Lot: 111 Owen Wister signed letter



2015-11-04 12:50:35

Lot 111: Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 - July 21, 1938) was an American writer and "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian, although he never wrote about the West afterwards. ALS on black bordered white stationary headed "Butler Place, Logan Station, Philadelphia." 1 pg. 4.5 x 6.75. accompanied with original envelope postmarked march 16, 1896 Letter is written to a friend of his father, a Alexander Biddle in which Owen expresses his thanks for the times he spent with his father and that the resolution he did for his fathers brought him "sadness and that he was so deeply touched? thus frankly to you as my fathers son. It interesting to note shortly after his fathers death, Owen was suggested by his doctor due to his sadness to take a trip out west. This is the trip which gave Owen the inspiration to write about western themes, which led to his most famous novel "The Virginian". Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $200-300
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