Walter Shirlaw

Shirlaw, Walter

Scottish-American artist (1838-1909). Autograph letter signed. University Building [New York]. 15.02.1880. 8vo. 1¾ pp.
$ 299 / 280 € (82379/BN53378)

To the artist and interior designer Frank Hill Smith (1842-1904) in Boston, declining an invitation from the Papyrus Club, the esteemed literary organization founded in 1872: "Yours of the 7th received and noted. I regret much that I shall be unable at this time to accept the kind invitation from the Papyrus Club - but hope, at some future day, to have the pleasure of meeting its members and join with you in the hope of a personal acquaintance, and should I come to Boston I shall, without fail, call upon you - and hope, should you come my way, that you will do the same to me [...]".

- Mounted on cardboard. One small tear to each page, not touching the text. 3 small strips of old mounting tape on verso..

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