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    George Gershwin Signed Letter and List of Work. This fascinating set of items features a list of shows and compositions written by the famous composer, as well as a handwritten note to a writer -- a young freelancer named Kathleen Hurst -- who had requested the info for an entry on Gershwin in "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians," and both documents are signed by Gershwin and dated May 7, 1926. The letter reads in part: "Please forgive my tardiness in answering your letter. I had every intention of giving you the information you wanted much sooner but your letter got lost in a pile of papers & I only recently found it. I should love to see the article you have written on me for 'Groves.' Would you be good enough to send it along to me?" Both items were glued to sheets of cardboard, and attached to the back of the piece featuring the letter are two letters to Hurst from the editor of "Grove's," one regarding the supplemental info, and the other regarding her payment for the piece, as well as a copy of page 371 from the volume, featuring Hurt's entry on Gershwin. The items are in Fine overall condition, with some fold creases to the letters and moderate overall aging to and some mild tanning to the edges of each item.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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