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    H. G. Wells: "Get it out of your head that
    I am an anti-Semite."

    H. G. Wells Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages on two leaves of Wells' stationery note paper, 7 x 5.5 inches, Clarence Gate, March 22, 1933. Addressed to his friend Naomi Mitchison: "Dear Naomi Get it out of your head that I am and anti-Semite. I jumped on your Outline simply & solely because it was damned bad. And I dislike [Victor] Gollancz as a publisher because he is rushing out stuff that is [illegible], to satisfy a hungry public that deserves better treatment. If Jews are to be immured from criticism [second page] because they are Jews - well, where are we? And what is this rubbish about people being fuller[?] between Socialism & Communism. Communism is Socialism, just as Methodism is Christianity. Whats happening to your mind? Will you come to tea 4pm Monday 27th/ Yours H. G." Although Wells and Mitchison were friends, this letter shows friction between the two. Vertical and horizontal creases, paper a bit toned. Very good.
    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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