Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! HORACE GREELEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/26/1868 - HFSID 84342. HORACE GREELEY Horace Greeley wrote this letter on New York Tribune stationery in 1868 to turn down an invitation. Greeley was the founder and editor of the Tribune.
Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Autograph letter signed Horace Greeley.
Pencil notations near bottom edge in unknown hand. 1 page, 4¾x7¾, 1 sheet folded, on ruled New York Tribune. In full: Dear Sir: I must go on to my farm on Saturday morning, so that I must respectfully decline your invitation to breakfast that morning. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Address, but not signature, is lightly smeared but legible.Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope. 5¼x3¼, on stationery of the Headquarters of the U. Envelope is open and empty. Torn open at top edge. Top right corner is missing. Lightly discolored at left edge. His newspaper, competitive in price with the "penny press" but less sensational, was the first to give its writers individual by-lines and the first with a literary and book review department. The Tribune had wide readership and influence, and many of his editorial quips - like "Go West, young man" - became famous. He was steadfast in support of many causes, such as antislavery, temperance, and the rights of labor, but he could be mercurial at times. As the Democratic and Liberal Republican parties' presidential nominee in 1872, he was defeated by President Ulysses S. Grant, who was seeking reelection. 28, 1872, just 23 days after the election, Greeley, worn out by the grueling campaign, died at the age of 61. See more material from these signers. See more listings in our AUTHORS (1,606).
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