GILBERT, Sir William Schwenck (1836-1911). Dramatist and collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Series of three Autograph Letters Signed to [Carl] Hentschel (one of the 'Three Men in a Boat'), 3 pages 8vo in fine condition, (Grim's Dyke, Harrow Weald), 1907 and 1908. All on business of the O.P. Club (of which Hentschel was the founder).
The first letter expresses gratitude to the Club for an unspecified boon ('It adds to the debt of gratitude I owe to the Club & to its members'); the second gladly accepts an invitation on the condition that he should be in London at the time; and the third congratulates Hentschel on the successful banquet:
'... It must have been most gratifying to you to receive such unequivocal testimony of your popularity.'
The image is of one letter only.