EDWARD EVERETT HALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/29/1878 - HFSID 35869
Sale Price $324.00
EDWARD EVERETT HALE
Edward Everett Hale wrote this letter in 1878 to turn down an invitation to speak at a lecture.
Autograph letter signed "Edw. E Hale.". 1 page, 5x8, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Written in "Roxby", possibly Roxbury, Massachusetts, Nov. 29, 1878. In full: "Dear Mrs. Smith:- I am sorry to say that I hav [sic] to decline all invitations to speak a lecture. I hav [sic] to, - so often, - that I cannot [illegible] charge the [illegible], even for an ob ject [sic] in which I am so much interested. I [illegible] you success with pro-found sympathy - Truly yrs".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, stained, foxed and creased. Light tear at right edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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