THOMAS ADDISON RICHARDS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/19/1888 - HFSID 154733
Sale Price $324.00
THOMAS ADDISON RICHARDS
Artist Thomas Addison Richards wrote this letter on National Academy of Design stationery to in 1888 to say that he is "sorry not to find your name on the list".
Autograph letter signed "T. Addison Richards". 1 page, 5¼x8¾, graph paper, on National Academy of Design stationery. Nov. 19, 1888. In full: "My dear Mrs. Stoughton I have posted a catalogue to your address and am sorry not to find your name on the list. I have tried but without success so far to discover your pre-[illegible] among the six hundred or more left out. I should to do so before they are returned Sincerely yours." EDWIN WALLACE STOUGHTON (1812-1882) was a New York City patent attorney, most notably for Charles Goodyear. American artist and author THOMAS ADDISON RICHARDS (1820-1900) was born in New York, but his family moved to Georgia in 1837. He rambled around Georgia and the rest of the South between 1838 and 1844, sketchbook and notebook in hand, and wrote illustrated travelogues of his journeys before settling in New York City to become a teacher. Richards' paintings and drawings are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia and Harvard University. He also wrote many articles and books during the 1850s, including an 1852 collection of short stories titled Tallulah and Jocasse, and was the editor of Appleton's Illustrated Hand-book of American Travel (1857), the first major travel guide for the United States and Canada. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Folded once vertically and twice horizontally. Otherwise in fine condition.
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