Description: American cartoonist Frank McKinney Hubbard (1868-1930), known as Kin Hubbard, energetically penned and signed this letter to Richard Allen Thornburgh of the Evansville Courier. He writes: “You must excuse me, I do not know enough about the literature of yesterday and the literature of today to contribute anything to your column, you may quote me, however, as being of the opinion that the title of a book has about ninety five per cent to do with its sales, except in the case of known and established writers, when the author’s name does the business”.
Kin Hubbard is best known for his wildly successful comic strip Abe Martin which was published from 1904 until 1937 in The Indianapolis News and other newspapers. Abe Martin was a wise-cracking, rustic character who poked at stereotypes of local legislators and business owners to which readers could easily relate.
Written on a 9 1/4” x 7” sheet of Kin Hubbard’s personal stationery. Includes original transmittal envelope. Item #A01167
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good condition with a large, bold signature.