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Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908)

Auction:
2300
Lot:
122
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$3,173$2,700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2300
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908), Autograph letter signed, November 15th, 1883, two pages, as Editor to The Constitution, to Mr. Johnson, discussing politics with some vitriol and with an ending paragraph in vernacular "Uncle Remus" speak, "There is a streak of meanness in all our statesman...With the exception of Lincoln - who was the greatest of them all and the best - our statesmen are not a pleasant lot to look upon or remember", (second leaf with browning and spotting).
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Joel Chandler, Harris, Editor , Johnson, Lincoln, American folklore, American studies

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