Lancaster: Original, 1906. Ephemera. Single Sheet. 3 3/4 X 5 1/2. Very Good. Item #1385
Original January 27, 1906 letter in the hand of James M. Barrie. Not two years after the first production of Peter Pan and in the same year as the release of "Peter Pan in Kensington Garden", this ALS obviously dates to a very important time in Barrie's life. While much of the letter is illegible to me (as with most of Barrie's letters), there are a few very interesting people and places mentioned. First, the year is 1906, the year that "Peter Pan in Kensington Garden" was released. Second, the letter mentions Barries agent, Mr. (Addison) Bright. Bright actually passed away later in this same year. The third interesting tid-bit here is the address of "36 Russell Square." Russell Square was the birthplace of Peter Pan and is the home of both the Duke of York Theatre as well as the Great Ormond Street Hospital, to whom Barrie gave all rights to "Peter Pan" to in 1929.
On "Leinster Corner, Lancaster Gate. W" stationery. Horizontal fold. Slight toning.