Two Autograph Letters Signed to [the Hon.] Mrs [Alicia Margaret Tyssen] Amherst.

Augusta Noel (nee Keppel)
Publication details: 
9 May [no year] and 'Friday' [no date] [but both 1885]; on 29A Grosvenor Square letterheads.
SKU: 4686

English author (1838-1902). The recipient was later Baroness Rockley. Both items are very good. They can be dated from the reference to the Noel's mother (nee Susan trotter, died 1885) and the mourning border. ITEM ONE (three pages, 12mo): 'I send you a very rough little story, for the Children's Hospital book. I do not know whether it will suit your purpose, but I must just let it go as it is. | My mother has been very suffering all this week, and I have only been able to scribble, in the intervals of fbeing with her [...] I suppose I shall have the proof sheets, as there are always corrections to be made, when one has a thing in print'. ITEM TWO (three pages, 12mo, with mourning border): 'The publisher desires the proofs of my poor little story to be sent to you, when corrected - I suppose as they are done - | I therefore send you the first sheets [...] I am ashamed of the hasty writing [...]'. Both items signed 'Augusta Noel'.