Typed Letter Signed to Effie Burns

Price: $250.00

Unbound. Two page Typed Letter Signed (with manuscript postscript and note) dated 28 February 1925 on the letterhead of the League of American Pen Women, a writers' organization. Old folds from mailing, a paperclip shadow, a short tear, very good or better. Letter, from the President of the League of American Pen Women responding to Effie Burns, an active suffragette and the President of the Western New York Branch of the organization. The letter discusses Burns' suggestions, talks about the explosive number of members and branches, and discusses travel expenses (discouraged by the Board!).

At the close of the letter Colman asks Burns if she has seen her latest book *Seventy-Five Years of White House Gossip* published by Doubleday, Page & Company.

The League of American Pen Women was founded in 1897 with the purpose of encouraging and promoting women artists and writers, after Washington, D.C. Press Club refused admission to women writers. The group was found by Marion Longfellow O'Donohue (niece of Henry W. Longfellow) and eventually grew to a membership of 5000.


Item #407064

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Typed Letter Signed to Effie Burns. Edna COLMAN.