Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    E. M. Forster Autograph Letters Signed and a Typed Letter Signed.

    Autograph Letter Signed "E M Forster." Two pages (of a bifolium), 4.5" x 7", Harnham, Monument Green, Weybridge [England]; August 8, 1919. A letter to [Sydney] Cockerell, in which he writes, in part, about a review he wrote, "How very kind of you to write: I am most gratified: I had no idea that my review would give Mr Blunt any pleasure, and the news was most gratifying."

    Autograph Letter Signed "E M Forster." One page, 4.5" x 7", on Station Gomshall [Surrey, England] stationery; January 25, [1924?]. A brief letter to a Mr. Wallis thanking him and Mrs. Wallis for an invitation to visit.

    Autograph Letter Signed "E M. Forster." One page (of a bifolium), 4.5" x 7", Reform Club [London]; August 21, [1927?]. A letter to a Mr. Wilson in which he sends his regrets "that I shall not be able to come to Durham to lecture this winter for the reason that other engagements will keep me in the South."

    Autograph Letter Signed "E M. Forster." One page, 4.5" x 7", on Station Gomshall [Surrey, England] stationery; January 9, [1927?]. A letter to Mrs. Wallis thanking her for a particular kindness.

    Typed Letter Signed "E M Forster." Two pages, 7" x 9", Station Comshall (Surrey, England) stationery; October 10, 1934. Letter to A. P. Herbert (1890-1971), English humorist, novelist, playwright, law reform activist, and member of Parliament, seeking a contribution to the Council for Civil Liberties. In a hand-written postscript, marked "personal," Forster mentions the Sedition Bill before Parliament, writing in part, "I agree that some of the opposition to the Bill has been a bit fictitious and unwise. I hope though that you will find time to go into the Bill a little, since you have cared to join our list of vice presidents, and will decide how best it may be opposed."

    E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist, known for his works A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910), and A Passage to India (1924).

    Condition: Letters have the usual folds but otherwise good.


    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    22nd Wednesday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    22nd Wednesday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    16 Days 12h 36m 56s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 2
    Page Views: 61

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 47001-47332) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

    Show All Session Information

    Show Auction Type Info

    Exhibition Viewing Times, Title Page, Floor Session and License Information

    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    ** Lots bearing estimates and without Consignor Reserve shall open at Heritage Auctions' discretion (usually 25% to 60% of the low estimate).

    Opening Bid:
    $500
    Bid Protection
    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $625.00 Minimum Next Bid: $500 ($625.00 w/ BP)
    Track Item