Autograph Quotation Signed. George P. BRADFORD.

Autograph Quotation Signed.

This Unitarian minister about whom little is known was an intimate of Emerson (having served as best man at his wedding) and friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists and for a time in the 1840s lived at their famed utopian community, Brook Farm; one scholar describes him as "teacher, thinker, and friend of literary men." Item #16586

AQS, 1p, 10½" X 6 3/4", n.p., 1872 June 9. Very good. Very mild age toning and a few light spots of foxing. Handsomely penned in brown, signed and dated at the close, this unattributed stanza reads in full: "If once we knew, his fertile gift could lend, / With worthy verses I this page might fill, / But since alas! no muse will me befriend, / Instead of deed, kindly accept the will." On heavy stock paper, presumably from an autograph album. Most unusual and quite attractive.

Price: $295.00

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