Campbell announces the birth of his son. He describes his overwhelming happiness, despite being ill. The letter is written in ink on beige. The letter has a self-made cover, which was sealed with dark red sealing wax.
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...
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907; Shaw’s Folly; Letters
Aldrich is pulling his story, “Shaw’s Folly” because he thinks too much revision is required. Aldrich believes that Gilder criticized the story incorrectly, and that he did not say his real feelings about the story.
Aldrich dispels a rumor about himself. He discusses Shelley and Keats. Aldrich tells Edward of his condition in America, how he is living. Aldrich mentions he has not read Stedman's latest work. And then he talks of his summer and his wife.
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858; Letters; Sealing-wax; Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848;
In this letter, marked "Private," Benton mentions that he has taken interest in the questions that the recipient of this letter has asked, but cannot answer them himself. Benton advises this person to direct his queries toward Astor. Benton closes...