Autograph letters signed Fanny Lily Gypsey Davenport ("Fanny Davenport") chiefly to Author and Editor Edward Bok ("Dear Mr. Bok").
various places: c. 1881-1887.
27 letters [81 pp.] pen and ink on paper, chiefly on personal monogrammed letterhead, with several signatures penned as an afterthought, on top of the initial text. Various sizes of 8vo. Very good/fine Item #257639
An extensive archive in Davenport's scrawling hand, chiefly to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor, Edward Bok, during his tenure as editor of The Brooklyn Magazine, discussing current and future articles and writing projects for submission. Bok was also the noted editor of the Ladies Home Journal for 30 years and is credited with coining the term "living room" for the room once commomnly known as a parlour.
Fanny Lily Gipsey Davenport (1850-1898) was an English born, American stage actress from a theatrical family that included her father, Edward Loomis Davenport, and her mother, Fanny Vining Davenport, as well as several siblings, all of whom were actors. She started on the stage at 7 years old and continued to tread the boards until several months before her death in 1898.
Price: $1,250.00 Free International Delivery