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Mapp and Lucia; Benson ] Autograph Letter Signed "Mary Benson" to a "Miss Chittenden" discussing partner Lucy Tait's illness etc.

Mary Benson, lesbian wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury, mother of E.F. Benson

Editorial: Headed notepaper Tremans Horsted Keynes Sussex 8 May no year
Librería: Richard M. Ford Ltd (London, Reino Unido)

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4 pages, 16mo, bifolium, black-bordered. She explains at length why she finds it difficult to arrange a visit to her correspondent, including the illnes of a Miss Tait (awaiting doctor's orders) [Lucy Tait was her partner], and her daughter who has just returned from Egypt. She hopes to be in London with her daughter on the 21st, and perhaps take a train to Broxbourne to see her. Note: "Her future husband was so impressed by her intellect at their first meeting that he vowed to marry her on the spot, despite her being only eight years old at the time. He finally got his wish when she was 18, but it was not a happy marriage for the very good reason that Mary Benson loved women. Later in life she settled with her lover Lucy Tate at Horsted Keynes.". N° de ref. de la librería 18137

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Título: Mapp and Lucia; Benson ] Autograph Letter ...

Editorial: Headed notepaper Tremans Horsted Keynes Sussex 8 May no year

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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