BISHOP THOMAS BOWMAN HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, "Yours Truly, Thos. Bowman", 5.25 x 4, St. Louis, Dec 9, 1879, by the American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, founder and President of Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport, PA, President and Chancellor of DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, Chaplain of the United States Senate during the American Civil War. In full: "Rev. Jesse S. Gilbert, Dear Bro. As you request, I send you my autograph." In fine condition, with minor age toning, upper left corner clipped, and mounting residue on the reverse with no show through.