Autographed Sentiment and Signed Carte de Visite

BURRITT, Elihu (1810 - 1879)

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Place Published: New Britain
Date Published: 1872

Description: 1 page, 4.75 x 5 inches, New Britain, April 4, 1872, written in Latin: "Per avdua ad astra, Per angusta ad augusta." Accompanied by a carte de visite signed photograph (shortly after his stroke) with a "John A. Williams" back stamp -- a gorgeous full-body image, circa 1865. Both items are in very good condition, with mounting remnants on the back.

Comments: American abolitionist, social reformer, and the leading pacifist of his age. President Lincoln appointed him a special ambassador to England.

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

Book ID: 251698


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Howdy and Happy Fourth of July. Just want to let you know that the Dick Grace book came. A nice copy, as promised. Grace was quite a fellow: the only person I ever heard of who crashed planes for a living and died of old age. I was in The Argosy once, years ago, 1997 or so. Hope to get in again one of these days, but NYC is a long way from here. Thanks again for helping me out with this. Best - Bob H.
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