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Description: American children’s author Eliza Orne White (1856-1947) typed and signed this charming letter to a young fan in 1935. White mentions that she wrote a sketch of her life for “The Junior Book of Authors” so that “children could learn something about the authors whose books they read,” and tells her fan, “if that book is in the Public Library in Albany you may like to read my article and see just what sort of life I had when I was a little girl.” She ends the letter with a sweetly self-mocking explanation for the numerous corrections made in pen: “Please forgive this type-written letter, which I have written myself, being too blind to see what I am writing.”
Eliza Orne White wrote over forty books, her most popular works being those aimed at young audiences. They frequently focused on middle-class families set in New England and had themes that grew out of her own childhood memories.
11” x 8 ¼”. Item #A00967.
Condition: Paper trimmed at left and right margins, fold lines, otherwise in very good condition.