[ Sir Gerald du Maurier, actor-manage. ] Typed Letter Signed to composer Herman Finck, regarding his 'very delightful well-favoured' daughter.

Sir Gerald du Maurier [ Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier ] English actor-manager [ Herman Finck [ born Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939), Anglo-Dutch composer and conductor ]
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On letterhead of Wyndham's Theatre, London. 5 September 1921.

1p., 8vo. On aged and worn paper. Reads: 'One of the extraordinary things in this world is heredity. I occasionally met on the golf links at Thurlestone, a very delightful well-favoured young lady, of whom I saw too little. She told me she was your daughter. Is it possible? and such charming manners too. Well! its a wonderful world.' Finck's song 'In the Shadows' was one of the last to be played as RMS Titanic went down.

[ Sir Charles Wyndham and Percy Burton, translators. ] Typewritten drafts, with extensive emendations in Wyndham's autograph, of 'The Blind Passenger. A Play in Three Acts by Oscar Blumenthal and Gustav Hadelburg.'

Sir Charles Wyndham [ born Charles Culverwell ] (1837-1919), English actor-manager, and Percy Burton; Oscar Blumenthal and Gustav Hadelburg
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Place and date not stated. [ London, circa 1904. ]

Item Three below does not name the translators, while Items One and Two do not. Item Three has the characters' names anglicised and the text more stilted than that of One and Two. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: Typescript of the whole play, with each of the three acts bound separately. 127pp., 4to. The first two acts bound in grey card wraps, with typed labels on covers, the unbound leaves of the third act attached with a brass stud. First two acts with stamp of Miss Christian of the Trafalgar Type Writing Office, London.

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