ALS to Miss Louise Imogen Guiney

Worcestershire: March 9, 1919. 6" x 4", 4 pp. in legible handwriting. Content: Leaving England back to the U.S. to get away from the gloomy weather, " We are sailing to America on the 20th of March...we have done all we can at this time for the YMCA...we are glad to get back to the sunshine to cure these colds...I remember the time in Oxford when you were so gracious"

Julia Marlowe (born Sarah Frances Frost; Aug 1865 – Nov 1950) was an English-born American actress and suffragist, known for her interpretations of William Shakespeare. Most of Julia's acting reviews were stunning. Audiences and critics alike were kind to her. She had homes in Egypt, England, Switzerland, as well as the United States. In 1894, Julia married Robert Taber, but they were later divorced in 1900. Her second marriage was to her long-time co-star, E. H. Sothern in 1911. They were considered the greatest Shakespeare duo of the era. In 1921, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree by George Washington University. She continued many philanthropic duties after her retirement. This letter about her work with the YMCA is an example of caring spirit.

Louise Imogen Guiney (Jan 1861 – Nov 1920) was an American poet, essayist and editor, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. For more than 20 years, she worked at various jobs, including serving as a postmistress and working in the field of cataloging at the Boston Public Library. She was a member of several literary and social clubs, and according to her friend Ralph Adams Cram was "the most vital and creative personal influence" on their circle of writers and artists in Boston. In 1901, Guiney moved to Oxford, England, to focus on her poetry and essay writing. She soon began to suffer from illness and was no longer able to write poetry. She was a contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's Magazine, McClure's, Blackwood's Magazine, Dublin Review, and the Catholic Encyclopedia. Fine. Item #1519

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