Paulding, James K.

1838 ALS of the prominent writer while Van Buren’s Navy Secretary

Price: $50.00

Description:
1778-1860) New York writer, associated with Washington Irving in publication of humorous periodical “Salamagundi” 1807-08, pub. “Diverting History of John Bull and Brother Jonathan” 1812 & “The United States and England” 1815 on English criticisms of America. Prominent in literary war with English writers, pub. “A Sketch of Old England” 1822 and burlesque “John Bull in America” 1825. Urged use of native American material in literature, as in 1818 poem “The Backwoodsman”, and novels “Koningsmarke” 1823, “Westward Ho!” 1832, “The Old Continental” 1846, and play “The Lion of the West” 1831. Secretary of the Navy 1838-41 (Van Buren). 5 ½ x 7 ¾ ALS while Secretary of the Navy, Washington, December 4 1838, sending his autograph to a Saratoiga Springs, NY collector.

Condition: Good, trifle light but legible, with light wrinkling
Type:Letter






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