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SABINE BARING-GOULD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/30/1890 - HFSID 55570

ALS: "S. Baring Gould", 1p, 4x5¼. Lew Trenchard, N. Devon, 1890 August 30. On imprinted letterhead of Lew Trenchard to "Dear Sir". In full: "Very welcome to my autograph, tho' not worth the postage.…"

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SABINE BARING-GOULD. ALS: "S. Baring Gould", 1p, 4x5¼. Lew Trenchard, N. Devon, 1890 August 30. On imprinted letterhead of Lew Trenchard to "Dear Sir". In full: "Very welcome to my autograph, tho' not worth the postage." 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 (at his family's estate, Lew Trenchard), 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. Creased with folds, vertical fold at the "B" of Baring. 1¾-inch tear at u pper right margin touches 2 words of address, ½-inch separation at blank left margin at horizontal fold, pinhead-size hole at blank area beneath signature. Upper and lower blank left corners cut away, nicked at blank left margin beneath upper corner. Slightly soiled, glue stain to right of 1 line of text. Pencil erasures at lower margin. Overall, fine condition.

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