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1 Nott, Eliphalet. Autograph Letter, Signed.

Dated 19th Sept., 1837, to the Reverend Dr. Sprague. A long letter sent immediately upon reading Sprague's letter about the death of his wife. Along letter (about 500 words) offering consolation and advice about the funeral arrangements for Sprague's wife, giving several scenarios in which he is or is not able to help. Eliphalet Nott was a prominent Presbyterian minister, and inventor (the Nott coal burning stove, which made him wealthy), and long-time president of Union College. Dr. Sprague is probably William Buell Sprague, one of the most widely known American clergymen of his day, who wrote several books, including the "Annals of the American Pulpit", in 9 volumes. He was married three times - his second wife (Mary Lathrop) died in 1837. He then married her sister, Harriet (Dictionary of American Biography). One large sheet folded to make 4 pp., two are used, pasted to an album leaf. Remains of sealing wax, a Very Good letter. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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