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    Sanford F. Bennett Autograph Quotations Signed - Sweet Bye and Bye. Author, poet, and Civil War officer, Sanford Bennett's poetry gained popularity in the 1850s and '60s. After serving with distinction with the 40th WI Volunteers during the Civil War, Bennett studied medicine and became a respected physician, but continued to write poetry, setting much of it to music. Perhaps his most popular composition was Sweet Bye and Bye, written in 1867. Offered here is a handwritten, signed copy of the first verse of this well-loved hymn, signed at Richmond Hill, March 13, 1893. Included is a second, shorter Autograph Quotation Signed of the same hymn, accomplished at Richmond, IL, September 11, 1886. Both items are very fine.


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