EDWARD EVERETT HALE HANDWRITTEN LTR SIGNED, "Edw. E. Hale", one page, 5.25 x 8, on his personal letterhead stationary, Nov 7, 1898, authorizing the use of his name in connection with a story, by the author of The Man Without a Country published in 1863 and which was intended to strengthen support of the Union cause during the U. S. Civil War. In fine condition with the usual letter folds.
Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author, historian, social reformer, 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. In 1903 he became Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.