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    Olivia Walton Le Vert Autograph Letter Signed "Mme Le Vert". Four pages, 5.25" x 7.5", New York 5th Avenue Hotel, October 15, 1865, to a Mr. Welles. A fascinating letter written partially in the third person, in part: "...I enclose you, a Literary 'on dit.' It has made quite a 'furore' among the 'Literati,' who are constantly calling to know when the Book will appear. Some of the Confederates too are rather fearful I will tell many truths which they prefer should float away on the tide of forgetfulness. I made a charming three days visit to Washington. I had several long interviews with the President, who received me with the greatest cordiality..." Le Vert (1810-1877) was the granddaughter of Declaration signed George Walton and was considered to be one of the first ladies of Southern society. The book cited in the letter, Souvenirs of the War, was never published. Fine, with original folds and light toning; the small clipping mentioned is tipped onto page one. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.


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