[Henry Headley, Norfolk poet.] Autograph Letter Signed to John Nichols, printer and editor of the Gentleman's Magazine, announcing his forthcoming anthology 'Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry', and asking for Nichols's assistance.

Henry Headley (1765-1788), English poet of Norwich and Trinity College, Oxford [John Nichols (1745-1826), printer, publisher and editor of the Gentleman's Magazine]
Publication details: 
Norwich, Norfolk, St George's. Undated [circa 1787].

3pp., 4to. In fair condition, aged and worn. Tipped-in onto a leaf removed from an album. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Mr Nicholls [sic] Red Lion Passage Fleet Street London', with postmarks and remains of broken seal in red wax. Headley was a contributor to Nichols' Gentleman's Magazine under the initials C.T.O.', and the letter casts light on the genesis of what is now regarded as a landmark anthology.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. T. Headley') from Joel Tyler Headley, Secretary of State of New York, [to his father], expressing his desire to return to the Auburn Theological Seminary in New York following a bout of ill health.

Joel Tyler Headley (1813-1897), Secretary of State of New York, clergyman, author and newspaper editor [Auburn Theological Seminary, New York]
Publication details: 
Spencer; 8 August 1837.

1p., 4to. Good, on lightly-aged lined paper. Headley's father - a Presbyterian clergyman - is not named, but the letter is addressed to 'Rev and dear Sir', with the valediction reading 'Respectfully & affectionately', and the context makes it quite clear that he is the recipient.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. T. Headley') to George R. Graham, editor of Graham's Magazine.

Joel Tyler Headley (1813-1897), American clergyman and author, Secretary of State of New York [George R. Graham (1813-1894), Philadelphia publisher]
Publication details: 
New York April' [no date].

4to, 1 p. Bifolium. Addressed, with postmark, on reverse of second leaf. Good, on aged paper. In a hurried hand, with numerous corrections. Relating to the publication of 'articles of poetry from a lady'.

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