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Printed letter about the Chicago Fire attached to autograph letter signed "Horace".


Editorial: Chicago Oct. 10th, 1871
Librería: Richard M. Ford Ltd (London, Reino Unido)

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Printedletter, one page 12mo, with Autograph Letter Signed "Horace" attached by paper clip (I have replaced the rusty old clip with a new one). The printed letter as follows: "[COPY]/ Chicago, Oct. 10th/ My dear Father,/ Do not fret as I shall be O.K.; our poor Town all burnt to the ground EXCEPT A FEW WOODEN SHANTIES; about 150,000 people without shelter; I have saved my clothes and am under shelter. DO NOT FRET as I am not the WORST OFF BY FAR; hundreds of people burnt and all business places. They are giving free passes everywhere. I shall be in New York in a day or two./ Yours &c./ H.W.G.// [Written in pencil on a scrap of paper while the fire was burning]". The autograph letter signed attached presumably relates to the printed letter. It is 4pp. long, 8vo, headed New York, 14 July 1874, commencing "My dear Father", announcing arrival and where he is staying - "they all cried when we parted, I can tell you they all thought a great deal of me". He talks of future plans,unsure whether he will go out (to Chicago?) again, including travelling for a month ( across the Atlantic, presumably) in the ship the "Plymouth Rock", cabin for $20. "Everyone here did not know me when I called on them, until I told them my name, they say I had got to be a regular old American, so you must look out for a different kind of fellow to the one you saw three years ago". Presumably he had a brief moment of fame because of his Chicago Fire experience. N° de ref. de la librería 1071

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Título: Printed letter about the Chicago Fire ...

Editorial: Chicago Oct. 10th

Año de publicación: 1871

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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