Lot: 99 Elihu Burritt ALS



2015-11-04 12:50:32

Lot 99: Burritt (1810-1879). "The Learned Blacksmith". Reformer, linguist. The first man to attempt to organize an international peace corps. Burritt opposed the Civil War on pacifist grounds. ALS, 1p. 8vo, Albany, Jan. 5, 1859. "I have come to Albany to prepare for our State Convention. Have found a few earnest men ready to cooperate in making necessary arrangements. I think we shall have a grand and impressive demonstration. Gov. [John A.] King may possibly be present and speak ... Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $100-200
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