Two Autograph Letters, signed (“Dean Sage”), to his prospective sister-in-law, “My dear Jennie,” 8 December 1868, and to his brother Will, 4 March 1869. Dean Sage.

Two Autograph Letters, signed (“Dean Sage”), to his prospective sister-in-law, “My dear Jennie,” 8 December 1868, and to his brother Will, 4 March 1869.

Albany: 8 December 1868; 4 March 1869.

2 pp. on ruled paper; 3 pp. on letterhead of H.W. Sage & Co. Wholesale Lumber Merchants Albany, N.Y. 8vo. First letter fine; second letter with a few blotted words, small paper flaws along one fold, very good. Item #303331

Two intimate letters from Dean Sage, member of the prominent Albany firm of lumber merchants founded by his father H.W. Sage. The first is to his prospective sister-in-law Jennie (Jane, née Curtin, 1847-1893), after learning of her engagement to his brother Will. He welcomes her to the family, and writes “I think I have never longed so much to meet a person I have never seen.” The second letter is to his brother Will, (William Henry Sage, 1844-1924), recalling their great love for each other from boyhood to the present “in spite of our frequent quarrels.”

Dean Sage (1841-1902) is remembered as author of a great late-nineteenth century sporting book, The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing (1888), and as one of the great American angling collectors.

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