CHARLES MACKAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/11/1861 - HFSID 73094
CHARLES MACKAY The London journalist and author instructs colleague to send his lecture to the London Review, who will give it a review, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Charles Mackay" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 4x6¼ folded, 8x6¼ flat. Regent's Park, London, England.
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The London journalist and author instructs colleague to send his lecture to the London Review, who will give it a review, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Charles Mackay" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 4x6¼ folded, 8x6¼ flat. Regent's Park, London, England. May 11, 1861. Addressed to Charles Ellis, a London merchant. In full: "My dear sir, I have duly receive your lecture on wine - and read it with much pleasure, and agreement - you ask me to review it - but reviewing is not in my line at all and I have not written a critique of any kind for many years. If you will send a copy addressed to the Editor of the London Review - (which post I relinquished many months ago0 I have no doubt it will receive notice; - and I will draw his attention to it. Ever yours truly". Charles Mackay (1812-1889) was an accomplished Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist and songwriter. An educated writer and scholar of languages, Mackay's career began as a journalist in London, where in 1834 he worked as an occasional contributor to The Sun; it was this same year that his first book Songs and Poems (1834) was published. The following year he took a job at the Morning Chronicle as an assistant sub-editor, a job he held until 1844, and during which he published his best known book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841), a history of popular folly. Eventually the editor of the Illustrated London News, Mackay had become a successful literary figure in Great Britain, and in the 1850s and 60s began travelling North America, publishing his observations in Life and Liberty in America (1859) and working as a The Times correspondent during the American Civil War, during which he discovered and disclosed the infamous Fenian conspiracy. He is the father of novelist Marie Corelli and of the minor poet Eric Mackay. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Light surface creases. Corners rounded. Frayed adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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