Autograph Letter Signed
GREENAWAY, Kate. ALS. , 1895.
Three page letter in Kate Greenaway's hand, written in ink to Lady Maria. (Measures 6 x 3 3/4 inches, folded).

Christmas 1895 39 Frognal Hampstead N.W

My Dear Lady Maria,

I wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and maybe I hope I may see you before long-

I am going for a few days to the Solcer-Sampsons on Boxing day- I hope it isn't going to be cold-It feels rather like it today.

There is no almanack this year. So I send you the little pictures for xmas cards.

Please forgive my sending your with Mr. Ponsonbys-but they rub so I thought they would do best that way.

And you are going to have your little girls with you. That will rejoice you very much I know.

The shops are quite long I think- everywhere so bright even up here- I always like last the time before Christmas-Oh -if only it wont freeze and snow-As soon as you have time I hope you will come one afternoon-I should have written to you before-Only I wanted to come out-to show to advantage-and there nothing is done. I don't know how it is I never get time for anything, when oncce I get to work-then Ive had a very bad cold-I know you will believe in its badness even if Mr. Ponsonby does not.

No time to finish your letter-

With my love

Your affectionate Kate Greenaway.

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