This collection consists mainly of W. Somerset Maugham's correspondence with Bertram Alanson, dating from 1921 through 1958
when Alanson died. Alanson was Maugham's investment consultant, but more importantly he was Maugham's friend. The letters
are very revealing about Maugham's activities, his philosophy, his works.
Bertram E. Alanson was born January 8, 1877 in San Francisco, California. He was an investment broker and served as President
of the San Francisco Stock Exchange. Alanson was a personal friend of Maugham as well as his stockbroker. He collected first
editions of Maugham's work and other materials about Maugham. Alanson died May 25, 1958.
2.5 Linear Feet
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