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    Harry Hawk Autograph Letter Signed, one and one-half pages, 5.5" x 8.5", Philadelphia [Pa.], n.y., to "Sir & Bro." (Al E. Fostell). Hawk, the leading man in Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre on the night of Lincoln's assassination, states that he has no picture of himself and suggests where to procure one, promising "as soon as my engagement takes me to New York will order some and will most willingly give you one. . . . I am sorry that I did not meet you here . . . I have nothing of poor Laura Keene's as a remembrance of her or that sad affair. Any one I should hear of possessing any such . . . will refer them to you." Evenly toned with small stains on verso; fine.

    Provenance
    : Fostell; Charles Hamilton galleries sale of Fostell material, New York, 31 July 1969, part of lot 241.


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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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