Gilbert, W.S. (1836–1911)
Autograph Letter Signed
ALS from the British dramatist and librettist best known for his 14 comic operas written in collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, to an unidentified recipient (H.C. Marillein?) regarding a forthcoming meeting. February 10, 1905, 52 Pont Street, 1 pp., 8vo, on blue paper: "Dear Sir,/ I shall be pleased to see you here on Monday at 11.15 (if that hour suits your schedule) to discuss the matters mentioned in your letter of today’s date./ Faithfully yours,/ W.S. Gilbert." Light toning along edges, mounting remnants to verso, else fine. 8 x 7 inches (20.3 x 17.8 cm.).
Provenance: The estate of J.D. McClatchy (1945-2018), American poet, librettist, literary critic, and former president of The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Stonington, CT.