1893 · Roxbury, MA
Letter written and signed by Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909), an author, historian, and Unitarian minister descended from a distinguished American family. In his day one of the nation's most prominent men of letters, Hale may now be best remembered for two stories: "The Man Without a Country," a patriotic pro-Union allegory of the then-raging U.S. Civil War, and "The Brick Moon," generally considered to be => the earliest known literary depiction of a man-made satellite.
With the present letter, Hale notifies an unidentified recipient of a planned meeting for an Ithaca church subscription committee, by way of a clearly written note on his Roxbury, MA, letterhead. This very nice example of his signature (here, "Edw. E. Hale") on his stationery is also a pleasing reminder of the great author's commitment to good works throughout his life. Creased along original folds, one lower corner creased acriss. => Excellent bit of Hale memorabilia. (Inventory #: 36715)