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JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/27/1899 - HFSID 167836

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Philip Sousa sends an autograph letter verifying the layout for a brochure. Autograph Letter Signed: "Sousa", 1p, 5½x9¼. Philadelphia, 1899 September 27. On letterhead of the Hotel Walton to "Dear Mr. Murray". In full: "Here are the title page cast in entirety.

Sale Price $765.00

Reg. $900.00

Condition: lightly creased, slightly soiled, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa sends an autograph letter verifying the layout for a brochure.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Sousa", 1p, 5½x9¼. Philadelphia, 1899 September 27. On letterhead of the Hotel Walton to "Dear Mr. Murray". In full: "Here are the title page cast in entirety. Please verify paging our titles by the score. I hope you can come on to New Haven and hear the first performance Oct. 23rd. Is it possible to have scores to [illegible] its [illegible] on the opening night, as always a great idea and help." John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) was Bandmaster of the U.S. Marine Band from 1880-1892, when he organized his own band and began touring the U.S. and overseas. In 1898, the year before he wrote this letter, Sousa was planning to take his band on a European tour, but the outbreak of the Spanish-American War forced him to cancel his plans. Sousa instead composed a patriotic pageant, The Trooping of the Colors, with which he toured the U.S. with great success. On November 30, just two months after he wrote this letter, he led the Sousa Band in a victory parade for Admiral George Dewey in New York City. Sousa composed about 140 military marches, including "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896). Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Date stamp at upper right blank margin, "1" in pencil at upper left. Slightly soiled at lower portion, pinhole at upper left margin to left of hotel logo. Tape remnants at blank right margin of verso (light show through). Verso lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.

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