Letter

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Typescript letter from M.C. Richter to C.C. Kohler, in which Richter offers Gissing correspondence: In the middle 30's, I don't know why, but I picked up Gissing's 'Private Papers' [of Henry Ryecroft], took it home to read for the evening. I was so impressed by this book that I immediately started to collect the author personally, and after a few years, I had first editions of all his books except 'Workers' [in the Dawn] - somehow I could not locate a copy... The enclosed correspondence I know will interest you greatly. Did 'A.C.' [Alfred Charles Gissing] ever publish Gissing's biography? If so I am not aware of it.

Dated at The Book Den, Santa Barbara, California.