PHILLIPS BROOKS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 89938
PHILLIPS BROOKS Signed autograph note clarifying directions, probably for visitors to his Trinity Church, accompanied by a 4x5½ picture of Brooks Autograph Note signed: "Phillips Brooks", 4½x3.
Sale Price $234.00
Signed autograph note clarifying directions, probably for visitors to his Trinity Church, accompanied by a 4x5½ picture of Brooks
Autograph Note signed: "Phillips Brooks", 4½x3. In full: "Perhaps in giving notice you had better say 'Entrance on Clarendon Street' for there is a little confusion about the doors. Most sincerely yours". Accompanied by an unsigned printed picture of Brooks (4x5½). Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was ordained an Episcopal minister in 1859. He was Rector of Philadelphia's Church of the Holy Trinity (1862-1869) and then of Trinity Church in Boston, until he was consecrated Bishop of Massachusetts in 1891. An inspiring preacher who drew large crowds, he wrote "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (1867), inspired by a visit to the Holy Land. Many of his sermons and lectures were published, including his Lectures on Preaching at Yale (1877). Phillips Brooks House at his alma mater, Harvard University, is named after him. After the great Boston fire of 1872, Brooks supervised reconstruction of Trinity Church, an architectural marvel designed by Henry Hobhouse Richardson which still graces Boston's Copley Square. In April 1891, Brooks was named Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts. Trinity Church borders on Clarendon Street, so Brooks' instructions are probably intended for visitors there. Adhesive residue on verso (light show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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