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    Junius Brutus Booth Autograph Letter Signed "J B Booth", near one page, 7.75" x 10", Baltimore [Maryland], 19 February 1852, addressed on postmarked integral leaf to Wm. Fennell at the "Gas Office" in Philadelphia. Booth forwards "Mr. Quinton's note to me for $150. When it is due & settled, pray inform me." A postscript promises "Any similar matter I may be able to do for you in this city, I will cheerfully undertake." Booth, an English-born American tragedian who was often acclaimed as the greatest actor of the nineteenth century, was the father of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth who, against his wishes, followed him on to the stage. Written in the final months of Booth's life. He died the following November on a Mississippi River steamboat while headed home from what turned out to be his last performance, in New Orleans. Very scarce in any form. With seal under the address on the back page and folds; fine.

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