Autograph Letter Signed by James Augustus St. John (1795–1875), British Writer and Traveler to Editor of the Forget Me Not.
Brief letter sent to a literary editor
Brief undated autograph letter signed sent to a literary editor by British writer and traveler, James Augustus St. John (1795–1875). St. John writes to the Editor of the Forget Me Not, in part: “I send two stories, not my own, but written by persons in whom I am deeply interested.”
Per ODNB online: “[St. John] went to London, probably about 1818, in the hope of publishing his political novel Liberty, or, The Rights of Nations. Adopting the name Julian Augustus St John, he contributed to Sherwin’s Weekly Political Register and from August 1819 wrote for Richard Carlile’s Republican... From 1820 to 1822 he edited a radical newspaper, The Patriot, first in Plymouth and then in Exeter. ... St. John returned to London in 1834 and for more than thirty years contributed to the leading periodicals, mainly on politics and foreign affairs. He also published numerous original works, novels, biography, and history among them. During the 1840s and 1850s he wrote a political column for the Sunday Times under the pseudonym Greville Brooke, and in the late 1850s, though by then blind, ran the political department of the Daily Telegraph with his son Horace. From 1820 to 1822 he edited a radical newspaper, The Patriot, first in Plymouth and then in Exeter.”
Description: Autograph Letter Signed by James Augustus St. John (1795–1875), British Writer and Traveler to Editor of the Forget Me Not.
Bayswater [London]. [nd]. p. Sm. 8vo. Single leaf partly tipped onto a pale green mount. Faint folds; some toning at mounts; good.