London: 21st. October, 1930.
1 p. on addressed stationary. 12mo. ‘Obstinate Patience’. Fine. Item #309348
A forthright letter one of the most successful English playwrights of the Victorian era, reading in part: “… I owe whatever success I have made in life to an obstinate patience … It may encourage those who fear they do not possess this quality to know that I am by nature a very impatient man.”
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) was a popular, critically acclaimed, English playright who was knighted for his contributions to the British stage.
As a high school student, Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), wrote letters to many notables of the day inquiring about their ideas to the keys to success in life. He would later go on to serve as Republican from New York to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st and 92nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1973.