ALICE MORSE EARLE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/01 - HFSID 296559
Sale Price $162.00
ALICE MORSE EARLE
The chronicler of early American popular culture swaps her autograph for an addition to her book plate collection.
Autograph Letter signed: "Alice Morse Earle", 2 pages (integral leaf), 4½x6¾. 242 Henry Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., July 1, no year. To "My dear Mr. Child", in full: "I enclose to you my autograph with pleasure. With your permission I will add the second copy of your book plate to my collection. I am, with thanks for it, very sincerely yours". Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911) was an historian of early American social customs, especially of New England life in earlier times. She wrote several books, including Curious Punishments of Bygone Days (1896) and Customs and Fashions of Old New England (1893), Old Time Gardens (1901) and The Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday (2002). She was related to telegraph inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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