Autograph letter signed, one page, 6,5 x 8 inch, `Travistock Square` letterhead, (London), 5.03.1934, to author and editor Logan Pearsall Smith* - concerning a duty for the `BBC Comtee`**, written and signed in dark ink "Virginia Woolf", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Woolf in a close-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with a central horizontal letter fold, and a filing hole to the upper left blank area - in fine to very fine condition. "Dear Logan, I am, I admit, relieved to hear that the BBC Comtee. has been put off. In fact I had it in mind to write to you & say that, if no steps had been taken, I would like to withdraw. I more & more doubt that I should do my duty & attend. Therefore, if this scheme is revived, would you - accepting my best thanks for the suggestion - suppress me & invite some one else to take my place? I have never sat on a Comtee in my life & feel it too late to begin. I am so sorry, we cannot come to your party, as we go down to Sussex on Friday. yours sincerely - Virginia Woolf" * Smith (1865-1946) was a longtime friend of Woolf`s until, in the 1920s, he criticized her foray into popular journalism, which led to somewhat strained relations between the two. ** The committee in question was apparently related to a scheme organized by the BBC to have experts confer on the pronunciation of unusual words.
|Profession||British writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device|
|Year of birth||1882|
|year of death||1941|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||6,5 x 8 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
|Expert comment||A desirable, crisply penned letter from a revered modern writer!|