GEORGE CARY EGGLESTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/21/1887 - HFSID 262852
GEORGE CARY EGGLESTON Autograph letter signed in 1887, ordering a book Autograph Letter signed: "George Cary Eggleston", 1 page, 5½x8. New York, 1887 July 21. On letterhead of the Editorial Rooms, The Commercial Advertiser, to Messrs. Leggatt Bros.
Sale Price $414.00
GEORGE CARY EGGLESTON
Autograph letter signed in 1887, ordering a book
Autograph Letter signed: "George Cary Eggleston", 1 page, 5½x8. New York, 1887 July 21. On letterhead of the Editorial Rooms, The Commercial Advertiser, to Messrs. Leggatt Bros., in full: "Please send me by bearer one copy of Warner's 'Bad-deck & that Sort of Thing.' The boy has money with which to pay the bill. Yours truly". Although born in Indiana to an anti-slavery family, George Cary Eggleston (1839-1911) moved back to live with his uncle in Virginia and embraced that state's values, including slavery. He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861. His most famous book, originally serialized in The Atlantic Monthly and later published as A Rebel's Recollections (1875), is an entertaining chronicle of his experiences in the war and also a defense of the "Lost Cause." Eggleston became a New York journalist while writing novels and histories on the side. His equally well known brother Edward Eggleston, wrote histories and fiction championing the contrasting values of his native Indiana (as in A Hoosier Schoolteacher). The book Eggleston requests here, an account of travels in Nova Scotia by Charles Dudley Warner, was first published in 1874. Horizontal and vertical fold creases. Minor ink transfer at lower section. Lightly soiled and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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