Description: A charming typed note to a young admirer: “Very many thanks for your letter. I am very glad you liked the collies. Thank you, too, for the picture of your dog. He was a splendid looking dog, and evidently possessed much intelligence. It is not the breed that counts; it is the dog, himself. Oftentimes a dog of mixed breed makes a better guard and chum than a pure bred dog.” Terhune signs in full: “Albert Payson Terhune”.
Albert Payson Terhune (1872-1942) is best remembered for his numerous collie-focused novels. He was also a noted breeder of collies, and this letter is on his illustrated “Sunnybank Collie Kennels” stationery.
11” x 8 ½”. Item #A00836.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good condition.