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GERALD MASSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 73510

GERALD MASSEY The British author and spiritualist writes to friend, informing them of his arrival, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Gerald Massey" in black ink. 3 pages, 4½x7. "On the road/Saturday", no date.

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Condition: slightly soiled
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GERALD MASSEY
The British author and spiritualist writes to friend, informing them of his arrival, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Gerald Massey" in black ink. 3 pages, 4½x7. "On the road/Saturday", no date. To "My Dear Sir", in full: "Thanks for your kindly invitation and instructions, but I could hardly reply at once as I did not quite know whether I should not have to return home. I failed to lecture one night this week. I am suffering from a relaxed throat and caught a fresh cold on this journey. However, I'm still going on and intend to take the one o'clock train that you mention to Bowden tomorrow. I am Dear Sir Sincerely Yours". Gerald Massey (1828-1907)was an English poet and writer on Spiritualism and Ancient Egypt. As a child, Massey had a gloomy life working in laborious factories with a very poor family, therefore he was easily attracted to Christian Socialism, becoming well-associated with notables such as Frederick Denison Maurice and Charles Kingsley. His education led him to a deep interest in Egyptology, particularly the similarities between their mythology with Gospel stories, and he was a strong advocate of the comparisons between Jesus and the Egyptian god Horus. A promoter of spiritual evolution, Massey believed that Darwin's theory of evolution was incomplete without spiritualism. Massey's writings include the poems "Voices of Freedom and Lyrics of Love" (1850), The Ballad of Babe Christabel" (1854) and "A Tale of Eternity" (1869), as well as books on Egypt such as The Book of the Beginnings, The Natural Genesis, and his most well-known book Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World. Normal mailing folds. Slightly soiled. Creased throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.

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