CHECK SIGNED BY LONGFELLOW
LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH. (1807-82). American poet. Partly-printed Check Signed, “Henry W. Longfellow”, with internal printed Internal Revenue stamp. 7″ x 2.75″ inches, Cambridge, Massachusetts. September 6, 1881.
ELLEN GLASGOW — COMMENTING ON THE VIRGINIA EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE’S ACTIONS
GLASGOW, ELLEN (1873-1845) Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist; her novels mostly depicted Southern American life, including her Pulitzer-winning final novel, “In This Our Life.” Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Ellen Glasgow,” on One West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia letterhead. Two separate pages, octavo. Richmond, Virginia. “December 8, 1909”.
DID RALPH WALDO EMERSON BELIEVE IN THE ‘SCIENCE’ OF PHRENOLOGY?
EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. (1803 -1882) Author, poet, and philosopher; leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Autograph Letter Signed “R.W. Emerson”. Two pages, small octavo. Cincinnati, Ohio. December 7, 1852.
THE AUTHOR OF: RAGGED DICK: OR, STREET LIFE IN NEW YORK WITH THE BOOTBLACKS
ALGER, HORATIO JR. (1832–1899). American author; wrote more than 100 books, all based on the rags-to-riches formula, at the turn of the late 1800’s. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Horatio Alger, Jr”. One page, octavo. New York, December 11, 1886. To “My dear Miss Burt”, evidently a woman teacher requesting an autograph.
THE AUTHOR OF: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. (1789-1851). American novelist. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” on amber-toned stationery. One page, octavo, no place [Italy], no date [circa 1830].
HERMAN MELVILLE’S VERY RARE SIGNATURE
MELVILLE, HERMAN. (1819-91). American novelist. His Signature, “Yours very truly / H. Melville”, as cut from a letter. One page narrow oblong 16mo. Slip of paper measures 1 x 4 1/4 inches. Small mounting strip on verso, else very fine condition.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW RENEGOTIATES HIS ROYALTY STRUCTURE AFTER THE BANKRUPTCY OF HIS AMERICAN PUBLISHER BRENTANO’S
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Good Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his name-imprinted, “4 Whitehall Court London S.W.1 / Phone Whitehall 3160 / Telegrams: Socialist. Parl-London” stationery. One full page, quarto. No place. [London]. “3rd January 1935”.