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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Autograph Letter Signed "Joshua L. Chamberlain." Four pages, 5" x 8", Brunswick, Maine, August 19, 1894, to "Mr. Lawrence" concerning the Institute for Artists and Artisans, a struggling New York school where Chamberlain served as president during the early 1890s. Pessimistic about the school's future, the hero of the Battle of Gettysburg writes, "What we can do for this school in case Mr. Stinson is disabled is a serious problem. It is all we can do, even with his presence, to get funds to meet the needs[?]. This is a shame to New York, and deprives that city of any claim to mention in the title of the institute. Whether it will be possible to carry the school along without Mr. Stinson is doubtful. He is yet the life and the soul of it... I earnestly wish you might find yourself competent & take charge of the Drawing class... One further point I wish to broach with as much earnestness as I probably can. Do you think there might be an opportunity in the Cerdence[?] Art Co. for Miss Lillian Edwards to do some work? She is admirable in drawing and designing..." Toned with folds. The text is bold and clear. Some smudging occurs in the signature.

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    11th Thursday
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