HAWKINS, Sir Anthony Hope (1863-1933). Novelist.
Autograph Manuscript (unsigned, but with the author's name in in his hand in pencil in the left hand margin), headed 'River and Ring', 8 pages 4to on one side only, no date. Extensively revised and corrected on some pages, although not all. Contained in a brown buckram folder, gilt-stamped on the upper cover.
The story does not appear to be a chapter from any of Hawkins's novels, and is presumably an independent short work. It tells of a policeman who encounters a young woman on the Embankment in London intent on throwing an engagement ring into the river, her account of the broken engagement, and of his seeing her again the following day as the bride in a society wedding at St Margaret's.
Provenance: collection of Robert Collier, deaccessioned manuscript from Boston University, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.
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