1887 · West Park, New York
("John Burroughs") West Park, New York, February 21, 87, 1 page, 7 3/4" x 4 3/4". Very good (traces of mounting on verso).
To Perry Mason & Co.**: "I hand you herewith a paper on 'Early Spring Voices'*** as one of the three which you have asked me to write for The Companion. If it is not what you want - sent it back with as little delay as possible. If it will do, send check as per agreement. The others I will write sometime during the coming season..."
Burroughs (1837-1921), American author and naturalist; popular nature volumes include "Wake Robin" (1871), "Birds and Poets" (1877), etc.; he was influenced by Emerson and Thoreau, and was a friend of Walt Whitman.
**Perry Mason & Co. Boston, publisher's of "The Youth's Companion."
***Probably an essay relating to birds. (Inventory #: 2221845)