Park Benjamin Autographed Letter Signed (ALS)
Date Published: 1861
Park Benjamin Sr. was an American journalist, noteworthy editor, poet and founder of several newspapers. Benjamin was educated at both Harvard and Yale, and became a literary editor of several magazines, including Horace Greeley’s “New Yorker.” ln 1840 Benjamin helped to found “The New World” and after other brief editorial ventures. He was a lecturer, public reader, and periodical writer. He was sued for libel by noted American author James Fenimore Cooper, after Benjamin called Cooper, “the craziest loon that ever was suffered to roam at large without whip and keeper.” Benjamin was also on personal terms with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner and Edgar Allan Poe.
• ALS addressed Dear Sir, 2 December 1861, re outstanding mortgage payment. Full transcript from the Lincoln Library, Shippensburg, PA also with the letter.
Item on consignment with LDRB.