COX, Annie. 20355



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Annie Cox’, to Mr. De V.Payen-Payne, with a reference to her novel ‘Comrades’, discussing publishers, A.P.Watt, Routledge, etc., finding “my ideas stolen for some favourite author”, and much else: “My inclinations turn to Simpkin, Marshall…” 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. 17 Tennyson Mansions, West Kensington, undated [Comrades was published in 1896]. Annie Cox (1845–1919). She became a prolific serial author under the pseudonym “Annabel Gray,” publishing twelve novels and novellas in The London Journal, four more in The London Reader, and one in Tinsley’s Magazine in addition to numerous essays and short stories. (Many of her novels did not appear in volume form.) Her productivity declined by the end of the century and, in poor health, she successfully applied to the Royal Literary Fund in 1914.