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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