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BARRIE, Sir James Matthew (1860-1937). Playwright and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Annie B. Wood in Manchester, 1 page 8vo with envelope (the latter soiled), Athenaeum Club, 30 January 1912. Giving her permission to make use of Peter Pan.

'In answer to your letter you have my permission to publish your Peter Pan [illegible] in the newspaper, so long as it is clearly understood they are not published in book form, which would not do ...'

Peter Pan was first staged in 1904 and 'broke all previous theatrical records and proved Barrie's most enduring success' (R.D.S. Jack in ODNB). There followed in book form Peter Pan in Kensinton Gardens in 1906, and Wendy in 1911.
[No: 26174]

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