ROBERT J. BURDETTE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1885 - HFSID 297856
Sale Price $324.00
ROBERT J. BURDETTE
The humorist sends an autograph "to hang up in the spare room where nobody but the poor relations will ever see it."
Autograph Letter signed: "Robt. J. Burdette", 1 page, 5x8. Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1885 May 19. To "My dear Joy", in full: "It isn't much of an autograph but it's the best one I have; The only one, in fact, to which I am legally entitled. It isn't nearly so well written as your own, but it will do to hang up in the spare room where nobody but the poor relations will ever see it. Yours truly". Humorous essayist and lecturer Robert J. Burdette (1844-1914) wrote columns for the Burlington Hawkeye, and later the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which were reprinted in newspapers across America. His humor extended to poems ("My First Cigar"), and his popular lectures included the topic "The Rise and Fall of the Mustache." In the 1890s, he became a Baptist minister. Toned and lightly worn. Multiple mailing folds. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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