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    Clarence Darrow Typed Letter Signed. One page, 7.25" x 10.5", on his personal letterhead, Chicago, February 20, 1932. Writing to E. E. Gaylord regarding his book "The Story of My Life," Darrow says, in part: "It was indeed good of you to write me about my book as you did. I certainly appreciate your interest in it, and to know the points that seem to have impressed you especially, -- and it was most kind of you to take the trouble to let me see the errors . . . If ever another edition comes out, the corrections you so kindly called to my attention . . . shall be taken care of, if possible. It is surprising (?) that so many mistakes 'got by' - but perhaps other writers have troubles, too." Smoothed folds. Paper damage to the left of the signature and near the lower left corner. Signature shows light ink smudging. Paperclip stain at upper left.

    Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was a well-known attorney and author best remembered for his part in the Scopes Monkey Trial (1925), a mock trial in which he "defended" teacher John T. Scopes who was accused of teaching evolutionary theory.

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