245
245
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
TO PUBLISHER R.H. DANA, ALLOWING USE OF QUOTES, ADVOCATING FOR HIM TO PUBLISH WHITTIER AND QUESTIONING THE AUTHORSHIP OF A POEM IN THE "HOME JOURNAL". 
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3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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245
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
TO PUBLISHER R.H. DANA, ALLOWING USE OF QUOTES, ADVOCATING FOR HIM TO PUBLISH WHITTIER AND QUESTIONING THE AUTHORSHIP OF A POEM IN THE "HOME JOURNAL". 
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II | Music, Americana, English and Continental Literature

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
TO PUBLISHER R.H. DANA, ALLOWING USE OF QUOTES, ADVOCATING FOR HIM TO PUBLISH WHITTIER AND QUESTIONING THE AUTHORSHIP OF A POEM IN THE "HOME JOURNAL". 
Autographed letter signed ("R.W. Emerson"), 4 pp. 8vo. (8 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.; 225 x 180 mm), Concord, March 14, 1857. 
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Emerson is asked to recommend other's works for publication, but mostly declines: "I do not remember to have met lately with any short poems that touch me."  However, he does remember Old Wine, Old Books, Old Friends, and that "it should by all means be preserved," though he questions that the author who claimed credit for it, a Mr. Messinger, actually wrote it. He suggests Dana solicits another from Messinger to prove his suspicions: "pray ask him to write another as good."

Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II | Music, Americana, English and Continental Literature

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