EDWARD E. HALE TYPED LETTER SIGNED, "Edw. E. Hale", 5.25 x 8, on his personal letterhead, Oct. 11, 1898, great content, mentioning his The Man without a Country, by American author. In part: "...You are quite welcome to use Nahum Prince, and I think I can send you the copy. Of this I must not speak certainly. [We are not sure of the meaning of this line but did locate another letter to Mr. Ginna, dated a couple of weeks later, in which Hale gives permission for publication of Nahum Prince]. This is my permission to use not more than one thousand words of The Man Without a Country in a Reader. It must be accompanied by an announcement somewhere that the book is published by Little, Brown & Co., and at the office of Lend a Hand...." Usual letter folds, one small ink smear at bottom, otherwise in fine condition.
Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister, best known for his writings such as The Man without a Country, published in Atlantic Monthly, in support of the Union during the Civil War. He was the grand-nephew of Nathan Hale, the American spy during the Revolutionary War.