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Dated July 28, (no year, no place). To "Mr. Rothacker", Your paper has been so kind to me for so long a time that I want to make a poor return. Will you accept the enclosed mss. (no longer present) for tomorrow's paper with my best wishes for you and yours? It isn't wonderful but here's something of an idea at the end - and it isn't everlastingly long." She mentions Rothacker's wife in a complimentary way, and ends "Yours obliged, Kate Field." This could be Otto H. Rothacker, who edited the "Omaha Republican" and then the "Denver Tribune". In 1885 his health declined and he scaled down, writing for various journals on literary and political subjects. He died of consumption, age 34, in 1890. "No newspaper man in the west has been better known or said more quotable things. He was more than a newspaper man. He was a poet and a satirist." (Eulogy, "Omaha World-Herald", May 11, 1890, quoted in Saum, Lewis O. "The Good Die First: The Meteoric and Brief Career of O.H. Rothacker" in "Nebraska History" 86 (2005), 2-13). Two pages, one sheet front and back, folded once. Small chip to upper left corner, very light foxing. A Very Good letter.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.
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Seller ID: field,kate.90datedjuly28,(noyear,noplace).tomr.r