[AUTOGRAPHS & MANUSCRIPTS] [RADICAL AUTHORS] EASTMAN, Max
Autograph Letter, signed. 2pp, to "My dear Miss Saunders." Dated April 6, 1910
New York: 1910. Addressed to "My dear Miss Saunders," apologizing for being unable to meet; concluding with a few words regarding her speech, with Eastman had found "informative." While there are several possibilities as to the identity of "Miss Saunders," our best guess is Canadian author Margaret Marshall Saunders, author of the children's classic Beautiful Joe, who was an ardent suffragist, anti-vivisectionist and child-labor reformer -- all subjects on which she and Eastman would have found common ground. A very early Eastman letter, predating by almost two years his involvement with The Masses. Brief 2pp ALS, on two sides of a sheet of Columbia University note paper. Old folds from mailing, else fine, with authograph clear and legible.