EDWARD EVERETT HALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/22/1886 - HFSID 35878
Sale Price $378.00
EDWARD EVERETT HALE
Edward Everett Hale wrote this letter on the letterhead of Ten Times One Is Ten in 1886 to acknowledge receipt of two notes.
Autograph letter signed "Edward E Hale.". 2 pages, 4¾x7¼, 1 sheet, front and verso, on letterhead of Ten Times One Is Ten. Feb. 22, 1886. In full: "Dear Mr. Davis:- I am just back from Philadelphia and hav [sic] both your notes. 1. I am to speak to morrow [sic] at the [illegible] Memorial. But I will try to be at the office at 1/45 - 2. By all means let Ms. [illegible] hav [sic] the form I have [sic] forgotten it. Always truly yours". Postscript: "The other letter came to me too late for my ad dress [sic] to be of any use". "Ten Times One Is Ten" is the name of a magazine article that Hale published in his magazine Old and New in 1870. (This letterhead is printed with four mottoes from Ten Times One Is Ten: "Look up and not down;/Look forward and not back;/Look out and not in;/Lend a hand.") This article spawned a number of charitable clubs that joined under the name of the Ten Times One Corporation in 1892 and the Lend a Hand Society in 1898. This group appears to be an earlier incarnation of the corporation or one of the smaller clubs of which it consisted. Hale (1822-1909, born in Boston, Massachusetts) 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 and creased. Tape repairs on page 2, which touch signature, postscript and salutation; show-through touches body of letter. Paper loss at left edge, which touch body of letter but not signature. Mounting residue on verso and at top edge (does not touch signature). Missing top left corner. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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