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  • Autograph letter in French, signed, to Calve’s friend, mezzo-soprano Blanche Marchesi [c1935]. Bifolium, written on all four sides. Written from Millau, Aveyron, to Blanche in London, the letter begins to her `grand illustrious maistra and friend’, and goes on to thank Blanche for her help, but regrets that she is obliged to give up a proposed concert in London.`I think in fact the young generation does not know me, for it is near 15 years now since I sang in London – my last tour in England with J. Thibaud and Cortot in 1920. So I am discouraged and say goodbye to this dream’. [Together with] Calve’s autobiography MY LlFE

    CALVE, Emma