Autograph Letter, signed. To William Hayley Esq. "The character you sustain in the literary world induces me to request your acceptance of the Poem [not present] herewith forwarded to the care of Doct. Price. The cultivation of the arts on this side of the Atlantic has hitherto been attended with very little ... , whether it be most owing to a defect in native genius, or the want of libraries & a Metropolis favourable to the institution ... " Joel Barlow.

Barlow to Hayley, Student to Mentor

Autograph Letter, signed. To William Hayley Esq. "The character you sustain in the literary world induces me to request your acceptance of the Poem [not present] herewith forwarded to the care of Doct. Price. The cultivation of the arts on this side of the Atlantic has hitherto been attended with very little ... , whether it be most owing to a defect in native genius, or the want of libraries & a Metropolis favourable to the institution ... "

Hartford, Connecticut: June 14, 1787.

2 pp. 8vo. Barlow to Hayley, Student to Mentor. About fine, some toning Item #232874

An important letter on the state of art and literature in early America. Hayley was a major influence on Barlow.

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