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SABINE BARING-GOULD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1886 - HFSID 87263

SABINE BARING-GOULD. ALS: 'S. Baring Gould", 1p, 4½x7. Lew Trenchard, Lew Down, N. Devon, 1886 January 20. On embossed letterhead to unknown recipient. Begins: "Gentlemen

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SABINE BARING-GOULD. ALS: 'S. Baring Gould", 1p, 4½x7. Lew Trenchard, Lew Down, N. Devon, 1886 January 20. On embossed letterhead to unknown recipient. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "I send you by post today my proposed s[hor]t story 'Little Tu'Penny'. I do hope you will acceed to my proposal of the substitution of 'Eve' for 'Red Snider.' In looking through the proofs I feel more keenly than ever the need of revision; & will bear cost of setting up." Lew Trenchard was Baring-Gould's family's estate. British theologian and author Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) is best known for writing the hymn, "Onward, Christian Soldiers". Baring-Gould, who entered the ministry at age 30, settled in Devon, where he tended to the people in his parish and wrote hundreds of books, pamphlets and magazine articles to support his large family and his love of traveling. His works cover a wide range of topics, including theology, social commentary, history and travel, and his books include some 30 novels and a 16-volume work on the lives of the Saints. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. ¼-inch tear at upper left blank edge. Slightly soiled. Irregular left edge from removal of integral leaf. Overall, fine condition.

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