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    Ralph Waldo Emerson Autographed Letter Signed "R. W. Emerson." Four pages, 8.75" x 7", October 5, 1858. A warm and affectionate letter of introduction to Charles Bray. In part: "A dear friend of mine who is just going to Europe told me today that she was to pass through Coventry on her way to London. It occurred to me, as often before, that I once spent a very happy day in Coventry & its neighborhood under your auspices, and that, since, I have been seriously interested & indebted to a book & tracts which I received from you. It cannot be that as bright sunshine always rests on Coventry & on Stratford & the lands between, as on that day did rest for me. But I thought I would give my friend this note in her mind to present my greetings to you, if she found opportunity. My friend is Miss Elizabeth Hoar, for many years a sort of sister of mine, and on whim I & all her friends put the highest value. . . And if your goodness & your health abound as they did when I saw you, you shall put my friends in the way to see the old church, which I remember with great respect, & give them any good advice that may occur to you for their guidance on their onward road. . . ." Smoothed folds and light toning.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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