Fonds SCA28-GA16 - Letter to G.S. Payson from Patrick Foley

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Letter to G.S. Payson from Patrick Foley

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SCA28-GA16

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  • 1898 (Creation)
    Creator
    Foley, Patrick Kevin
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    Boston

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1 leaf

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(1856-1937)

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Patrick K. Foley was an authority on American first editions and owner of Hamilton Place, a famous bookshop in Boston, Massachusetts. His work “American Authors, 1795-1895: A Bibliography”, published in Boston in 1897, was a pioneer and authoritative reference work.

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Consists of a single holograph letter from Patrick Foley to G.S. Payson dated April 23, 1898 and addressed to Boston, Massachusetts. The contents of the letter focuses on Nathaniel Hawthorne's book, "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret".

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Received as part of the Verbeke collection which was purchased in 1969.

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  • English

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Revised by PH in September 2018.
Reviewed by DR November 2018.

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