EDWARD EVERETT HALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/02/1892 - HFSID 23215
Sale Price $414.00
EDWARD EVERETT HALE
Edward Everett Hale wrote this letter on Lend a Hand Monthly letterhead in 1892 to tell someone how to buy shares in the Lend a Hand Company.
Autograph letter signed "Edward E Hale". Black ink and lead pencil notations in top right corner of page 1. 3 pages, 5¼x8, 2 sheets, front and verso. Feb 2, 1892. In full: "Dear Mr. Parris I have called a meeting of the Religious Education Society and will bring before them the whole question of the school at [illegible]. Mr. Brook and Mr. Gilman are both interested, - but can hardly take the first steps. The Council Report, now printed is my [illegible]. We shall appraise our Lend A Hand Company within a fortnight. If you will send me a cheque for $200.00 and a [illegible] to act for you - I will be responsible to you for the money - until I send you the shares of stock. Your fellow captains are J. Stillman Smith Edw E Hale Alfred T. White (of Brooklyn) Seth [illegible[ (of Columbia College) [illegible] Miles [illegible] W. R. [illegible] (of Pittsburgh) May A [illegible] of Boston and several subscribers of one share each. Our statute requires a pay-ment of the [illegible] due for all shares. - or I should not trouble you. Truly yours". The Lend a Hand Club, later a league of charitable clubs, the Lend a Hand Society, was founded by Hale in Boston in 1871. Hale (1822-1909) was Pastor of the South Congregational Church in Boston (1856-1901) and Chaplain of the U.S. Senate from 1903 to his death. Hale a prolific author of both history and popular fiction, is best remember today for his patriotic tale Man Without a Country (1863). Lightly toned, soiled, and stained. Staple hole at top edge of first sheet. Paper clip impressions at top and left edge of second sheet. Tape residue at left edge. Lightly rounded corners. Adhesive residue on verso of second sheet. Folded in half vertically and twice horizontally. Otherwise in fine condition.
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