EDWARD P. ROE SIGNED SLIP, "Fraternally E. P. Roe", 4 x 1, by American author, Presbyterian pastor, and horticulturist. In fine condition, with age toning and mounting remnants on the reverse.
Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888) was an American novelist. Roe became chaplain with the Second New York Cavalry in 1862, during the American Civil War. He wrote letters during the war to the New York Evangelist and, after hostilities ended, lectured on the war and wrote for periodicals. Roe didn't start publishing novels until the end of his life and the end of his term as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Highland Falls, New York. His novels had strong moral and religious messages and were popular in England and the United States. Among his novels were Barriers Burned Away (1872), his first What Can She Do? (1873), Opening of a Chestnut Burr (1874), From Jest to Earnest (1875), A Knight of the Nineteenth Century (1877), A Face Illumined (1878), Nature's Serial Story (1884), An Original Belle (1885), The Earth Trembled (1887) and the unfinished Miss Lou (1888). He also wrote books on horticulture.