James Russell Lowell en route to the Circus

Lowell, James Russell, American poet (1819-1891). Autograph letter signed ("J. R. Lowell").

68 Beacon St., [Boston], 20. III. 1886.

8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. With carte-de-visite photograph.


To Mrs. Jane Gray (née Jane Lathrop Loring), wife of the eminent American botanist Asa Gray (1810-88), declining an invitation: "I am very much obliged by your very kind invitation, but as arrangement has already been made to send a carriage for me here & to bring me back hither after the Circus-performance is over, I think it wiser to deny myself the pleasure you offer me. With kindest regards to the friend of flowers & of all good things, faithfully yours [...]"

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