MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY – EIGHTEENTH and NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE. Collection of autograph letters etc
Lot 51
MANUSCRIPTS – LITERATURE. Collection of autograph letters etc
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,400) inc. premium

Lot Details
MANUSCRIPTS – LITERATURE
Collection of autograph letters etc., by Lord Chesterfield (autograph letter to the Duke of Newcastle and a signed bill for postage and writing material, the latter 1731), Thomas Carlyle (two autograph letters, with a quotation), H.W. Longfellow (two autograph verse quotations, including the famous concluding lines from 'The Day is Done', and an autograph letter about publication of Hiawatha, 1855), Anna Seward (about George Crabbe, 1807), the Hudson School Painter Richard Henry Stoddard (to Algernon Charles Swinburne), Joseph Priestley (autograph publishing receipt, 3 April 1770) and Samuel Palmer (about contributions he hopes to make to an exhibition); with a Yorkshire poetical miscellany (North Riding, early 1850s)

Footnotes

  • Included in the lot is a set of the Index of English Literary Manuscripts, edited by Peter Beal and others, vol. 1-4 in 9, 1980-1990. See illustration on preceding page.
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