Autograph Letter Signed ‘Emerald Cunard’, to “Dear Seymour” [Seymour Leslie] asking him to send from his bookshop works by Andre Gide and George Moore, and asking for his assistance in organising subscriptions for an organisation for opera. 2 pp. 7½ x 5½ inches, light surface creasing and dust soiling only. 7 Grosvenor Square. Endorsed as received 26 November 1928. Uncommon. Maud Alice Burke (1872 – 1948), later Lady Cunard, known as Emerald, was an American-born, London-based society hostess. She had long relationships with the novelist George Moore and the conductor Thomas Beecham, and was the muse of the former and a champion of and fund-raiser for the latter.