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[Letter] 1832 July 15, Paris [to] Mr. River / J[ames]. Fenimore Cooper.

Title: [Letter] 1832 July 15, Paris [to] Mr. River / J[ames]. Fenimore Cooper.
Personal Author: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Date: 1832 July 15.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: See also additional letters and manuscript fragments from Cooper in the collection.
Abstract: On the eve of his departure for the Rhine and Switzerland, Cooper states that he is "setting my house in order" as their return is uncertain; therefore, he is returning two books he borrowed, with apologies for holding them so long. He states that Mrs. Cooper is unwell, and wishes the Rivers a pleasant passage home, should they sail before Cooper's return. Cooper, the 11th of 12 children born to the man who founded Cooperstown and built Ostego Hall, is remembered for his books of sailing and wilderness adventure, including the Leatherstocking Series featuring Natty Bumppo, the most well-known of which is Last of the Mohicans (1826). In addition to enjoying the life of a country gentleman in New York, Cooper also traveled and wrote extensively in Europe.
Personal Subject: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851--Correspondence.
Subject: American literature--19th century.
Geographical Subject: Switzerland.
Recipient: River, Mr.
 

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