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Autograph letter, January 16 to A. St. John Adcock

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Mary Webb. Autograph letter signed, January 16 [1924] (date in pencil and possibly in another hand), to Arthur St. John Adcock, three pages on one folded leaf. In this letter, Webb thanks Adcock for sending her the proof of an article of hers for the Bookman. She asks Adcock for opportunities to review books, saying that she has done some reviews for the Spectator. Webb had been writing book reviews for the Spectator since 1922. Her first review commissioned by Adcock appeared in the August 1924 issue of the Bookman. Webb discusses arrangements for having a portrait taken. She may be referring to the photograph of herself that was published in “The Bookman’s Diary” in the September 1924 issue of the Bookman, with a notice of a review of Webb’s new novel, Precious Bane, by Edwin Pugh in the same issue.