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    H. G. Wells Invites Naomi Mitchison to Visit - Possibly the Earliest Letter He Wrote to the Person Who Would Become His Friend and Protégé

    H. G. Wells Autograph Note Signed. One page on one sheet of Wells' stationery, 10.5 x 8.25 inches. Whitehall Court, November 28, 1927. Addressed "Dear Mrs. Mitchison Come along on Wednesday next at 4.30. here. Yours H. G. Wells". Vertical and horizontal creases, two marginal tears (one creased) and one tear at a fold. Sheet rubbed. Good.
    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.
    From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells.


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    April, 2015
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