WENDELL PHILLIPS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1869 - HFSID 89929
Sale Price $467.50
Wendell Phillips sends an autograph letter of introduction for Miss Christine Sargent while in Florence.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Wendell Phillips", 4p, front and verso, 4¼x7. Boston, 1882 no month, no day. To Dr. Appleton. In full: "Dear Dr. Told a Bostonian as yourself knows well one Sargent family & Rev. J. T. Sargent its radical representative - His daughter my friend Miss Christine Sargent will bring you this - & I ask, of our old friendship, that you will show her Florence & the way to see it- you couldn't have a pleasanter occupation & I almost envy you as I see you showing the way to the grand & beautiful in the old city- Believe me my dear sir your most- faithfully" A prominent abolitionist from 1837 and President of the Anti-Slavery Society (1865-1870), Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) was a popular orator and frequent contributor to William Lloyd Garrison's "The Liberator". He was also a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. Phillips later advocatedprohibition, penal reforms, woman suffrage, regulation of corporations and organization of the working class. Light show through of ink on verso. Fold creases not near signature. Mounting remnants at right edge touching "ps" of Phillips. 1x¼ paper loss at upper fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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