De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859; Letters; Portraits; Autographs
This leather bound collection includes a signed letter by De Quincey, a transcription of that letter, and a signed portrait of De Quincey. In the letter, De Quincey writes to an unnamed correspondent (possibly a banker or lawyer) on the subject of...
In this typed letter to Sterling, Dreiser says of San Francisco that he "never saw a city I liked better, not even Paris." He goes on to suggest that Sterling start a theatre in the city, ending his letter with "Why not?"
In this letter, Cardinal Gibbons offers to write to a letter on the correspondent's behalf. "...if she informs you that a letter from me to her husband will be of service to (your?) sister, I will gladly write to him for your + her sake."
In this letter, Kean informs his correspondent of the recently death of his son, who "died on Monday morning last." He thanks his correspondent for kindness shown in "the midst of my affliction." The letter is written on yellowed paper, with faded...
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930; Collecteana files
A tiny scrap of thick paper written on in pencil, shortly describing the nature of Balfour's letter to Rideing. Perkins characterizes this letter as an invitation to a party during which "matters literary" would be the topic of conversation.