ALFRED AUSTIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1897 - HFSID 73264
Sale Price $288.00
His handwritten, signed letter dated in 1897 accepting a request.
Autograph letter signed: "Alfred Austin," 1p, 4½x7. Ashford, Kent, 1897 May 27.Thesuccessor to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, as British Poet Laureate writes to Dyer Knott, Exeter. In full: "I have much pleasure in complying with your request. I am yours gratefully" , accompanied by original unsigned, postmarked envelope. Originally trained in the law, Alfred Austin (1835-1913), who later edited the "National Review", followed Lord Tennyson as Poet Laureate of England (1896-1913). Major themes in his poetry include a love of nature and strong patriotism. Austin had first came to prominence with The Season: A Satire (1861). In 1870, he wrote The Poetry of the Period, a criticism that attacked Tennyson and other poets of the day. Fine condition.
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