Edwin Booth to L.J. Cist

Title

Edwin Booth to L.J. Cist

Description

Edwin Booth thanks poet L.J. Cist for an "ode on art" and accepts an invitation to see Cist's "wonderful collection."

Creator

Booth, Edwin

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1874-04-27

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300395
T1874.04.27-MISC

Transcription

60 Burnet House

April 27th 1874

L. J. Cist Esq

My dear Sir:

It will give me great pleasure if you can afford me an opportunity to see your wonderful collection tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4-12 P.M.


Mr Jefferson spent a part of yesterday with me & was most enthusiastic in his description of your treasures - urging me by all means to accept the favor you so kindly offer.

Your beautiful "Ode on Art" will find a place in a little "casket of gems"


which I am preparing as a surprise for my little girl at school; many thanks for it - and for the rare treat you have in store for me.

Truly yours

Edwin Booth.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
3 p
15 x 12 cm

Citation

Booth, Edwin, “Edwin Booth to L.J. Cist,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 17, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8209.