JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED 05/28/1887 - HFSID 41636
Sale Price $270.00
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
Whitter wrote and signed a letter on this penny postcard from his adopted hometown of Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1887, apologizing for not meeting a fellow Quaker and making arrangements for a future meeting with him.
Autograph postcard "John G. Whitter" in purple ink. 1 page, 5½x3½ card. Amesbury, Massachusetts, May 28, 1887. Addressed to F. J. Harrison, Houghton, Shifflin & Co., Boston, Massachusetts. 1¢ United States postcard. In full: "Dear [illegible] I expect agreed to be at Beck [illegible] on Tuesday next to meet Friend Capper; but I have been quite ill, & the weather is not favorable. I shall hope to see to Beck [illegible] on Second day (Monday) If I cannot, I will send a telegram to thee, and our friend can take a [illegible] for Amesbury. I hear some thing for the new Edition; which I will send soon." A staunch abolitionist, Quaker poet Whittier (1807-1892, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts) also wrote pastoral poems, including his masterpiece Snow-Bound (1866), that reflected rugged New England life. Probably best remembered today for his patriotic poem Barbara Frietchie, he was once honored with holidays in some New England states. Whittier moved to Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1836. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Postmarks touch handwriting and address, but not signature. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise in fine condition.
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