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Autograph letter-card signed, December 8, 1922 to Mr. Kyllman

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Mary Webb. Autograph letter-card signed, December 8, 1922, to “Dear Mr. Kyllmann.” Webb asks for copies of Gone to Earth and The Golden Arrow, as she wants to give them to Edwin Pugh, who “. . . has had the temerity to undertake to read all my work—prose and verse.” Webb also says that she wants copies for H. L. Mencken, “. . . who has expressed a wish to read them, which astonishes me very much.” This letter, and the letter dated March 17, 1925 are accompanied by a typed letter from Mencken to F. B. Adams, in which Mencken says that The House in Dormer Forest is the only one of Webb’s books that he has reviewed. Enclosed in a folding cardboard case, with a sheet of notes in Adams’s hand, and two newspaper clippings. One clipping, from Constable’s Monthly List (May 1928), blames the public for not recognizing Webb’s literary talents.