SHAW, George Bernard. 21425



An acerbic 5 line Autograph rejoinder, signed ‘G.Bernard Shaw’, at the end of a letter from the Mary Ward Settlement in which the secretary begs for an autograph letter “to raise funds to wipe out a debt we sustained last year”. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches, fine. 14 July 1933. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) appends a forceful communication: “No: I must not manufacture autographs for sale; it is an industry of which I do not approve and in which I will not engage. I am shocked at the demoralization indicated by the Settlement living beyond its income and then proposing to extricate itself from debt by such questionable means. What would Mary have said? G.Bernard Shaw. 14th July 1933.”