One of the few bona fide cowboys to take pen in hand and write of cowboy life, this rancher authored the classic 1903 "Log of a Cowboy," described by J. Frank Dobie thusly: "If all other books on trail driving were destroyed, a reader could still get a just and authentic conception of trail men, trail work, range cattle, cowhorses, and the cow country in general from The Log of a Cowboy"; his other titles include "Cowman," "Texas Matchmaker," "Cattle Brands" and others. Item #15320
Uncommon TNS, 1p, 8" X 4¼" lightly tipped to slightly larger sheet, Colorado Springs, CO, 1925 February 20. Very good. On letterhead that titles him "Western Correspondent" and lists several of his books, the cowboy sends his signature "to the boys and girls of Grimes' School, Burlington, Iowa."