Typed Letter Signed Concerning Violinist Joseph Douglass, the Grandson of Frederick Douglass

Price: $1,750.00

Unbound. One page on single quarto sheet which has been folded to make four octavo pages Typed Letter Signed ("Paul Laurence Dunbar") from Dayton, Ohio dated October 14, 1903 to William Leonard Blumenschein, professor and composer of music for piano and voice, and director of the Lyra Society male chorus and orchestra. The letter is folded for mailing, small early tape shadow at tip of each corner, very good.

Dunbar provides an invitation to attend a benefit which includes a performance by the celebrated violinist Joseph Douglass, the grandson of Frederick Douglass, and who was often lauded as the finest violinist of his race. Douglass was the first violinist to make recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Dunbar's letter states: “I am sending you herewith a couple of tickets to the violin recital by my friend, Joseph H. Douglass. He is a fine player and I hope that you will come and you will interest any of your friends... The proceeds are for the benefit of our industrial class... I am anxious that you should come because I think that you will enjoy a treat...” Dunbar's signature is clear. Paul Laurence Dunbar letter with nice content, displaying Dunbar's financial support for students in Dayton, Ohio, as well as recognizing the accomplishments of his friend the violinist Joseph Henry Douglass, grandson of Frederick Douglass.


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Item #499576 Typed Letter Signed Concerning Violinist Joseph Douglass, the Grandson of Frederick Douglass. Paul Laurence DUNBAR.