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Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) Autograph Letter Signed, Concord, 2 June 1852.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) Autograph Letter Signed, Concord, 2 June 1852.
Single sheet of laid paper, inscribed on both sides. To Robert Carter, apologizing for not correcting some errors in a newspaper report of the speech made by Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894) in Concord on May 7, 1852. Old folds, some edge discoloration, strip of paper from old mount along blank gutter, 8 x 5 in., with a photographic portrait in profile.
Kossuth was an exiled Hungarian statesman who toured the United States to raise awareness about the situation in his country. Concord Free Public Library special collections contains "Mr. Emerson's Address," pages 222-224, of Kossuth in New England: A Full Account of the Hungarian Governor's Visit to Massachusetts, Boston: Jewett, 1852; and the broadside: Kossuth at Concord! 7 May 1852.
Estimate $300-500

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Robert Carter, United States, Massachusetts, New England