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Dated April 21, 1913, to Mrs. Marion Longfellow O'Donoghue, a descendant of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in Washington, D.C. Monti (1830-1914) talks about the recent visits of several of the Longfellow family and promises to send a current photograph. Luigi Monti, who was born in Palermo, fought in the revolution of 1848-49, was exiled to the United States, where he taught Italian under Longfellow. He is the model for the young Sicilian in Longfellow's "Tales of a Wayside Inn" (1863). One sheet folded to make four pages, all are used, about 300 words. Small portion of the secound leaf lacking, with loss of about ten words. These are supplied by a typescript from a former owner of the letter, Newbegin's Book Shop of San Francisco. Folded for mailing, some folds are re-inforced with tape. With the original mailing envelope. In Fair condition, only.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: [longfellow,henrywadsworth]luigimonti.75datedapr