Date Published: 1920 to 1935
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Margaret Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith was a British socialite, author, and wife of H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
There are 7 items dating from 1920 to 1935, specifically 6 letters and 1 book.
• ALS addressed “Dear Seymour” (probably Seymour Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst), 30 April ?, re the German soprano Lotte Lehmann, getting tickets for her performance.
• ALS (card) to Mrs. Beaumont, n.d., that the Asquiths would be delighted to dine on Monday the 19th. • 2 ALS (each 2 pp.) and an envelope, on letterheads of 44 Bedford Square London WC1 with mourning borders, both written in pencil, to the actor-manager George Grossmith junior, 14 and 15 May ?, expressing a desire to dance the tango with him. The first letter reads: “I was sorry, Dear Mr. Grossmith that you cd. not come last night. I long to dance the tango with you - wh. I have now learnt - as I know we cd. do it well together. One wants imagination for these dances; & this is what you have got. Do get me invited to some ball where you will be, as I adore dancing'. The second letter is written in the same vein with reference to “Mr. Selfridge's dance”.
• ALS addressed Dear Madam (the journalist Winifred Sykes), 30 September 1935, presumably in connection with Mrs. Sykes’s intended symposium entitled “My Ideal House”.
1 Book with ALS
• An Autobiography (New York: George H. Doran Company; Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1920, 2 vols., red cloth, spines discoloured somewhat with tears at the top. Previous owner, James Mavor small lablels on top left of each front end papers. ALS on front free endpaper of volume 1 to James Mavor (Canadian economist and Professor of Political Economy of the University of Toronto), 27 February 1922, thanking him (“the Professor with all my heart”), but she is tired and worn out with travelling, answering reporters, and answering letters.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8747