CHARLES FREDERIC GOSS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/28/1923 - HFSID 341349
Sale Price $324.00
CHARLES FREDERIC GOSS
Handwritten, signed letter from the author and clergyman, saying that he has no portrait to sign, but hopes his words on an envelope will suffice. Extremely rare!
Autograph letter signed: "Charles Frederic Goss", in black ink, 6½x3¾. December 28, 1923. Daytona, Florida. In full: "Frank H. Borer, I haven't a portrait card at hand: but hope I can use this envelope. No soldiers can [illegible] battle fields: but invalided men and women who beat up, frankly, through long and weary [illegible], under such [illegible] as yours, are the real heroes, in the [illegible] of you sympathetic friend". Charles Frederic Goss (1852-1930) was first a clergyman, graduating from the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1876. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1876 and began serving in churches in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Chicago. It was during this time he began writing, publishing his most famous novel, The Redemption of David Carson, in 1900. The book was a success, becoming the bestselling book of the year. The book was eventually turned into a film in 1914, while a Broadway play on the book debuted in 1906. Large folds in center. Light surface creases. Edges and corners lightly worn. Toned. Bottom section of writing slightly faded, but legible. Fine condition.
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