CONRAD, JOSEPH. (1857-1924). Polish-born, British novelist; author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim as well as many other adventure tales. ALS. (“Joseph Conrad”). 2pp. 4to. Kent, November 12, 1920. On his personal stationery. To Mrs. Pinker, likely MARY ELIZABETH SEABROOKE PINKER, wife of the important British literary agent James Brand Pinker (1863-1922).
“Ever so many thanks for your most kind letter. The lady who owns me has developed such a hearty cold that her departure for town must be put off for a week. I hope you will not withdraw the light of your countenance from a long-suffering man and that you’ll let me come to Burys Court this next Thursday week. I hope that my ‘able and respected’ collaborator is leading an orderly and domestic life. Pray give him my love and be good enough to remember me affectionately to Miss Pinker when you write. My wife (in a very hoarse voice) sends you her love and her thanks for your letter. Believe me dear Mrs. Pinker your very faithful and affectionate friend and servant…”