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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT HENRY MILLER LETTER ~~  STAGGERLINGLY FULL OF MAJOR BIBLIO AND BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS WITH BITING AND REVEALING COMMENTARY FROM HIS TRAVELS IN FRANCE IN 1928,  WITH HIS WIFE, JUNE.

THIS PERIOD WAS THE BASIS FOR HIS NOVEL:  TROPIC OF CANCER

MILLER, HENRY.  (1891-1980).  American novelist; author whose Bohemian lifestyle and autobiographical novels broke existing literary forms. Remarkable and highly important Autograph Letter Signed, “H.V.M.”, on imprinted Hotel-Restaurant de Grenoble et de Savoie stationery.  Eight full pages, quarto.  Aix-en-Provence, October 6, 192[8].

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A CONTENT RICH, POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE OF 20+ THEODORE DREISER LETTERS ON: COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM, COAL WORKERS, STRIKES, CAPITALISM, AND COMMON SENSE — WITH [APPARENTLY] A 3 PAGE COPY OF A LETTER DREISER SENT TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CONCERNING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AS AN EQUAL RIGHTS ISSUE!

DREISER, THEODORE. (1871-1945). American naturalist author. A content overflowing, archive of twenty Typed and Autograph Letters Signed.  Many are on Dreiser’s name-imprinted stationery, several on The American Spectator letterhead, and one letter is on a non-imprinted sheet.  All/most are large octavo/small quarto in size. October 1933 to October 1939.

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VIRGINIA WOOLF POLITELY DECLINES WRITING THE ENTRY FOR WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, SAYING THAT SHE KNOWS “SO LITTLE” ABOUT HIM!

WOOLF, VIRGINIA.  (1882-1941).  British novelist, essayist and critic.  Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “Virginia Woolf”, on her light blue, imprinted 52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1. Telephone: Museum 2621 stationery.  Full page, small quarto.  Very fine condition.  Bloomsbury, February 5, 1928.   To: ‘Dear Mr. Lynd’. 

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“I HAVE MADE MORE SPEECHES FOR OUR IDEAS OF EQUAL RIGHTS IN MORE STATES AND TO MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY MAN IN THIS COUNTRY”  –  HENRY WILSON

WILSON, HENRY (1812-1875).  Vice President of the United States under U.S. Grant, and a Senator from Massachusetts known for his strong anti-slavery positions; devoted himself to the destruction of ‘Slave Power’ [the political power of the slave-owning class]; authored a bill that outlawed slavery in Washington, D.C. and was responsible for incorporating African Americans in the Union Civil War effort.  Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Wilson.” Four very full pages, quarto. Natick, [Massachusetts].  October 7, 1870.

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ABOLITIONIST AUTHOR, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, APOLOGISES SAYING: “I WAS AWAY DOWN IN FLORIDA”

STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. (1811-1896) American author, abolitionist; best known for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Autograph Letter Signed “H.B. Stowe”, on her monogrammed blue “S” stationery. One page, octavo. Hartford, [Conneticut]. May 12, 1867.

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MILLARD FILLMORE EXPRESSING A DEPTH OF PERSONAL REFLECTION TO THE WIDOW CARROLL IN HER LONELINESS: “I NOW TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN SENDING… [PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FILLMORE FAMILY, NOTING THE ONE] OF MY DEAR DAUGHTER, [MARY ABIGAIL] TAKEN FROM A PAINTING SINCE HER DEATH.”

FILLMORE, MILLARD. (1800-74). Thirteenth President of the United States.  Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “Millard Fillmore”. Two full pages, octavo.  Buffalo, Sept. 8, 1864.

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CATHERINE THE GREAT  —  PENS HER ACCEPTANCE OF THE SALARY TO BE PAID A CAVALRY GUARD OFFICER

CATHERINE II. [CATHERINE THE GREAT.] (1729-1797). Empress of Russia.  Uncommon Manuscript Document boldly Signed, ‘Catherina’, as Empress, in Russian.  1/3 page, legal folio, on watermarked paper bearing a crown and the letters “C.R.”   “The Queen’s village,  February 6, 1774.”

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