Autograph Letter Signed ("Horace E. Scudder")

Price: $125.00

Unbound. Three pages (of a single folded leaf) dated 5 October 1885 from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Mr. Jesse C. Green. Folded as mailed, slight indication in margins that it was tipped into a book. An interesting letter about Scudder's slight acquaintance with Bayard Taylor and William Dean Howells: "He called at my house in Cambridge, expecting to find W.D. Howells, who formerly occupied the house, and I walked with him to to the new house which Howells had taken, not knowing who my companion was until we met G.P. Lathrop who was rather surprised after accosting Taylor, to find me asking for an introduction." He mentions his friendship with Mrs. Taylor, and concludes with regretting that he can't help his correspondent procure autographs of Taylor and Horace Greeley, although: "I should think you might find some infant who would consent to forge Mr. Greeley's signature." Scudder was an author and editor and in conjunction with Taylor's wife prepared *The Life and Letters of Bayard Taylor* (1884).

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Autograph Letter Signed ("Horace E. Scudder"). Horace E. SCUDDER.