SIGOURNEY HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED , L. With inclusive envelope, Hartford, April 28th, 1838, with nice content mention several famous poets and one of her own books , by the 19th Century American poet from Connecticut, to writer and editor, Dr. Shelton Mackenzie, Aberdeen, Scotland. I thank you for your beautiful poems and also for propitiating Miss Browne’s muse [probably referring to the then famous Irish poet, Frances Browne, known as the blind poetess of Ulster]… I know not when the aforsaid Annual will ever be published… You will excuse me for writing so briefly, and for making Miss Browne and yourself partners in so poor a concern as such a letter… I shall improve to send you a copy of my’Letters to Young Ladies. The envelope seal is still attached, small piece missing on right edge where opened, several stains, minor edge chips, letter/envelope fold lines, but, in general in very good condition. She was commonly known as the “Sweet Singer of Hartford”. Most of her works were published with just her married name Mrs. Some of her most popular work deals with Native American issues. An early advocate for social reform in slavery and emigration , as well, Sigourney felt obligated to use her position to help oppressed members of society. In her posthumously published autobiography, “Letters of Life”, Sigourney stated that she wrote with the hope of’being an instrument of good’. After her death, John Greenleaf Whittier. Composed a poem for her memorial tablet. Robert Shelton Mackenzie (1809-80) was. Born in County Limerick and educated at a school at Fermoy in Cork. He worked as an apothecary’s apprentice, opened a school, published poetry, and edited a newspaper. Mackenzie studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin, but did not practice. After 1830 he immigrated to London where he wrote for the London Magazine. In 1834 he was awarded the degree of LL. In 1852 he emigrated to the United States, acting as literary editor for the New York Times before settling in Philadelphia as the literary editor, foreign editor, and dramatic critic at the Philadelphia Evening News in 1857. Mackenzie also wrote several original published works over the course of his life. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337 and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork , without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “LYDIA H. SIGOURNEY HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED 19TH CENTURY AM. POET CONNECTICUT” is in sale since Thursday, May 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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