Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 303

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
"ROBERT'S BROTHERS WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO WRITE CONTINUED TALES" LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. Autograph Letter Signed, "L.M. Alcott," to "Dear Mr. Denny[?]," explaining that by agreement with Robert's Brothers [publisher of her Little Women] she cannot write more tales, and offering to write short articles for $10 per column. 2 pages, 8vo, written on the first and third pages of a folded sheet; separation at vertical fold nearly complete. Concord, 27 November no year

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"My engagement with Robert's Brothers will not allow me to write continued tales for any one at present.

"I have some more sketches taken from my foreign letters, like those printed in the 'Independent'--if things of that sort would suit you.

"By the first of January I could begin some short articles should you desire it. I'm afraid I shall be known as 'Hospital Alcott' if I write any more in that that [sic] vein so I've given it up.

"For short contributions I require ten dollars a column."