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JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 04/10 - HFSID 341918

JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE Handwritten, signed note from the English historian asking if a friend can drive with him on the 20th at 7:45. Extremely rare! Autograph note signed: "J A Froude", in black ink, 4½x6. April 10. In full: "My dear Mr.

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JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE
Handwritten, signed note from the English historian asking if a friend can drive with him on the 20th at 7:45. Extremely rare!
Autograph note signed: "J A Froude", in black ink, 4½x6. April 10. In full: "My dear Mr. Maney Can we persuade you to drive with us on Tuesday the 20th at 7.45. Faithfully yours". English historian James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) had intended to enter the Anglican ministry, but his religious doubts - fully expressed in his controversial novel The Nemesis of Faith (1849) - convinced him to pursue secular scholarship instead. (Reaction to the book also compelled him to resign his fellowship at Oxford.) His History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, completed in 1870, was also controversial, because Froude wrote in a dramatic, polemical style. His biography of friend and fellow historian Thomas Carlyle (1887) caused an even greater uproar, because readers focused on his revelations of troubles in Carlyle's marriage rather than on his praise of his writings. Froude made a speaking tour in the US, but alienated audiences there with his ardent defense of British imperialism and especially of its role in Ireland. Normal mailing folds. Left edge torn and frayed. Corners and edges slightly worn. Edges irregular. Slightly toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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