Item MS-5-2, Box 1, Folder 10, Item 17 - Letter from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon, Sally Ryan, and Ryan Gustafson

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Letter from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon, Sally Ryan, and Ryan Gustafson

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MS-5-2, Box 1, Folder 10, Item 17

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  • January 25, 1949 (Creation)
    Somerset Maugham, William
    San Francisco (Calif.)

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1 page + 1 envelope

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William Somerset Maugham was raised by his uncle after he was orphaned at the age of 10. He qualified as a medical doctor in 1897 from St. Thomas' medical school in London, England, but soon left medicine to pursue his writing. He wrote novels, plays, and short stories. He died in Nice on December 16, 1965.

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Description created by Rebecca Shaw on March 5, 2018.

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 1