JOHN BURROUGHS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/02 - HFSID 157507
Sale Price $405.00
John Burroughs sends an autograph letter asking for a typed written copy of his paper "Library Values" to make correction.
Autograph letter signed: "John Burroughs", 1p, 5x8. Mesh Park, New York, no year February 2. In full: "Dear Jouner Could you send me a typed written copy of my paper on 'Library Values'. I may want to make some changes. If I come to N. Y. on 16 or 17 for a week could Mme J. have a bed for me? Sincerely yours" John Burroughs (1837-1921) was a naturalistand prolific nature writer, penning over 243 essays on his association with birds, resulting in his nickname, "John o' Birds". A friend of Walt Whitman, Burroughs also wrote Notes on Walt Whitman as Poet and Person (1867), the first Whitman biography. In all, he penned 441 essays that were collected in 23 volumes. These works include Birds and Poets (1877), Literary Values (1902), Ways of Nature (1905) and Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt (1907). Letter is fragile. Silk repairs on verso of letter show through and touch handwriting but not signature. Chipped at margins.
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