A.E. Fostell to Samuel B. Arnold

Title

A.E. Fostell to Samuel B. Arnold

Description

A.E. Fostell asks Samuel B. Arnold for a photograph for which he is willing to pay. On the bottom of Fostell's letter, Samuel Arnold replies that he does not own a photograph of himself and that the only photograph available would be from the Baltimore American. However, the negative for this image may have been destroyed in the newspaper office fire of February 7 and 8, 1904. He confides to Fostell that "... the past 40 years to me, has been one of sorrow & pain."

Creator

Arnold, Samuel B.; Fostell, A. E.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1904-03-05

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300511
T1904.03.05-MISC

Transcription

The Rockville, M. McPherson, Proprietor

N.Y. 3/5 1904

Mr. Samuel B. Arnold

Dear Sir

Kindly pardon the liberty of addressing you. I've just noticed an article in an old paper of last year & being very much interested in your life, I take this liberty of asking you if you will be so kind & let me have one of your Photographs with your autograph on Same. & for which I am willing to pay you. & if you hav'nt one to spare will you please be so kind & let know the name & address of some Photographer where I can get one


of your Photographics. I will be more than willing to pay you for your trouble. I sincerely hope & trust that you will be so kind & favor my request which will be highly appreciated & esteemed Hoping to hear from you at your convenience. I thank you before hand & Remain

Respectfully yours A.E. Fostell

  1. 46 West. 28th St

New, york, city

Yours of the 5th received and contents noted. In reply I beg to state that I have no Photos of myself, outside of the one received from the Polk American, the negative of which I suppose was destroyed in the destruction of its office closing the conflagration 7th & 8th July 1904. Situated as I am it will be impossible for me to furnish you one. I thank you for the interest taken by you in my life, which for the past 40 years to me, has been one of some pain


From A.E. Fostell

46.W.28th St. N.Y

Answer.

March 14- 1904 No Photo 4272

Mr. Samuel. Bland-Arnold Friendship Anne-Arundel-Co. Md.

Registered MAR 7 1904 STATION - U NEW YORK, P.O.


REGISTERED

MAR 7 1904 STATION - U NEW YORK, P.O.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
4 p
23 x 15 cm

Citation

Arnold, Samuel B.; Fostell, A. E., “A.E. Fostell to Samuel B. Arnold,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 12, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8342.