GRAND HOTEL, BEAU-RIVAGE
W7277 TO MR. THOMPSON from Gilbert Parker
Jan 10 1899
To: Mr. Thompson 41 Granville St., Toronto, Ontario
From: Geneva, Switzerland
Dear Mr. Thompson,
I think it would be wise to announce in your advertisements (and to inform separate [ ?] in the newspapers, to the same effect) that over "50,000 copies of The Battle of the Strong1 have been sold in England & America in less than three months."
Already over 30,000 have been sold in United States alone.
7 Park Place
St. James, London SW
1 The Battle of the Strong: A Romance of Two Kingdoms was written by Gilbert Parker (1862-1932) published in 1898.
2 Although this letter is addressed to Mr. Thompson, it likely came into Calvin’s possession from Mr. Thompson at Copp Clark Publishers, Toronto, where he was employed.