Out of stock

SKU: A01216 Category:


Description: American operatic soprano Clara Louise Kellogg Strakosch (1842-1916) neatly penned and signed this two-page letter to a Miss Hillard in which she kindly declines an invitation to take a course taught by Hillard on English poetry. Though Kellogg would have been “delighted” to take the course, she tells her would-be teacher that she is about to embark on a “two months tour in the West” and cannot attend. Though she goes on to say, “Perhaps you will find a few moments for me some Thursday afternoon!”

Clara Louise Kellogg Strakosch was the daughter of American inventor and patent expert George Kellogg (1812-1901). She trained at the Academy of Music in New York City and first sang there in 1861. She appeared as the prima donna in Italian opera in London between 1867 and 1868 and from then on, until her retirement in 1887, Kellogg enjoyed fame as a public figure.

Approximately 7″ x 9″. Item #A01216

Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good condition with a neat, bold signature.