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JOHN W. FRANCIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/20/1856 - HFSID 3535

JOHN W. FRANCIS Physician John W. Francis wrote this letter to literary critic Evert Duyckinck in New York in 1856 to plan a lecture. Francis co-founded Rutgers Medical College and the New York Academy of Medicine. Autograph letter signed "JW.Francis". 1 page, 6x7¾. New York, Nov. 20, 1856.

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JOHN W. FRANCIS
Physician John W. Francis wrote this letter to literary critic Evert Duyckinck in New York in 1856 to plan a lecture. Francis co-founded Rutgers Medical College and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Autograph letter signed "JW.Francis". 1 page, 6x7¾. New York, Nov. 20, 1856. Addressed to E. Duyckinck. In full: "Dear Sir, I have seen Dr Bancroft - he agrees with us on the propriety of the two Lectures on Manon. He says we must see the Librarian Moore- [illegible] that B. [illegible] he will Do. Tell Dr. Simons that Tomorrow I meet him at your House, at 9 ¼ o' clock. I hope he will be able to be there Truly." "E Duyckinck" is possibly literary critic and biographer EVERT DUYCKINCK (1818-1876). An advocate of American literature, he and his brother bought the magazine Literary World: A Journal of American and Foreign Literature in 1848, which was the most influential literary weekly in the United States until it folded in 1853. Duyckinck also knew many American authors, including Herman Melville and Edgar Allen Poe - he was the editor of Poe's Tales (1845) - and wrote the two-volume Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1855, supplement 1866). Physician, author and medical educator JOHN W. FRANCIS (1789-1861) lectured at Columbia University before resigning from that school, with the rest of the faculty, and co-founding Rutgers Medical College in 1826. He also co-founded the New York Academy of Medicine in 1847, serving as its president in 1848, and published the American Medical and Philosophical Register with teacher and partner David Hosack from 1810 to 1814. Lightly toned and creased. Random ink stains, which touch body of letter but not signature. Folded twice horizontally and vertically. Otherwise in fine condition.

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