Lot 274: Politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality (1844–1915). TLS, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, New York Society for the Suppression of Vice letterhead, January 21, 1892. Letter to F. D. Leete at the YMCA. In part: "If this Meeting is to be a Men's Meeting in the afternoon, my usual subject before Men is 'Personal Purity'…I am sorry that you have announced the 'Crime Breeders' for Male Audience…I usually speak upon that topic before missed audiences in the Churches." Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), light soiling, a tear to the upper left edge, and punch holes to the top, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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