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EDWARD P. ROE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/21/1888 - HFSID 283630

EDWARD PAYSON ROE Autograph Letter signed the year he died (1888), declining to publish a new edition of one of his books, not wishing "to take undue advantage of popularity." Autograph Letter signed: "E. P. Roe", 1 page, 4¾x8. Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York, 1888 April 21.

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EDWARD PAYSON ROE
Autograph Letter signed the year he died (1888), declining to publish a new edition of one of his books, not wishing "to take undue advantage of popularity."
Autograph Letter signed: "E. P. Roe", 1 page, 4¾x8. Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York, 1888 April 21. To "Dear Mr. Bacheller" [?], In full: "Thanks for your courtesy & honorable decision. I have just declined, in another instance, for large compensation for two stories rec'd in terms like those I made before. You may have observed that I now have two cheap editions in the market. I am so unwilling to appear to take undue advantage of popularity that I refuse to publish more at this time even with the prospect of large pecuniary return. Yours sincerely". Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888) was an American novelist. Roe became chaplain with the Second New York Cavalry in 1862, during the American Civil War, and of Hampton Hospital in Hampton, Virginia in 1864. He wrote letters during the war to the New York Evangelist and, after hostilities ended, lectured on the war and wrote for periodicals. Roe didn't start publishing novels until the end of his life and the end of his term as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Highland Falls, New York. His novels had strong moral and religious messages and were popular in the United States. Among his novels were Barriers Burned Away (1872), his first What Can She Do? (1873), Opening of a Chestnut Burr (1874), From Jest to Earnest (1875), A Knight of the Nineteenth Century (1877), A Face Illumined (1878), Nature's Serial Story (1884), An Original Belle (1885), The Earth Trembled (1887) and the unfinished Miss Lou (1888). He also wrote books on horticulture. Horizontal mailing folds. Creased at left edge. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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