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Author, Educator, and Lecturer Kate Sanborn Gathers Ladies for Lunch
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KATE SANBORN. Autograph Letter Signed. [New York, N.Y.?] 4 pp., 4 ˝ x 7 in.

Inventory #21678.27       Price: $450

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 Dear Mrs. Lamb,

I have just got nicely settled in my home with my brother. We left so early last summer that we invited few friends to share our pleasure with us. Now I want to see my friends around my table, and often. I started to call on you Monday but was called in another direction and Tuesday is my day at home. Today to go out wd [would] be too great a risk. But I want you to come to lunch with me to-morrow Tuesday at one.

I do admire your courage and persistence and success in your specialty and want to talk with you – I have invited seven other ladies. But it will not be a formal affair. Please reply – by telegraph, if you can accept. Or not:

                        Yrs Ever

                        Kate Sanborn

Kate Sanborn (1839-1917) was a writer and lecturer. She was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, to educator Edwin David Sanborn. She was the niece of Senator Daniel Webster. Sanborn taught English literature at Smith College, then elocution at the Packer Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She was a correspondent for New York’s Scribner’s Magazine, author of books on women, studies of English and Celtic literature, gentle-woman farming, as well as being a humorous and engaging lecturer.


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