CHARLES ANDERSON DANA - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/23/1895 - HFSID 317172
Sale Price $306.00
CHARLES ANDERSON DANA
Two years before his death, the veteran New York journalist tells a longtime acquaintance that they would have a great story to tell, "but we will never have time to tell it."
Autograph Letter signed: "C. A. Dana", 1 page, 5x8. New York City, 1895 February 23. On letterhead of the New York Sun to "My dear Mr. Bonner", in full: "Thanks for your kind and cheering note. It would revive an old fellow, if he was tired to death. Well, you and I have seen a great many things, and, if we could tell the whole story, it would be a surprise. But we will never have time to tell it. Yours faithfully". Charles Anderson Dana (1819-1897) was the city and later managing editor of Horace Greeley's New York Tribune (1847-1862) and served as President Abraham Lincoln's Assistant Secretary of War (1863-1865). Used by Secretary of War Stanton as a special investigative agent, called by President Lincoln "the eyes of the administration," he uncovered much corruption, but he strongly defended General U. S. Grant from hostile rumor-mongers, and the men became friends. The friendship ended when Dana denounced corruption on the Grant Presidential administration, leading to threats of a libel suit. From 1868 until his death in 1897, Dana was part-owner and editor of the New York Sun. toned. Corners lightly worn and creased. Normal mailing folds. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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