Description: American writer and public speaker George William Curtis (1824-1892) wrote and signed this letter stating that he “shall be very glad to lecture before the Y. M. A. [Young Men’s Association] of Troy”.
Curtis sympathized with the Transcendental movement and was a staunch advocate of civil rights and African American equality. He wrote for Putnam’s Magazine, which he helped to found, and Harper’s Weekly, of which he was made the political editor in 1863. Curtis wrote clearly and concisely and his even-tempered arguments proved to be greatly influential in shaping public opinion.
Written on two sides of a folded piece of paper measuring 8” x 9 7/8”. Item #A00768.
Condition: A few spots, small tear in top left corner where it was once stapled[?] not affecting any text, otherwise in very good condition.