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. This is a letter filled with true emotion from the author. It has a strong reference to the book Tahiti Holiday. It is written to Professor Seward. It is in good used condition with torn and or bend edges mainly down the right side of the letter & it has been folded. It is a bold letter and I think is scarce or rare for one to find this signature in a hand written letter. It measures about 8 1/2 x 11 on thin letter head paper embossed with the address of–Avalon Orchard, Hood River Valley, Parkdale Oregon at the top of the page. Thank you for looking and please see all my historical autographs in my store. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “plhantiques” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Sydney Gorham Babson