FORSTER, Edward Morgan (1879-1970). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('E M Forster') to [T.V.S.] Creagh Coen, 2 pages 8vo (oblong, some paper-clip stains), 'Aryasangha' Bombay, 14 December 1945. Together with Creagh Coen's copy of Howards End, 1932. Discussing mutual friends and acquaintances in India, and regreting that he would not be able to meet Creagh Coen.
'... If contacts had been a little earlier I could have joined you. But I had just fixed up to go to Delhi, and had told friends at Calcutta to come and meet me there if they wanted to. ... My wire reached you, I know, for I saw Romans at Baroda. ...'
The recipient is probably Terence Creagh Coen, author of The Indian Political Service: A Study in Indirect Rule. Forster had made his original 'passage to India' in 1912, resulting in the book of that name.
The image is of the first page only.