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Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Photos, Signed Deed, and Telegram.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1025
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Photos, Signed Deed, and Telegram. Group lot that includes a signed lease, 18 August 1947, for two rooms on the third floor rear, 4 Patchin Place, Manhattan, signed as tenant; (most material associated with James Sibley Watson Jr.) five 8 x 10 in. photographs of Cummings, including what may be two unpublished images of Cummings acting in one of Sibley's productions; an interesting telegram sent to Sibley regarding visitation of Cummings's daughter Nancy, sent during a period of heated negotiations during the summer of 1925, which reads as follows: "Thanks suggestion concerning future judge found referred me lawyer says nothing legally doing unless child in New York state and contract bad and no chance winning my case anyhow but advises calling husband who will avoid scandal but husband in London meanwhile everything points to husband therefore much darkness"; typed letter to Sibley Watson with manuscript post script; an envelope addressed to Sibley Watson in Cummings's hand; and three pages of brief journal notes that may be in Cummings hand; [together with] Susan Cheever's biography of Cummings.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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James Sibley Watson Jr., Susan Cheever, Edward Estlin, Sibley Watson, Nancy, London, E. E. Cummings, James Sibley Watson, Massachusetts culture, Sibley

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