Autograph Letter Signed ('Chauncey B. Tinker') from the Boswell scholar Chauncey Brewster Tinker, Professor of English Literature at Yale University, concerning the proposed presentation of a manuscript by Charles McCamie of West Virginia.

Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1876-1963), Professor of English Literature at Yale University, and authority on James Boswell and Doctor Samuel Johnson
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Yale College Department of English. 8 October 1924.
SKU: 12216

2pp., 12mo. With stamped and postmarked envelope, addressed by Tinker to 'Chas. Mc.Carnie, Esqr., | Natl. Bank of W. V. Bldg, | Wheeling, W. V.' Tinker considers that 'The MSS. certainly ought to go to the Yale Library, rather than to the Elizabethan Club, - and the librarian will be delighted to receive it and to acknowledge your goodness in presenting it.' He asks McCamie for 'an account of it in a letter from yourself, to accompany the MS.' Concerning Aleyn Lyell Reade's book on Samuel Johnson's servant Francis Barber, he thanks McCamie for having remembered his 'need of the volume on Barber'. He had 'tried to get one from Reade and failed. Did you actually see him?'