LILIAN BELL HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, "Faithfully yours, Lilian Bell", 8 x 10, on "Hotel Alexandria, New York City" stationary, February 22, 1920, by American author and travel writer, responding to a request for an autograph. In part: "...I was so flattered by yet...my humble autograph...I have been unable to think of anything adequate to write. I don't mean to say that the enclosed is, but I have just written it and I am sending you a copy before it is published. I am indeed glad that you like what I write and hope you always may...." Staining along the bottom edge and a few minor creases and chips along the edges, otherwise in fine condition.
Lilian Lida Bell (pen name, Mrs. Arthur Hoyt Bogue; 1867–1929) was an American novelist and travel writer. Her works included At Home with Jardines, Hope Loring, Abroad with the Jimmies, The Interference of Patricia, A Book of Girls, and The Lilian Bell Birthday Book. In addition to her novels, Bell was a travel writer. That she is one of the most successful women writers of the day was demonstrated by the instant acceptance of everything she offered, both in the U.S. and in England. Her English publishers cabled their acceptance of her new book before they had read the manuscript.