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JOHN BURROUGHS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/16/1895 - HFSID 217987

JOHN BURROUGHS John Burroughs sends an autograph letter of a quote to use. Autograph Letter Signed: "John Burroughs", 2p, 5x8. West Park, New York, 1895 October 16.Begins: "Dear Sir".

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Reg. $450.00

Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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JOHN BURROUGHS
John Burroughs sends an autograph letter of a quote to use.
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Burroughs", 2p, 5x8. West Park, New York, 1895 October 16.Begins: "Dear Sir". In full: "Replying to yours [illegible] 13th, Emersons real words are these 'Wanting this [audition] instead of Engineering for all America be near the Captain of a huckleberry - party.' Very Truly Yours" 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). Lightly creased. Folds do not touch signature. Slightly jagged at left edge. Overall, fine condition.

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