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    Lew Wallace: Two Autograph Letters A twofer, for your collection of authors, Civil War generals, politicians and diplomats: this pair of autograph letters from the pen of Lew Wallace - who wrote the spectacularly successful novel Ben-Hur - as follows: 1) Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, 3.5" by 2.5", no place, no date; to Mrs. Townsend, very likely the wide of his fellow writer, George Alfred Townsend. Tipped to an octavo leaf, in fine condition. "That husband of yours kept me so charmed that I came away leaving my umbrella - a brown-silk English article. Won't you be good eno' to have it looked up and returned by the bearer? Always, and truly..." 2) Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, 6" by 9.5", Crawfordville, Indiana, June 16, 1886. To Mr. Clarence H. Bell in Boston. Fine. "The proposal... strikes me with favor. Only I beg a little time before answering definitely. I am in negotiation which may require consultation with other parties." From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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