Lot 193 of 395:
Letters to Philippines Commissioner Moses  

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Estimate:
$10

Title:
Lot of three letters to Professor Bernard Moses, relating to his service as U.S. Commissioner in the Philippines

Author:

Place:
Various places

Publisher:

Date:
1900-1908

Description:

Includes: A.L.s. from American historian John Fiske, "I wish to call your attention to my son-in-law, Grover Flint, 1st Lieutenant Company D., 35th U.S. Vol. Infantry, now stationed at Balinag... received a wound which disabled his left arm... it has occurred to me that in case of his making any changes in occupation, he is doubtless eminently fitted for some service in connection with your Civil Commission..." 3½ pp. Cambridge, Nov. 16, 1900. * A.L.s. from a Mrs. S.W. Shafer, "I ask you and pray you not to give my husband a position as teacher in the Philippines... it will kill me I know to have him go and our fine children can not bear to think of it... He was a soldier in the Civil War and I have been his wife for 28 years and he has never been well..." 1½ pp. Pike City, June 10, 1901. * A.L.s. from British Ambassador to the United States (and noted historian) James Bryce, written after Moses had returned from the Philippines, "Thank you very much for the gift of your book... regarding Spanish America and its Republic..." 2 pp. Washington, May 21/08. Together, 3 Autograph letters signed.


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Condition:
Very good or better condition.


 
Item number:
237785
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