1922 Letter on St. Botolph Club 4 Newbury Street Boston Letterhead Regarding Artist Members of the Club Including James Montgomery Flagg
(Americana - 20th Century - St. Botolph Club Boston - Correspondence)

Boston, Mass.: Not Published, 1922. F Handwritten letter, folded in 4 panels, dated February 10, 1922, with 2 sides written in black ink on St. Botolph Club 4 Newbury St. Boston imprint notepaper, in a spidery hand: "Dear O L - I have just breakfasted and x x x x x x x and take Pen in hand to say that spurred on by words dropped by you with my interrupting ears the other day when without you might have said "...why doesn't the...get out., can't he be this busy" (?) I gave up 15c for a copy of the Ed. Pinand of papers (of course I like that line - I hope it's not offensive) hoping to find one 2 or 3 of these lines in - better than they should be and maybe a picture of yours - the Prose poem - Too bad you can't draw because than you could Illustrate your writings like our Mr. Flagg does. Or...in judgement or is Mr. Flagg's hand a bit heavy these days? or maybe its feet he uses. You're quite right about the printing - color & all - very nice. But I can't keep up this Expenditure of 15c each week and I can't visit Scotty the perfect Tonsorialist each week so I ask you what is to do yrs. Rice" The St. Botolph Club, founded in 1880 and still extent, primarily a men's-only social club, until the admittance of women in 1988 and which counted many artists as members. It's unclear from the content who these correspondents were and the handwriting needs more clarity. Approx. 5" x 8" size, folded to form 4 panels. A little edge-wear, darkening, finger soiling, old fold line; in good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24859)


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