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    Tennessee Williams. Typed Letter Signed (signed as "10"). [St. Louis, MO]: 11/15/69. Matted and framed with the original mailing envelope and a photo of Williams.


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    Letter is on plain white paper. Approximately 9.5 x 8.5 inches. Letter toned and soiled, with a few small holes (not affecting text). Creased. Still, a good letter and an excellent item. In this revealing letter, Williams tells a friend about his final (but shaky) recovery from a long period of mental illness, which had confined him to hospital care for a time. In the letter he describes when he purposely poured boiling water on himself in his despair.



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    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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