RICHARD HENRY DANA SR. - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 56674
Sale Price $108.00
RICHARD HENRY DANA, SR.
Sending his autograph on a small sheet of paper
Autograph Note signed: "I readily send you my/autograph -/Richd H. Dana", 4½2½. Richard Henry Dana, Sr. (1787-1879) was a poet, novelist and critic who wrote one of the first Gothic novels, Paul Felton (1822). A founding editor of the North American Review, Dana was outspoken in his criticisms of revered institutions. He accused his alma mater, Harvard University, of "smothering genius", and called Ralph Waldo Emerson and the other Transcendentalists "mad in their hearts." His son was the noted author, lawyer and social reformer Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882). Corners torn and worn. Lightly toned and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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