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    Poets Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and Henry W. Longfellow Autographed Letters Signed. Offered here are two autograph letters signed: 1. three pages, 4.5" x 7", Beverly Farms, Mass., June 17, 1889, signed by Holmes. Heavily stained with marginal tear; otherwise, very good; 2. three pages, 4.5" x 7", Cambridge, January 2, 1878, signed by Longfellow. Toning and folds, fine.

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    The Holmes letter is written to George Ed. Sears of Kingston, Ontario. In full: "I should be most pleased to receive a copy of The Gleaner, which would take an honored place on my shelves, for the sake of early memories. Evening by a Tailor was written by me for a college periodical (The Collegian) and has often been published. It is contained in all the editions of my collected poems. I suspect The Gleaner has it in book form for the first time."


    The Longfellow letter, written to Mrs. Calkins, sends thanks for a gift and agrees to send an autograph to a mutual friend.

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