Date Published: 1846
Binding: No binding
• Autograph letter signed on inside of stamped folded letter addressed to Mr. Putman- publisher Waterloo Place, Regent Street, London now flat, 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. Dated May 5, 1846, asking Putman to forward the note and payment.
• Printed page 4-3/4 x 7-3/8 inch with B&W portrait of Martin F. Tupper.
• Small trimmed paper 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches of Martin F. Tupper's poem "The Anglican Commission at Rome
Martin Farquhar Tupper was an English Barrister, writer, poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. Tupper’s humane instincts prompted him to support many reforming movement. He was an early supporter of the Student Volunteer Movement and did much to promote good relations between Britain and America. He tried to encourage African Literature and was also a mechanical inventor in a small way.
History of Putnam: The company began as Wiley & Putnam with the 1838 partnership between George Palmer Putnam and John Wiley, whose father had founded his own company in 1807. In 1841, Putnam went to London where he set up a branch office, the first American company ever to do so. Ten years later, Putnam returned to the United States and the company became known as “George P. Putnam.”
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