WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/11/1875 - HFSID 255427
Sale Price $360.00
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
American poet and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant wrote this letter from his home in Cummington, Massachusetts in 1875 to tell the recipient how to get in touch with travel writer William Cullen Bryant
Autograph letter signed "W. C. Bryant". 1 page, 4½x7. Cummington, Massachusetts, Sept. 11, 1875. Addressed to Mr. C. B. Campbell. In full: "Dear Sir. I do not know Mr. Bayard Tayler's [sic] Address, but probably a letter directed to him at the office of the Tribune would reach him. Yours respectfully". BAYARD TAYLOR (1825-1878) was a poet, journalist, travel writer, illustrator, translator and man of letters who covered the 1849 California gold rush for the New York Tribune. New England poet WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1794-1878) moved to New York in 1825. He became an editor for the New York Evening Post a year later. By 1829, he was co-owner and editor of the newspaper (1829-1878), which he made a Democratic then a Free-Soil then a Republican newspaper. His poems include Thanatopsis, which he wrote at the age of 16 and published in his first volume, Poems (1821), and To a Waterfowl. Other collected works include The Fountain, and Other Poems (1842) and The White-Footed Doe, and Other Poems (1844). Mounting remnants on verso with light show-through at corners (not near signature). Folds, creases, not near signature. Light jagged at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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