Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    W. Somerset Maugham. Two Signed Letters to Canadian Writer Francis Dickie. Two letters, circa 1933, to the newspaperman from British Columbia, in which Maugham rhapsodizes about the beauty of British Columbia and commends Dickie for an article.

    More Information:

    Two letters to Francis Dickie, including:

     

    Typed letter signed by Maugham, to Francis Dickie (1890-1976), a Canadian newspaperman and freelance writer of fiction, on pale blue Villa Mauresque stationery and dated June 6, 1933. In it, Maugham remembers a pleasant visit to British Columbia, saying he "thought it as pleasant a spot as I had found anywhere in the world." He goes on to say "I really think it is one of the places where one could easily settle down for the rest of one's life. And I know nowhere else so grateful to the amateur gardener." He also thanks Dickie for an article that Dickie apparently wrote about Maugham and adds "It always makes me a little uncomfortable to read things about myself but I thought it extraordinarily sympathetic." The typed letter includes corrections in Maugham's hand and is signed "W. Somerset Maugham." Center fold. With transmittal envelope. Very good. [and:]

     

    Another letter, this an autograph letter signed by Maugham ("W. S. Maugham"), to Dickie, on London hotel notepaper. Dated October 28, but with no year. In it Maugham mentions materials he will be sending him ("I have nothing here, but when I get back to the south I will send you what I can find"). He is referring, presumably, to material for Dickie's article on Maugham that appeared in the early part of 1933. Center fold; paper is lightly toned, with a couple of small areas of discoloration at top edge. Very good.

     

    From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 409

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 May 9 - 10 Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstong Family Collection Part II.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $656,222