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A. HAMILTON GIBBS HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED ENGLISH-AMERICAN NOVELIST

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A. HAMILTON GIBBS HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, "A. Hamilton Gibbs", 6.25 x 7, May 13, 1964, on his personal letterhead, Middleboro, MA, responding to a fan, by the English-American bestselling novelist, written just 11 days before he died. In part: "...Two line in your letter caught my eye. One, your thanking me for taking time out to read it; and, two, our saying that you have read all my books up to date. I should be much interested to know the titles of those which prompted you to pen your epistle...." In fine condition.

Arthur Hamilton Gibbs (1888 –1964) was an English-American novelist. He was the brother of Cosmo Hamilton and Sir Philip Gibbs. Born in London, Gibbs wrote 16 novels and two books of poetry. His novels include The Persistent Lovers (1915) (which was adapted into a 1922 film of the same name), Soundings (1925) (the best-selling book in the United States that year), and Chances (1930). Gibbs became a United States citizen in 1931, and thereafter lived primarily in Lakeville, Massachusetts. He died in Boston in 1964, survived by his wife Jeanette (Philips), a writer and lawyer.

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