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    Clergyman Phillips Brooks Archive of Five Items, consisting of the following:
    ALS, one page, 5" x 8", Boston, Massachusetts, December 18, 1877, to Edward S. Garlater, n.p. It begins, "I would gladly help your Fair through the 'Telephone' if I could, but I am sorry to say that such an article as you desire is quite out of my habits...". Area of loss to top margin from seal breakage, else very fine condition. A very early reference to Alexander Bell's great invention.
    ALS, two pages, Boston, Massachusetts, April 8, 1878, to unknown recipient. Here Brooks schedules services. Very good condition.
    ALS, 2 pages, 5" x 8", Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 1886, to Robert C. Wiggins, n.p. Brooks declines an invitation. Soiling, fine condition.
    ALS, two pages, 5" x 8", Boston, Massachusetts, November 16, 1886, to Rev. Henry L. Ziegenfuss, n.p. This regards a church publication. Fine condition.
    ANS, one page, 4.25" x 3.5", Boston, Massachusetts, to Mr. Chester, n.p.. A personal request. Fine condition.
    Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) made his mark as a clergyman and author. At one time he served as Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts. His enduring legacy, however, came from writing the beloved Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem". From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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