This American humorist and lecturer edited many of the country's most popular humor magazines such as "Puck" and later produced many plays and novels such as "A House-Boat on the Styx" (1895), "Coffee and Repartee" (1893) and "The Idiot" (1895). Item #42486
ALS, 1p (lettersheet), 8" X 10", Yonkers, NY, 6 September 1897. Addressed to Miss Strong. Near fine. Faint original folds. On pale blue imprinted letterhead, Bangs replies cordially and of course humorously to a request from an admirer. In part: "...I have been resting for a month from the arduous duties which devolve upon those who write autographs for a living. I am very glad indeed to begin my work for the seasons new opening by sending my note to you for your collection. I am a collector myself and am most sympathetic when I meet with other sufferers." Attractively penned in brown ink. A lovely, charming example.