C. B. STETSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/14/1876 - HFSID 16776
C. B. STETSON Autograph letter to a friend, signed in Philadelphia in 1876 Autograph Letter signed: "C. B. Stetson", 1 page, 8½x11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876 August 14. On letterhead of the United States Hotel to "My dear friend".
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C. B. STETSON
Autograph letter to a friend, signed in Philadelphia in 1876
Autograph Letter signed: "C. B. Stetson", 1 page, 8½x11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876 August 14. On letterhead of the United States Hotel to "My dear friend". In full: "I suppose you are back from the seaside, and roasting once more in New York. It has been quite warm here for three or four days. The past three days I have been quite [un?]well. I am better now, 9 P. M. and hope to sleep well. I shall leave here at 3 P. M. Wednesday. So you will know at about what time to expect me at 63 Clinton Place. I shall not finish all my work here now. I will not remain. Prefer to return for a few days in September, when in better health. I wrote you at Ocean Grove. Hope you received my letter; and I hope I shall hear from you tomorrow morning. Most sincerely thine". American educator C. B. Stetson was Superintendent of the Auburn, Maine public schools and a founding member of the Maine Educational Association (1867). Thereafter he moved to Massachusetts and conducted teacher training institutes. He authored several papers on the US education system, and advocated applying in America some methods of technical education he had observed on visits to Europe. A political activist, though not an elected official, Stetson had edited a Democratic Party newspaper in Maine, The Democratic Advocate, and was active in the Presidential campaign of Stephen Douglas in 1860. He wrote and spoke under the initials C. B., and should not be confused with his near-contemporary, the Maine and US legislator Charles B. Stetson, who had died in 1863. 2 vertical 2 horizontal fold creases. Top left corner chipped away. Smudged on "S" in Stetson. Otherwise fine condition.
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