EDWARD EVERETT HALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/15/1875 - HFSID 35868
Sale Price $414.00
EDWARD EVERETT HALE
Edward Everett Hale wrote this letter in 1875 to send congratulations to the recipient - and that he was "sorry that our triumph came at a moment of your personal sorrow".
Autograph letter signed "Edward E Hale". Pencil note in top right corner of page 1 in unknown hand. 2 pages, 4½x6, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Dec. 15, 1875. In full: "Dear Mr. Cobb:- We were all happier last night than we have been for a long time,- and were all sorry that our triumph came at a moment of your personal sorrow. I think you may be glad to know,- or at least, amused to know, that your friend Dr. Miner voted for you. We are all believers in the third term doctrine at home 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 and creased. Stain along left edge from mounting residue on verso, which touches body of letter but not signature. Light separation at bottom edge of spine. Folded in half horizontally and once vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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