GRAND, Sarah. 14457



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sarah Grand’, addressed ‘Dear Sir’ [Joseph Collinson of the Humanitarian League], saying she is against flogging, but only because it appears to be a half measure. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. The Grey House, Langton, Tunbridge Wells, 17 April 1899. Uncommon. Sarah Grand (born Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke in 1854, died 1942), novelist and womens’ rights campaigner, author of the best-selling novel, The Heavenly Twins. “Certainly I am against flogging and all half measures. A man who outrages women and children is not fit to live, and I would put him to a painless death, and have done with him.” A note by the recipient indicates ‘”Facts” sent’.