Autograph Letter Signed: Complete with the Original Envelope

Autograph Letter Signed: Complete with the Original Envelope

Cable, George W.

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: George W. Cable
Date Published: 1897
Edition: First edition
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 6342


An Original Autograph Letter Signed from George W. Cable to Mrs. D. Harry Hammer written by Cable on a single sheet of headed stationary of The Current Literature Publishing Co. where Cable served as Editor. The letter reads as follows: "April 30, '97. // Mrs. D. Harry Hammer, // Dear Madam: // Better send Doctor Sevier, hadn't you? I find it as / hard to say which is my favorite book as to name my favorite / child. // Yours truly / G. W. Cable". The letter resides within its original mailing envelope addressed to Mrs. Hammer by Cable in his hand. George Washington Cable, a Confederate Army veteran and writer for the New Orleans Picayune turned full-time novelist, wrote novels of the Creole life in Louisiana. So knowledgeable of Louisiana's life and people was he that the United States Census Bureau asked him to produce a "historical sketch" of New Orleans as it was prior to the Civil for use by the Census Bureau as part of the Nation's tenth Census. Cable opposed the harsh racism then prevailing in the South. Such views not being favored by his neighbors, Cable eventually relocated to Massachusetts where he became friends with Mark Twain, the two of them then making speaking tours together. Of Cable, Twain stated that "when it comes down to moral honesty, limpid impotence, and utterly blameless piety, the Apostles were mere policemen [compared] to Cable...." Cable's work, Dr. Sevier, which Cable mentioned in his letter, is a tale of life in New Orleans. The letter is in Fine condition (showing some expected toning), and the envelope is in Very Good condition, showing only modest signs of use, an opening to one side made to extract the letter from the envelope, and the remnant of a piece of tape along the envelope's bottom from the prior mounting of the envelope. An excellent George Washington Cable Original Autograph Letter Signed.

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