Ralph Waldo Emerson Sends Warm ALS and Gift to a Friend, Days Before She Marries Into His Family, 1873
ALS : Autograph Letter SignedEmerson, Ralph Waldo. American Writer and Philosopher. Autograph Letter Signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. September 10, 1873 from Naushon, MA. Letter addressed Sylvia Watson, “My dear Miss Sylvia”. 2 pages, on 1 bifold sheet. 6 x 4 in. Signed “With sincere regard & affection, Your Friend, R. Waldo Emerson”. This letter is exceptionally warm, as Ms. Watson was about to join Emerson’s extended family. He mailed this note just a few days before Sylvia Watson married Emerson’s architect cousin, William Ralph Emerson, on September 15, 1873. In the letter, Emerson writes on sending a gift to Ms. Watson: "Your three friends in our house, Mrs. E. and myself, & Ellen, desired to send a token to you on the auspicious Monday, but could agree on none but this 'Bella Donna,' which we dare hope is a favorite of yours." Three horizontal folds. In very good condition.
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