There is something touching about this.
Here is a short story, handwritten in parts, by H.P. Lovecraft. It is a submission copy.
Which means this is the actual manuscript he sent in to a publisher hoping it would be bought for publication. His address is in the top corner (along with a request to "please return").
This happens to be one of my favorite of his stories, so I know it does get published, though perhaps not by the person to whom he sent this particular copy.
Lovecraft was one of those writers whose genius was not discovered by the mainstream until long after his death. He struggled monetarily all his life.
This manuscript here was just sold on eBay for over $2,000.
I wonder if he ever made half that much on his writing himself. I hope, wherever he is, he's amused.