loading..

WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/14/1876 - HFSID 285356

WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL ALS to his friend William Digby Seymour, discussing money and politics Autograph Letter signed: "W. H. Russell", 3 pages (integral leaf), 4½x7 folded, 8¾x7 open flat. No place, 1876 February 14.

Sale Price $198.00

Reg. $220.00

Condition: fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
ALS to his friend William Digby Seymour, discussing money and politics
Autograph Letter signed: "W. H. Russell", 3 pages (integral leaf), 4½x7 folded, 8¾x7 open flat. No place, 1876 February 14. To "My dear Seymout", in full: "Can you let me pay upon the Perus - today or tomorrow? I had not the money till this moment or I should have done so before. Try & manage it for me like a good friend. That was a tolerably fair attempt on your life & features in the Quarterly, but they made you much too old. Why on earth don't you get a good 'question' to ask in the House. There are lots of them, and it's a good beginning if the subject be taken. Send me a line to the Secy. or Banker. My wife presents me with a daughter on Wednesday. By the way O'Flaherty M. P. wants to be introduced to you. Yours ever". William Howard Russell (1820-1907), an Irish reporter for the Times of London, was among the first war correspondents, although he hated that term. Russell gained fame with his coverage of the Crimean War (1854-1855), where his observations and conversations with common soldiers gave readers at home their first realistic glimpse of war's realities. (In particular, he called attention to the poor quality of medical care.) He coined the phrase "the thin red line" to describe British soldiers in combat. Russell also covered the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. He founded the Army and Navy Gazette (1882), and was knighted in 1895. The addressee was William Digby Seymour, a classmate of Russell's at Trinity College, Dublin, a lawyer, judge, politician, and author of books on commerce. 2 vertical 2 horizontal fold creases. Lightly toned creased. Mounting residue at center fold crease on verso. Otherwise fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response