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GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS - AUTOGRAPH 01/17/1890 - HFSID 312887

GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS The politician signs his name in black ink Signature: "George William Curtis/[illegible]", in black ink, 3¾x2½. George Curtis

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GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS
The politician signs his name in black ink
Signature: "George William Curtis/[illegible]", in black ink, 3¾x2½. George Curtis (1824-1892) was educated at Brook Farm and then moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where he learned from such American literary luminaries as Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne. Lead editorial writer (1857) and then editor of "Harper's Weekly" (1863), Curtis wrote in favor of emancipation, equal rights for African-Americans, native Americans and women, civil service reform, public education and environmental conservation. A life-long Republican, he was a leader of the reform-minded "Mugwumps" who refused to support the Party's nominee of 1884, James Blaine, helping to elect the first Democratic President since the Civil War, Grover Cleveland. Curtis also wrote travelogues, poetry and one novel, Trumps (1862). Toned. Fine condition.

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