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    H. G. Hurls Anti-Semetic Insults
    at Victor Gollancz

    H. G. Wells Autograph Letter Signed. One page on Wells' stationery note paper, 10.5 x 8.25 inches, Saint Mathieu Grasse, [n.d.] Addressed "Dear Naomi. Gollancz is a little squit [sic] of a Yid who will commercialize the Outline idea until it stinks... Edit as you will, dear Naomi; & then they will be uneven, disorganized & confusing in spite of you. And you with your lovely imagination & your creativeness ought not to spend a day on this sordid [illegible]... Love H. G." Vertical and horizontal creases, paper toned and mildly rubbed, ink creating an occasional "halo" effect on paper. Very good.
    Evidently, Wells is referring to a collection of articles published by him in 1931 entitled An Outline of Modern Knowledge. Apparently, Naomi Mitchison, the recipient of this letter, contributed time to this collection.
    From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells.


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    Naomi Mitchison (Scottish novelist, poet and scientist, 1897-1999) was a vocal feminist and socialist, perhaps the best reason she moved in the same circles as Wells. Her works were considered controversial for their outspoken feminist point of view and her frank depiction of sexual matters and birth control. Her work as a science fiction novelist was heavily influenced by Wells.



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