Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 322

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was all very much appreciated and an ongoing testament of how good Heritage Auctions are.
    Vanessa H.,
    Brackley, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $908,870