Lot #14
Zachary Taylor

Taylor accepts a signed copy of "your forthcoming work on the late war"
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Taylor accepts a signed copy of "your forthcoming work on the late war"

Boldly signed LS as president signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 8 x 10, June 11, 1849. Letter to educator Nathan C. Brooks of Baltimore, in full: "I have only received your favor of the 5th inst. and the accompanying volumes for which you will please receive my thanks. Your desire to inscribe to me your forthcoming work on the late war is acceded to." In fine condition.

Nathan Covington Brooks was an educator, historian, and poet (1809-1898) who served as the first principal of Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the United States, and the only president of the Baltimore Female College, the first institution of higher education for women in Maryland. He also was the owner of The American Museum, a literary magazine, in which he published several works of the famed poet Edgar Allan Poe. The work referenced by Taylor is likely A Complete History Of The Mexican War, which Brooks published in 1849.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020

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