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    Richard Rodgers' Archive. A group of five typed letters signed and two autograph letters signed from the famous American composer, along with one autograph letter signed from his wife, Dorothy. The letters date from 1944 to 1970, and cover a range of topics including invitations to stay, descriptions of holidays, as well as communications following Rodgers' surgery for jaw cancer. Rodgers has simply signed all of his letters "Dick." The majority are addressed to Elaine, with just one addressed to John. The group includes the following:

    Richard Rodgers Autograph Letter Signed "Dick". One page, 7.25" x 10.5", New York; June 30, 1947. Addressed to Elaine Scott (at the time married to Zachary Scott).

    Richard Rodgers Autograph Letter Signed "Dick". Three pages, 5" x 8", [No place]; November 11, 1957. Addressed to Elaine Steinbeck.

    Dorothy Rodgers Autograph Letter Signed "Dorothy". Two pages, 5" x 8", [New York]; August 2, [no year] circa 1955. Addressed to Elaine Steinbeck.

    Richard Rodgers Typed Letter Signed "Dick". Three pages, 7.25" x 10.5", New York; April 8, 1944. To Elaine Scott.

    Richard Rodgers Typed Letter Signed "Dick". One page, 7.25" x 10.5", New York; October 27, 1944. To Elaine Scott.

    Richard Rodgers Typed Letter Signed "Dick". Two pages, 7.25" x 10.5", New York; April 18, 1955. To John Steinbeck.

    Richard Rodgers Typed Letter Signed "Dick". One page, 7.25" x 10.5", New York; August 31, 1970. To Elaine Steinbeck.

    Richard Rodgers Typed Letter Signed "Dick". One page, 7.25" x 10.5", New York; November 18, 1970. To Elaine Steinbeck.

    Accompanied by one original, hand addressed transmittal cover.

    Condition: Varying degrees of creasing, wear and soiling. Signatures are clear. Overall very good.


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    27th Sunday
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