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    Author Sarah J. Hale Autograph Letter Signed "S. J. Hale". One page, 6.75" x 8.5", Philadelphia, December 18, 1850, in ink, to James Monroe, Boston, with integral address leaf on verso. In this cover letter Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879), in her capacity as editor of Godey's Lady's Book, sends copies of the Lady Book to a Boston publisher whose books she has reviewed and included notice of in the publication. Hale is credited by some as the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and was a major force behind the creation of the Thanksgiving holiday. The letter displays the additional creasing in addition to the usual folds, some light soiling, and a small portion of the upper left corner is missing, else very good condition. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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