Autograph Letter, Signed, to John S. (Sullivan Dwight).

By: Channing, William F. Francis.

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available


Dated Providence, R.I., May 17, 1879. He discusses "Miss (Selma) Borg", who collapsed from exhaustion during rehearsal for her "Norse music" (folk music from her native Finland). He is impressed with her and her music, "...which I have seen twice." He mentions Dwight's "...recent protest against the vandalism" at the Music Hall. Channing was the son of William Ellery Channing, the elder; he was father to journalist Grace Ellery Channing. He was a medical doctor, and inventor, and one of the original investors in Alexander Graham Bell's telephone. He is an ancestor of Secretary of State John Kerry. John Sullivan Dwight was a Transcendentalist, a Unitarian minister, and an early arbiter of American musical taste (Dwight's Journal of Music, about 1851 to 1881). Two conjugate leaves, two pages. Folded twice. About an inch separation from the edge of one fold, else Fine.

Title: Autograph Letter, Signed, to John S. (Sullivan Dwight).

Author Name: Channing, William F. Francis.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: channing,williamf.francis.100datedprovidence,r.i