Typed Note from Ezra Pound to a signature collector [Who the blue hell..?] TOGETHER WITH an original Typed Letter from Pound's Doctor during his incarceration in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital

Typed Note from Ezra Pound to a signature collector [Who the blue hell..?] TOGETHER WITH an original Typed Letter from Pound's Doctor during his incarceration in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital

Pound, Ezra

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Publisher: Ezra Pound and others
Date Published: 1957, 1958
Edition: First edition
Binding: Framed
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 5761

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An ORIGINAL TYPED NOTE from a cantankerous Ezra Pound in response to a request to sign books stating: "Who the blue hell do you expect to wrap parcels and carry 'em to the post office. ["?" added in pencil, presumably in Pound's hand] Are you literate AT LEAST to pt/ of having digested this series ?", including the original typed envelope addressed to "J.P. Murphey[sic]." Washington: 1957. The request for the signed books was made by inveterate autograph seeker James P. Murphy, who appears to have persisted in his quest for Pound's autograph. Also present is an ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER SIGNED to Murphy from Pound's "keeper," Dr. Winfred Overholser, Superintendent of Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. [the mental hospital to which Pound was committed for twelve years after World War II] dated June 11, 1958 stating in part: "In reply to your note, I may say that Mr. Ezra Pound was discharged from this hospital last month. We do not have his present address." Dr. Overholser then suggests that Murphy contact New Directions, Pound's Publisher -- with the original envelope. With three photographs clipped from Humphrey Carpenter's biography of Pound, A Serious Character (1988). The whole mounted and framed, measuring approximately 17.5" x 16.25". A nice assemblage of Pound and Pound-related items, including an ORIGINAL TYPED NOTE FROM EZRA POUND.


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