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McKEAN BUCHANAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 304466

Asking that mail for himself and his actress daughter be forwarded to Elmira, he promises, "I'll soon get back the money I lost in New York". Autograph Letter signed: "McK Buchanan", 1 page, 5x5, affixed to a 4½x5 card (2 surfaces). No place, March 4, n.y.

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Reg. $180.00

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McKEAN BUCHANAN
Asking that mail for himself and his actress daughter be forwarded to Elmira, he promises, "I'll soon get back the money I lost in New York".
Autograph Letter signed: "McK Buchanan", 1 page, 5x5, affixed to a 4½x5 card (2 surfaces). No place, March 4, n.y. In full: "Will Col. Brown please send letters for my daughter & self to Elmira & oblige. [signature] "Bus. Is great with me here. I'll soon get back the money I lost in New York". McKean Buchanan (1823-1872) was a prominent stage actor known for his Shakespearean roles. Prints of Buchanan as Hamlet and Macbeth were popular. He toured widely with his company, at a time when even small US towns welcomed stage performances of Shakespeare. The daughter mentioned in this letter was certainly Virginia Buchanan, who learned her skills in supporting Shakespeare roles like Desdemona and Ophelia and went on to become a prominent stage actress in her own right. The actor was no known relation to Union Civil War naval officer McKean Buchanan. Tape affixed at left and right edge. Creased. Worn. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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