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

16.  Walton Ricketson.  Autograph letter, signed, New Bedford, Mass., to “Dear Mr. Hosmer,” Aug. 5, 1902.


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.

Ricketson thanks Hosmer for sending photographs of an Elwell bust of Channing, and criticizes the bust.


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