DescriptionAugustus Saint-Gaudens Autograph Letter Signed. One page of a bifolium, 4.5" x 6.75", on The Century Association letterhead, [New York], n.d. The Century Association was founded in 1847 by poet William Cullen Bryant as a private club to promote interest in the arts. American sculptor Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), best remembered for his monuments commemorating the Civil War, was himself seeking entry into the all-male club when he wrote this short letter to a Mr. Stedman: "Won't you write a letter for W.R. Ellsmuths[?] . . . I have put up for membership here."
Condition: Smoothed folds. Paper clip rust stain in the upper left corner. Adhesive staining on the verso of the integral blank.
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