Envelope Addressed in his Hand to a Distinguished Professor

MORGAN, George W. (1820 - 1893)

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Place Published: Mount Vernon
Date Published: 1866

Description: 4 x 8.75 inches, postmarked in Mount Vernon on November 14, 1866. Addressed to "Professor John Wm. Draper - University, 107 East 14th Street, New York City." Affixed with three Scott #64 3c Washington stamps (variety unknown). Draper (1811 - 1882) was an American scientist, chemist, historian, and pioneer photographer who is credited with taking the first image of a female's face in 1839. He is also the founder of NYU Medical School. Note: Draper has written a fabulous docket: "General Morgan on Cumberland Gap." Fraying along the borders with slight foxing and wrinkling -- a wonderful association piece considering the fact that Draper is rare in any form. Good condition.

Comments: Union General, politician, and diplomat.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 247212


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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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