Margaret Ayer Barnes

Margaret Ayer Barnes
Barnes’s calling card, using her husband’s name. It is also signed by her.

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MARGARET AYER BARNES (1886 – 1967)

American Author

Barnes won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1931 for her novel Years of Grace. She also became known for her play Dishonored Lady, which was published in 1930 and filmed in 1947.

Arthur C. Clarke

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Clarke’s personal business card from the 1990s. It is also signed by him.

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ARTHUR C. CLARKE (1917 – 2008)

British Author

Clarke was one of the giants of 20th Century Science Fiction. He wrote the screenplay and novel of 2001: A Space Odyssey in collaboration with Stanley Kubrick, as well as the Rendezvous with Rama series. He was also a noted populariser of science.

Louise Weiss

Louise Weiss
Weiss’s calling card which is also inscribed and initialed by her.

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LOUISE WEISS (1893 – 1983)

French Author, Activist and Politician

Weiss was a part of the European women’s suffrage movement during the 1930s, and later active in the French Resistance during the Second World War. She was elected as a member of the European Parliament in 1979, and the main building of the Parliament is named after her.

Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet
Daudet’s calling card signed and inscribed by him.

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ALPHONSE DAUDET (1840 – 1897)

French Novelist

Daudet was a famous 19th Century author who wrote short stories (‘Letters from my Windmill’) novels (‘Fromont and Risler’) and non-fiction (‘In the Land of Pain’).

Washington Irving

Washington Irving
Irving’s calling card when he was posted to England in 1831.

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WASHINGTON IRVING (1783 – 1859)

American Author and Diplomat

One of America’s great early writers. Irving wrote such pieces as ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’.