1917. Item #85380
HOWELLS, William Dean. PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNED MANUSCRIPT NOTE (1917), MATTED AND FRAMED. [n.p., n.p.] note dated May 6, 1917 to William Dana ORCUTT, author of (among other works) FROM MY LIBRARY WALLS: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMORIES. The aforementioned book is based on articles he wrote for The Christian Science Monitor about literary figures and their writings; this is one of Orcutt's mementos, literally from his library wall. Note measures 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; photograph 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches, a sepia toned portrait of Howells seated at a desk, pen in one hand, eyeglasses in another, with papers spread about the desk. Howells, novelist, critic and editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, writes a brief note regarding a former instructor of his sister's and his writings on Jefferson. There is some faint pale spotting to mat and photograph. In a plain black wooden frame, 13 x 16.5 inches.