$475.00

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Description

Description: This courteous response to a query was written from Smith’s hometown of Newton Centre in March of 1895, a few short months before his death. He wrote: "Dear Madame, The photograph for the picture in the Herald was taken by Hardy, 523 Washington St., Boston. Sincerely Yours, S.F. Smith". The notepaper he wrote on measures 4 13/16" x 4 1/2".  Item # A00390

Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895) was a Baptist minister and an author, but he is best known today for penning the lyrics to "My Country, ‘Tis of Thee" — also known as "America," which was the title Smith originally gave the piece.

Amory N. Hardy (1835-1911) was a well-known Boston photographer who operated a studio on Washington Street from 1879-1887.

Condition: There are tiny separations at both ends of the fold line. On the verso, there are two spots of dried adhesive residue in the upper corners. Generally in very good condition.