Typed note signed, one page,1 December 1961, with original mailing envelope. To L. Lyons.


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Typed note signed ("Love to you both, / (signed) Helen / MRS. JAMES THURBER"), one page, 8vo, West Cornwall, Connecticut, 1 December 1961, with original mailing envelope. To Leonard Lyons at the New York Post, replying: "Thank you for writing me about Jim's death. He was always very fond of you and Sylvia and would have appreciated your note. I have been up here in the country for a while, trying to rest . . . and straighten out legal tangles but I will be at the Algonquin from time to time and hope to run into you some day in the Rose Room." Minor stains from the paper clip (still present) which fastens the note to its envelope; else fine.

James Thurber died on November 2nd, 1961. Leonard Lyons (1906-1976); American journalist and theater critic, married to Sylvia Lyons. His Broadway column, "The Lyons Den" (originally written for The New York Post and later syndicated) spanned the years 1934-1974. (Item ID: 19941)

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