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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Autograph Letter Signed "J. L. Chamberlain." Two pages, 5" x 8", Brunswick [Maine], August 30, 1894. In this letter, Chamberlain, most noted for his heroism at the Battle of Gettysburg, thanks a "Dear Friend" (likely a Mr. Lawrence of New York) for his suggestions to help find employment for a "Miss [Lillian] Edwards," an art student at the Institute for Artists and Artisans, a struggling New York school where Chamberlain served as president during the early 1890s. The letter exhibits some minor wrinkles to the paper; folds.

    In part: "I got home last evening from a yacht cruise... I hasten to acknowledge your genuine interest in Miss Edwards behalf... I feel confident knowing her work & her ability-that she will most successfully fulfill the conditions & demands of the place you so kindly suggest... We are making a strenuous effort to carry the school on."


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