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December 22, 1912

Molly Elliot Seawell to Dear Sir, 22 December 1912, Molly Elliot Seawell Papers, Accession 23830n, Personal Papers Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Molly Elliot Seawell Wrote a Letter

Gloucester County native Molly Elliot Seawell (1860–1916) was a popular and successful writer who published more than thirty volumes and many short stories between the mid-1880s and her death. Her most popular novels include The History of the Lady Betty Stair, Throckmorton, A Virginia Cavalier, The House of Egremont, and The Whirl. She lived most of her adult life in Washington, D.C. This letter, evidently to her literary agent or to the publisher of a periodical, concerned the serial publication of a short story entitled "The Show Girl."