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    R. Austin Freeman. Typed Letter, Signed. Gravesend: August 14, 1937. Original letter on Rosemount stationery.
    R. Austin Freeman. Typed Letter Addressed to a "Mr. Mason," Responding to a Fan Letter. Gravesend, Kent: unpublished correspondence, August 14, 1937. Signed. Single leaf on Rosemount (Freeman's home) stationery, with typewritten letter on recto, hand-signed. Freeman discusses how he conceptualized his famous detective, Dr. Thorndyke: "He has no prototype in real life. His character was created specifically to fit the part that he was intended to play." Paper softly tanned; horizontal crease running width of sheet from folding to mail, with a few additional short creases from handling; short tear, about half an inch, at upper half from left edge; a bit of paper loss at lower right corner. Evidence of effaced penciling at lower margin at recto. Tape residue at head and foot of verso. Near fine.


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