1880 HANDWRITTEN LETTER DATELINED TROY, N.Y., SEPT. 12, '80 TO WILLIAM B. CABOT AT BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT. S. Cunningham.

1880 HANDWRITTEN LETTER DATELINED TROY, N.Y., SEPT. 12, '80 TO WILLIAM B. CABOT AT BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT.

1880. Original manuscript. 3pp, octavo, written in sepia ink. Tells "Friend Cabot" that he is just back from several weeks in the White Mountains. "...After being in the Adirondacks for four weeks, it seemed a little too civilized....I caught plenty of trout on a fly, but only had one chance at a deer....I did not shoot as I don't like to kill does as early in the season as July. I am glad you were able to get a moose....I have only met one freshman from out of town....I went out and took my gun...shot two Red tailed Hawks & 20 Blackbirds. A farmer gave me all the cider I could drink...." With the original mailing envelope which is gnawed at the edges. Very Good. Item #041356

Cunningham was at the time a freshman at Renasselaer Polytechnic Institute from where Cabot had been graduated. Cabot worked on the Union Pacific Railroad in Idaho and Montana, explored Northern Labrador where he lived with the Nascapi Indians, wrote a book on Indian place names in New England, was a member of the Boone & Crockett Club, the Explorers Club, &c.

Price: $20.00

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