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WILLIAM HIRAM RADCLIFFE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1896 - HFSID 35381

WILLIAM HIRAM RADCLIFFE The young Harvard student writes to his intended, discussing their recent visit, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Will" in black ink. 3 pages integral leaf, 4½x7 folded, 7x9 flat. Perkins Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. January 18, 1896.

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Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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WILLIAM HIRAM RADCLIFFE
The young Harvard student writes to his intended, discussing their recent visit, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Will" in black ink. 3 pages integral leaf, 4½x7 folded, 7x9 flat. Perkins Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. January 18, 1896. In full: "My darling Deta:- I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed your letter - only wished it might have been longer. In fact - since you said I must take it by instalments I expected the rest before this time. You do write such short letters and so far between. Wish I had made made [sic] another New Year's compromise with you in regard to that, but I forgot it when my dear little "Peach" was with me in person. Nevertheless I have faithfully held to that other promise concerning the cocktails although the temptation was very great - once or twice. To tell the truth, I think I got the worst of that bargain - but, remember, dear, next summer you must reward me. Now to return to business - that was most excellent advise your Father sent - tell him I shall always hear it in my mind, as I have it on foot, on the morning of Jan 3rd, 1896. Yes, Det, I wish we might have had some of this fine sleighing and skating during the vacation. I would ask for no greater sport than to teach my Grand-daughter to skate, think it would take just about one afternoon; perhaps has time, if you have skated on "rollers", which I think you told me you had. Anyway - its dead easy after you know how. Have you taken any more bicycle-lessons? That is something I should like to see. Was surprised to hear you have not visited Mr. Sherkin (the albino) since I left - perhaps you have come to the conclusion that there is no $100,000 in it. "Oh - the woods are full of it" But "cheer up - cherries are ripe". Now, don't forget those installments next time. Think I had better close, as a fellow is here waiting for me. So with a good night - pleasant dreams and a kiss. I am, as ever yours". William H. Radcliffe (b. 1873) graduated from Harvard University in May 1896, and worked as an electrical engineer and professor. Radcliffe wrote Telephone Instruments, Their Operation, Arrangement and Management in 1913 and Home Study Course in Practical Electricity in 1916. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Light surface creases. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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