Horace Greeley
HORACE GREELEY. ALS, 1 p., 8vo, New York, Sept. 17, 1852. In full: "My Dear Sir: I sent you this by a young artist, Mr. J. Phillips, who goes out to Italy to study. I beg you to benefit him by your [indecipherable] friendship. I received your order of the [indecipherable] some weeks since, and forthwith dispatched the amount to Peabody, whereof I trust he has advised you. With many kindly remembrances, Yours, Horace Greeley." Fine condition, with light mailing folds and two areas of mild staining along the left edge. Horace Greeley was founder and editor of the New York Tribune, the most widely read newspaper in the country of its day. From his editorial perch, he advocated for Western expansionism and the anti-slavery cause. Banning society scandals and crime reportage from his newspaper, Greeley concentrated on major political and cultural news and promoted the work of writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was later active in the founding of the Republican Party and in 1872 ran very unsuccessfully against Ulysses S. Grant as candidate of the short-lived Liberal Republican Party, as a gesture of opposition to the endemic corruption of the Grant administration.
$200
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