Willie Moseley Estate: Thank you for looking at these wonderful autographs and. Stamps from the estate of the late Dr. Willie Moseley from Greenwood South Carolina. His massive original autographs were so impressive to view and his stamp collection was just as massive and he kept all of his autographs and stamps in pristine condition. I became curious about this Mr. (Professor at William & Mary College, Norfolk Division) William W. Seward from where many of Dr. Seward was a TRUE autograph collector and tried to collect the best of the mid-century literature names. The name of his book was SKIRTS of the DEAD NIGHT. I decided that I must find a copy and read it for myself after many of those great authors he reached out to wanted to read his book. So with the help of a very learned and dedicated Reference Assistant, Caroline F. At my library found a copy and of course it was located at William & Mary and V. I was so excited to get it. It is a small book but full of WHO DONE IT mystery. The chapters were described with vivid descriptions of the surroundings so that I could see this Noir thriller book in full black and white in my mind. It was a good read for a first novel; I think his only novel? I did have the who done it solved by page 79 (of 158 pages) but I was not yet sure just how the villain would be caught so that held my interest even more. I enjoyed the book and have enjoyed these autographs. The last date on the back cover of the Due Date page of the book was dated Mar. Now my mind wonders to think what those great authors thought of his book as they all seemed very pleased that he the Professor at William & Mary would use their books in his classroom teachings. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall for a few of those lessons. He is most remembered by his short story “The Quiet Man” that was made into a movie staring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in 1952. This is a scarce item to have– this is a hand written letter, hand signed, dated 23-11-45 Nov. 11, 1945 and on his letterhead paper. It has a reference to his mystery novel “Nine Strings To Your Bow” and is in very good collectible condition with worn edges and normal wearing of the ink and paper. The paper is to the thin side as paper goes. Thank you for looking and please see all of my autographs in my store. The item “Maurice Walsh Novelist Hand Written Letter 1945 Signed Inscribed THE QUIET MAN” is in sale since Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “plhantiques” and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Profession: Literature
- Signed by: Maurice Walsh