Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: Weiss, J. John.

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available

Dated New Bedford, Oct. 10, 1850. To Henry Vose of Springfield, Mass., regreting that he has a conflict that will prevent him from attending "the Convention at Springfield....Were it not for this, I should hasten to accept your invitation and have a talk about the Class of '37. Weiss and Vose were classmates at Harvard of Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau's first (of 328) surviving letter was to Vose in 1836, asking him if he wanted to room together in their senior year. Vose became a lawyer, Weiss was a Unitarian minister at Watertown and a liberal activist; he wrote a biography of his friend, Theodore Parker. Sorrowfully, he may be best remembered today for his description of Thoreau's behavior in Harvard's "Dunkin Rebellion", freshman year. A large sheet, folded, one page, address, postmark, and sealing wax on the conjugate leaf. A Fine letter. With: A carte de visite of Weiss, imprint of W. Kurtz, New York. Weiss is about 55, head and shoulder, full, long white beard. Pasted to a large sheet, else Fine.

Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.

Author Name: Weiss, J. John.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: weiss,j.john.350datednewbedford,oct.10,1850.tohe