JOEL HEADLEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 169478
JOEL HEADLEY The historian and former New York Secretary of State signs this handwritten letter to a colleague Autograph letter signed: "J T Headley" in brown ink. 2pages, folded. 5x8. To: "Dr Sir", in part:
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The historian and former New York Secretary of State signs this handwritten letter to a colleague
Autograph letter signed: "J T Headley" in brown ink. 2pages, folded. 5x8. To: "Dr Sir", in part: "I have some things to say that I withhold solely for the want of such a paper & if the use of my name would be of any advantage you are welcome to it. I am glad you have found the interest of my friend Raymond. He is a friend worth having. With my best wishes for your merits. I remain faithfully yrs." Joel Tyler Headley (1813-1897) was an American clergyman, historian, Author, newspaper editor and politician who served as Secretary of State of New York. After being ordained, he preached at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, but soon moved to Europe and turned to history writing, producing many works on various subjects. He later accepted the solicitations of Horace Greeley and became associate editor of the New York Tribune. Headley was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1855; and was New York Secretary of State from 1856 to 1857, elected on the American Party ticket at the New York state election. Toned. Corners rounded. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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