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Autograph Letter Signed
York Harbor, (n.p.), 1919. A letter from the author, critic, and previous editor of The Atlantic Monthly to Thomas B. Wells, editor of Harper's Magazine, dated August 11, 1919. Howells expresses condolences about Alden (Henry Mills Alden, the previous editor of Harper's who had recently passed away). He offers Wells a follow-up to his "semi-autobiographical Years of My Youth" for the pages of Harper's, in advance of his intended sequel, to be titled Years of My Age. Harper's published "Eighty Years and After" in its December issue; Howells died the next May (1920), at age 83. Three paragraphs; on two sides of a 5" x 8" page. Signed "W.D. Howells". Folded in half; near fine. [#035980] $150

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