Autograph Letter Signed ‘Florence Dixie’, to J.Mullett Ellis, about the publication of her ‘Songs of a Child’, saying she is delaying this due to a dispute with the publisher about the book’s price, discussing the difference between publishing a novel and children’s poetry. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. With the original envelope. Bengairn, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, 14 September 1901. Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (1857-1905), traveller, feminist, author of Across Patagonia and other works. In 1881 she and her husband travelled to South Africa to cover the First Boer War. She was the first official woman war correspondent who interviewed the Zulu king Cetewayo, leading to the publication of In The Land Of Misfortune (1882).