Prince Paul of Georgia was a fiction writer and Georgian-to-English translator who married Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia, great-granddaughter of Nicholas I, then emigrated to the U.K. and then to the U.S.; their son David (1924-2014) became a noted CIA officer and author. Item #42105
TLS, 2pp (separate leaves), 5½" X 7", Wellfleet, MA, 1950 May 11. Addressed to popular radio interview host and author Mary Margaret McBride (1899-1976). Very good. Couple of minor paper clip marks at upper left. Outstanding plug for the Tolstoy Foundation, reading in part: "The other day the Tolstoy Foundation sent me two copies of their folder (by mistake, no doubt). I am much impressed by the wonderful work they are doing among the D[isplaced]P[erson]s in Europe, and I happen to know they are badly in need of funds to carry on this work. I am therefore taking the liberty of sending you herewith one of these folders.... you might perhaps consider interviewing Alexandra Tolstoy on your program. As you probably know, she is a daughter of the famous writer, Leo Tolstoy. A few years ago I heard her on the radio and found she had an excellent radio voice, a warm one that goes straight to the heart of the listener..... if you communicate with her by phone, ask for Prince T. Bagration. Countess Tolstoy is very busy and is seldom in her office, while this man, who is a cousin of mine, works there...." Chats briefly about " delightful trip to Mexico. It is a beautiful country and so cheap, for who has U.S. dollars!" Signed boldly in blue ballpoint. Also present is the aforementioned brochure, a fine 14-page 6" X 9" pictorial leaflet explaining the work of this charitable organization.