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EDGAR A. GUEST - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/02/1932 - HFSID 200594

EDGAR A. GUEST The only ever Poet Laureate of Michigan signs his name in black ink for a fan Typed letter signed: "Edgar a. Guest" in black ink. 1 page, 8x10½. Affixed to piece of note paper with two clippings of Guest's poems on verso. Written on personal Detroit Free Press letterhead. Detroit, Michigan.

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EDGAR A. GUEST
The only ever Poet Laureate of Michigan signs his name in black ink for a fan
Typed letter signed: "Edgar a. Guest" in black ink. 1 page, 8x10½. Affixed to piece of note paper with two clippings of Guest's poems on verso. Written on personal Detroit Free Press letterhead. Detroit, Michigan. February 2, 1932. In full: "My dear Mrs. Baxter: I have your letter of the 27th of January, and I am happy to sign that bit of mine for you. With every good wish to you and those nine hundred boys and girls in your charge, I am, Sincerely yours". Edgar Guest (1881-1959) was born in England, but moved with his family to the US in 1891 and became a US citizen in 1902. A long-time employee of the Detroit Free Press, he worked his way up from copy boy to reporter to syndicated poet appearing in over 300 newspapers. He wrote over 11,000 poems and published more than 20 collections, beginning with A Heap o' Livin' (1916). His rhymed and metered poems, brimming with sentimental optimism, were scorned by some critics but loved by the general public. Well known examples included "Home" and "See It Through." Guest hosted shows on radio (1931-1942) and television (1951). The only person ever named Poet Laureate of Michigan, he was the great uncle of novelist Judith Guest. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Worn and soiled. Frayed and torn throughout. Stained throughout. Creased throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.

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