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WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/07/1903 - HFSID 18588

The sculptor invites a guest to his studio for a dinner honoring author George Cary Eggleston. Autograph Letter signed: "Wm Ordway Partridge", 2 pages (front and verso), 5x6½. 289 Fourth Avenue, New York City, 1903 December 7. On personal letterhead to "My dear Mr.…"

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WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE
The sculptor invites a guest to his studio for a dinner honoring author George Cary Eggleston.
Autograph Letter signed: "Wm Ordway Partridge", 2 pages (front and verso), 5x6½. 289 Fourth Avenue, New York City, 1903 December 7. On personal letterhead to "My dear Mr. Upton", in full: "The friends and admirers of George Cary Eggleston are to tender him an informal dinner in this studio on Monday December 14th at seven o'clock p.m., as a token of their affection and admiration for the man and his work in the rebuilding of American literature and criticism. I earnestly hope you may be present and add to the pleasure and good fellowship of the evening. Faithfully yours. [signature] R. S. V. P." Sculptor and author William Ordway Partridge (1861-1930), born in Paris to American parents, was famed for his portrait busts, including busts of Shakespeare and of Alexander Hamilton shown at Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Partridge's monumental statuary includes Pocahontas at Jamestown, Virginia; Thomas Jefferson by the Columbia University School of Journalism, and a Pietà in New York's St Patrick's Cathedral. He many publications include works on esthetics, art history, sculpture technique, and also poetry. Multiple folds. Slightly toned. Light surface creases. Adhesive residue on back page. Otherwise, fine condition.

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