Commenting on another author's hunting story, in an autograph letter, signed 6 June 1923 from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, to "Mr. Newell"

Mercersburg, PA: 1923. 4to. One-page, in full: "My dear Mr. Newell, That was a great story of yours. I enjoyed every word of it because all my deer-hunting has been done in Carolina, in the type of country you describe. You wrote: 'A change in Missy's bark told me that she had found the dead [underlined] deer.' Will a hound ever bay a dead [underlined] deer? I'm sure that Missy came up with the wounded buck, and that he beat her off. When she changed her bark, she had brought him to a stand. How think you? A comrade hunter, Archibald Rutledge." David Newell (1898-1986) was a long-time contributor to "Field & Stream," "Sports Afield," and similar periodicals, and a hunting guide in Florida for Annie Oakley and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, among others. Very good. Rutledge letters with hunting content are very scarce in trade; this is one of just a few that we have offered over the past 35 years. Folded. (#8466). Item #61390

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