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    James A. Garfield Autograph Letter Signed, " J.A. Garfield". One page, 5.0" x 8.0", July 9, 1878 to a W.K. Rogers. While still a U.S. Congressman from Ohio, the doomed future president writes here, " Mr.Lawrence Bassett, the actor, brings a letter from my friend, W.D. Howells to the resident & yet he is so modest, that he hesitates to call. I have offered to call with him. Will you please tell me by the bearer when it will be agreeable for the President to see him?". Browning to edges with archival tape repair to folds on verso. Fine condition. A second item in this lot is an Autograph Letter Signed, " W.D. Howells". One page, 5.25" x 8.0", Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 4, 1878 to James A. Garfield. Editor and critic William Dean Howells (1837-1920) writes here on the letterhead of the Atlantic Monthly. Here he introduces actor Lawrence Bassett to Garfield. Browning, minor edge splits. Very Good condition. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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