Autograph Letter Signed

Farmington, ME: February 22, 1879. 8" x 5", 4 pp., in Abbot's small and precise handwriting, two mail folds, includes envelope addresed to Oliver Johnson, Orange NJ. Content: Abbott sends a long and sympathetic letter to the Johnson family expressing his concern and encouragement for their current life situation. "What an unspeakable degree of comfort and strength we derive from the consciousness that we are all in every time of anxiety and trouble, always under the watchful care of a superior providence..."

Jacob Abbott (Nov 1803 – Oct 1879) was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He wrote 180 books and was a coauthor or editor of 31 more. Abbott began his career after a degree from Bowdin as a professor at Amherst. Soon he and his brothers founded a church and he became a pastor, then he founded several schools. Fine. Item #1515

Price: $100.00

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