IRVIN S. COBB - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/10/1928 - HFSID 296554
Sale Price $198.00
IRVIN S. COBB
The American author responds to a letter from a man at Stetson University in Florida.
Typed Letter signed: "Irvin S. Cobb", 1 page, 5½x8½. New York City, New York, 1928 March 10. On his personal letterhead addressed to Phillip Cummings, Stetson University, Deland, Florida. In full: "Dear Sir: Please let me thank you for your kind letter. I am glad that you like some of my writings and that you took the trouble to tell me so. Yours sincerely," American author, humorist and columnist Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (1876-1944) wrote over 60 books, including Fields of Glory (1915), an account of his experiences covering WWI, and 300 short stories. Cobb, who began his journalistic career with the "Paducah Daily News" and the "Louisville Evening Post", moved to New York in 1904. There, he worked for the "Evening Sun" and "New York World" and covered WWI for the "Saturday Evening Post". His popular works included Old Judge Priest (1915), a collection of short stories inspired by is native Kentucky. Cobb's works provided the basis for a number of (mostly silent) films, and Cobb himself appeared in ten films between 1932 and 1938. He hosted the 1935 Academy Awards. Normal mailing folds. Adhesive residue on verso (heavy show through). Pencil note (unknown hand) at bottom left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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