Early Collectors and Donors: Alfred Winslow (Fred) Hosmer’s Thoreau Collection

15.  Harrison Gray Otis Blake.  Autograph letter, signed, Worcester, [Mass.], to “Mr. Hosmer,” September 6, 1890.


Ink on paper.  From Correspondence to Alfred Winslow Hosmer Relating to Henry David Thoreau (part of the CFPL Vault Collection).  Gift of Herbert Buttrick Hosmer, 1949.

Blake thanks Hosmer for photographs and for a “list of Concord wild flowers made by Thoreau,” and refers to his own forthcoming volume of selections on autumn from Thoreau’s journals.


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