Faith Baldwin Collection
Date Published: 1913 to 1971
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Faith Baldwin was a U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels, often concentrating on women. The New York Times wrote that her books had "never a pretense at literary significance" and were popular because they "enabled lonely working people, young and old, to identify with her glamorous and wealthy characters.
The collection has 17 item dating from 1913 to 1971, specifically 8 cards, 3 letters, 2 photos, 1 typescript, 1 designed custom postal order, and 2 books.
• ALS to Gladys Balder (?), 6 January ?, re the Sea Island “is a dream of Beauty”, cannot go there during the winter, Isaac Wick was there last year.
• TLS from Maxwell Droke Publishers, 29 December 1937, re her favorite anecdote; ALS reply on verso from Baldwin re an amusing story about Fannie Hurst living in Brooklyn, having four children, and spending “money like a drunken sailor”.
1 Signed Typescript:
• Signed ts., “Any Village”, 1 p., n.d. but circa 1971 when the book by this title was published.
2 Books signed and one with poem:
• George Middleton, Tradition and Other One-Act Plays. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1913. Blackish blue cloth, top edge gilt. Baldwin’s signature is pasted on the front pastedown. In addition, she has penned a signed poem (2 pp.), “A Woman’s Life”, on the front endpaper and fly leaf.
• Arizona Star. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1945. Light grey cloth in price-clipped dust jacket with a few tears and several nicks. Book plate on the front pastedown signed by Baldwin.
2 Photos one with Xmas card:
• B&w photo signed on the front for Russ Grant; on the verso Baldwin makes reference to King Kong and Roving Beach and notes that photo was taken in the 1930s or 1940s.
• Christmas 1940 card with b&w photo. “This is a joyous season But to speak of the past year has brought uncertainty….”
• Autograph post card, post-dated 29 December 1941, to Donald Clark, “I am just out of the hospital so a postcard must serve”.
• Autograph post card to Mr. Berg, 21 September 1946, would have replied sooner, “What a beautiful first name you have!”
• Custom postal cover of Baldwin and some of her works, signed by Baldwin, post-marked 12 June 1930, featuring original mixed media illustration by notable collector H.M. Brehm, San Diego, California.
• 3 autograph post cards to Jim Schendel, , 30 September 1963, and 12 October 1964, hoping that his hobby pays off handsomely, thanking him, that she’ll be away in October 1964.
• Card with a prayer poem on the front (9 lines, inside of the card printed in red, “FAITH BALDWIN CUTHRELL”, with envelope in Baldwin’s hand addressed to Rabbi Kurt Metzer, post-marked 8 December 1960.
• Card signed for John Kavanaugh, n.d. (“I’m autographing Both sides to be sure”).
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8772