JOHN BURROUGHS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/08/1889 - HFSID 87110
Sale Price $552.50
John Burroughs sends an autograph letter of thanks for the sketch.
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Burroughs," 1½p, 5x8, separate sheets. West Park, New York, 1889 June 8. To Mrs. Lypoldt. In full: "I have read your sketch with much pleasure, tho' I cannot say that I look upon the picture with the same pleasure. The latter I do not think a success. I do not see as you have made any blunders, unless it be in rating my work too highly. The sketch is well done. You have certainly made the most of your materials & you have my best thanks." Born on his family's farm in Roxbury, New York on April 3, 1837, Burroughs, who died on a train returning from California (March 29, 1921), would be buried there on April 3, 1921, on what would have been his 84th birthday. American naturalistJohn Burroughs (1837-1921) was a 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). Usual folds, mounting remnants on verso, pages glued together at top left corner, else fine.
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