Two typed letters, signed “Jo van Ammers-Kuller” and a typed synopsis entitled “Diana. The Life of the Famous Sculptress Elizabet Ney 1833-1907,” in English.

The Hague: 's-Gravenhage, 2 October 1958, 31st July 1959.

Price: $200.00

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One and a quarter pages, one page and the synopsis in two pages. 1 vols. 4to. To Wesley Hartley, a long-time educator and teacher, formerly of the American Council on Education. Folded, else fine with two original envelopes.

Item #24284

¶The noted historical writer provides more recent biographical information for Hartley. Hartley had enquired how valuable to his creative writing was his formal education. To which he responded that “high school” was certainly important but that he sees “the most important is…the knowledge of humanity, a thorough study of character, of human behavior and certainly I learned a lot during my many travels.” He notes in this earliest letter that he needed an American publisher for his works and asks Hartley if he knows of any good ones that he could provide introductions to. The second letter follows up on this query reminding Hartley of his offer to provide assistance and writing that he had just published a biography of Elizabet Ney, the famous 19th century sculptor who had spent half of her remarkable life in Europe and the other half in Texas. He encloses a synopsis of the work.