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Margaret Mitchell typed letter signed, written by the author in 1939 shortly before the film ''Gone With the Wind'' premiered. In this interesting letter, Mitchell references her famous novel, and how her life was upended after its publication. Accompanied by original envelope postmarked from Atlanta on 15 March 1939. On her personal stationery, letter reads in full,

''Dear Ruth: I wish I could contribute something to the souvenir program, but I can't. I know that sounds very small and persnickity and I am sorry that I cannot make it sound any other way.

The reason I can't oblige you is that for nearly three years I have been getting hundreds of requests for endorsements, letters of congratulations et cetera. During the first year after 'Gone With the Wind' was published I was so swamped with business matters, lawsuits, foreign contracts et cetera that I did not have the time to do this for any organization. I have a great many requests from people here in Atlanta and was forced to refuse them, as I did not see how I could work longer hours than I was working. Now, having refused so many homefolks, I find myself in a very unfortunate situation--I cannot oblige anyone who makes requests like yours without offending many people here at home and making them feel that I had deliberately slighted them. I am awfully sorry and wish that things were different, for it would give me great pleasure to do as you wish. / Good luck to you, [signed] Peggy''.

Single page letter measures 7'' x 10.875''. Envelope measures approximately 7.25'' x 4'', with Mitchell's address embossed on verso. Toning and pieces of tape to envelope, in good plus condition. Folds and light creasing to letter, overall in very good to near fine condition.
Margaret Mitchell Letter Signed From 1939 -- ''...During the first year after 'Gone With the Wind' was published I was so swamped with business matters, lawsuits, foreign contracts...''Margaret Mitchell Letter Signed From 1939 -- ''...During the first year after 'Gone With the Wind' was published I was so swamped with business matters, lawsuits, foreign contracts...''Margaret Mitchell Letter Signed From 1939 -- ''...During the first year after 'Gone With the Wind' was published I was so swamped with business matters, lawsuits, foreign contracts...''
Margaret Mitchell Letter Signed From 1939 -- ''...During the first year after 'Gone With the Wind' was published I was so swamped with business matters, lawsuits, foreign contracts...''
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