ALS, COMPARING AUDIENCES FOR HIS LECTURES, SIGNED 1 FEBRUARY 1839.

8vo. (3)pp., approximately 300 words; addressed on verso of integral leaf, to Miss Putnam of Boston. Item #35074

Buckingham (1786-1855), an English travel writer, wrote, in part: "Charleston, [S.C.], with its 15,000 whites (all the rest of its population being Negro slaves) has furnished a more uniformly large audience & a larger sum of money voluntarily, & without the engagement of any Society, than Boston." DNB: "As a lecturer he was, however, better known [than as a writer], and for many years he was in the habit of travelling through the country and delivering lectures upon the places which he had visited. In October 1837 he commenced an extensive tour through America, which occupied him nearly four years." Cf. HOWES B 921, 922, and 923.

Price: $450.00

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