This English nobleman (12th Baronet of Stratton Hall) emigrated to America and became a bartender and played cowboy, among other things, before becoming a minister; he authored the 1928 memoir "From Cowboy to Pulpit." Item #16131
ALS, 1p, 8½" X 11", ornate Salvation Army Industrial Home letterhead, Chester, PA, 1912 July 4. Addressed to Roddick W. Marten. Good plus . Age toning from long-ago newspaper clipping to large upper right area. On pictorial Salvation Army letterhead, the Baronet boldly pens that he has never met a mannamed "Hal Marten" that Marten is seeking and suggests "You might write to the Cattle Raisers Association... it is very hard to trace a man in the West." Comes with newspaper clipping, "Girl Won Titled Cowboy Over to Salvation Army," darkened but not brittle. Most unusual and uncommon.