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ROBERT BAILEY THOMAS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/20/1833 - HFSID 25009

ROBERT THOMAS BAILEY Bailey, first editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac, handwrote, signed and dated this rare letter in 1833 to apologize to Richardson, Lord Holbrook for his not receiving the Almanac

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ROBERT THOMAS BAILEY
Bailey, first editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac, handwrote, signed and dated this rare letter in 1833 to apologize to Richardson, Lord Holbrook for his not receiving the Almanac. This letter was written one year after the magazine changed its name from the Farmer's Almanac to the Old Farmer's Almanac.
Autograph letter signed "R. B. Thomas". 1 page, 6¼x5¾, docketed on verso. West Boylston, Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 1833. Addressed to Richardson, Lord Holbrook. In full: "Sir, Yours of the 17th duly rd. I am sorry to hear of your misfortune of not getting the Almk [sic]in that forwardness I could with [illegible] 'The stages run primer" a week from Boston to W Boylston a proof may be returned every other day - left [illegible] morning returned a Monday evening - Tues. - w. [illegible] thurs. out friday do - Yours resptly -". Bailey (1766-1846, born in Grafton, Massachusetts) was the founder of The Farmer's Almanac, which changed its name to The Old Farmer's Almanac in 1832. He was also the Almanac's first editor, a position he held from 1792 until his death in 1846. The annual Almanac is still the oldest periodical still published in North America. Lightly toned and foxed. Handwriting is lightly smeared. Show-through from docket on verso. Lower and left edges are irregular. Small pieces are missing from right corners. Mounting remnants on left edge of page. Folded twice horizontally and thrice horizontally. Torn along folds at right edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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