JUSTIN McCARTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/14/1888 - HFSID 73353
Sale Price $198.00
Handwritten on mourning stationery, the Irish author agrees to go on a trip to aid a friend. Dated in 1888.
Autograph letter signed: "Justin McCarthy", in purple ink, 1 page, 4½x7 black bordered mourning stationery. Chelsea, S.W., England, 14 November 1888. To "Dear Sir", in full: "Yes--I will certainly go, if we can fix on a convenient date within the next four weeks--or after January. Thursday & Friday are inconvenient dates for me, but I will do all I can to meet your wishes. Very truly yours". Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), an Irish politician who advocated Home Rule as a Member of the British Parliament (1879-1900), was also a prolific journalist, novelist and historian. His most known works include A Fair Saxon (1873), Dear Lady Disdain (1875) and Miss Misanthrope (1878). He also co-authored three books with Rosa Campbell Praed, including their 1886 novel The Right Honourable. Creased and toned. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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