New York: Feby 11, 1847.
One page, with integral address sheet. Asking Durand to Paint a Landscape. Fine, old folds Item #232897
Reading in part: “ I have a good anecdote for you. Bishop Doane has written me a letter 'would you do me the favour to ask Mr. [Asher B.] Durand [1796-1886] to panel a landscape for me.'” Duyckink, editor and publisher, was the leading arbiter of literary taste in antebellum New York. He assisted Poe in publication of his Tales and was a close friend and publisher of Herman Melville.
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