Lot #374
Samuel Francis Smith

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Boston-born Baptist minister and academic (1808-1895) best known as the lyricist of ‘America’ (‘My Country, ’Tis of Thee’), written while he was a student at Andover Theological Seminary. ALS signed "S. F. Smith," one page, 4.25 x 4, December 27, 1871. Letter replying to a request for a contribution, in part: "I beg leave to say that I will endeavor to send you something in season for the North St. Fair paper, which, if I remember rightly, you are to issue in Feb. next." In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and some discoloration to corners from scrapbook residue on the reverse.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021





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