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ELIJAH KELLOGG - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 9/1875 - HFSID 56731

ELIJAH KELLOGG The minister who was also a prolific author of children's books pens this letter offering his thoughtful advice to the recipient Autograph Letter signed: “Elijah Kellogg” in black ink, 3p, 5x8, adjoined leaves, 10x8 unfolded. Harpswell, Maine, September 1875. Addressed to Mr. W.E.

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ELIJAH KELLOGG The minister who was also a prolific author of children's books pens this letter offering his thoughtful advice to the recipient Autograph Letter signed: “Elijah Kellogg” in black ink, 3p, 5x8, adjoined leaves, 10x8 unfolded. Harpswell, Maine, September 1875. Addressed to Mr. W.E.G. Smith.  To “Dear Sir” In part: "I appreciate your positions & the perplexity in which you find yourself in a matter of such importance to both your happiness + usefulness not having any knowledge of your abilities + habits of thought any advice that I can give must be at random. But if you love study are sincerely desirous of doing all that in you lies to make the most of yourself, the age is no serious obstacle/more than one half of the boys who enter college enter too/young they have not sufficient maturity of mind to grapple with the studies get their lessons only to recite and forget them as fast as mastered. If they on the other hand are diligent + apply themselves they frequently breakdown in their health. I should rather a son of mine graduated at twenty six than at twenty one". Elijah Kellogg (1813-1901) was congregational clergyman and author. From 1855 to 1865 he was the pastor of the Mariners' Church of Boston. He was also chaplain of the Sailors' Home in Boston. In addition, Kellogg wrote children's adventure books. He ultimately produced several series as well as the stand-alone novel Norman Cline (1869). Two horizontal mailing folds. Top edge worn. Significant paper loss along top edge of 2nd adjoined page. Otherwise, fine condition.

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