Typed Letter Signed

Typed Letter Signed

Description: IMPORTANT SIGNED LETTER ON THE ORIGIN OF THE NAMES WOOSTER AND JEEVES. Wodehouse?s letter, dated May 20, 1962, is in response to a letter from G.L.C. ?Bertie? Wooster, asking Wodehouse if he had known his father at Clifton College and perhaps gotten the name ?Wooster? from him. Wodehouse writes in full: Dear Mr Wooster. I was very interested to get a letter signed by your honoured name! But I wasn't at Clifton. I was at Dulwich. I can't remember how I got the name Wooster.? I think it may have been from a serial in the old Captain, where one of the characters was called Worcester.? The odd thing is that the Bertie W. character started out as Reggie Pepper, and I don't know why I changed the name. Jeeves I got from watching a Warwickshire v Gloucestershire match. One of the Warwickshire bowlers was called Jeeves, and it seemed just the name I wanted. I have just shipped off a new Jeeves novel to the Jenkins people. It is a sequel to The Code of the Woosters, and has come out very well. It won?t be published till next year, as I have a Blandings Castle story coming out in June and they never like to publish more than one a year. Yours sincerely, [signed] P.G. Wodehouse The sequel Wodehouse refers to is almost certainly Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, published in 1963. With original typed envelope and a note from G. L. C. Wooster (signed "Bertie") explaining the context of the letter to Wodehouse. Also with a photograph (5x7 in) of Wodehouse. Remsenburg, New York: May 20, 1962. One page (6x7 inches), on Wodehouse?s Remsenburg, New York letterhead. Horizontal fold, some light browning and foxing.?A fascinating insight into the origins of the names of two of the most iconic characters in English literature.
Artist or Maker: WODEHOUSE, P.G
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