Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 544

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 1 - 2 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582