Lot 704: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:52:20

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Lot 704: ALS signed "H. W. L.," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 25, 1874. Letter to his brother-in-law Thomas G. Appleton in London. In part: "Here we are all on the jump; crowding into four days Charley's return; a 'Lawn Party'; Dedication of Memorial Hall; Commencement Day, and Phi Beta! Charley arrived on Monday morning; some hundred days and more round the Cape from Singapore; looking well, but brown as mahogany…We are busy getting ready for Nahant. I wish I could slip away as easily as you do. But it is impossible…We will miss you terribly at Nahant. To me that house by the sea is a kind of healthy and pleasant prison; a St. Marguerite or St. Helena." Mounting remnants to one corner, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Longfellow's hand. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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