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[Letter] 1845 March 17, New York [to] Carey & Hall, Philadelphia/ [James Fenimore Cooper].

Title: [Letter] 1845 March 17, New York [to] Carey & Hall, Philadelphia/ [James Fenimore Cooper].
Personal Author: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Date: 1845 March 17.
Extent: [1] leaf, folded.
General Note: The letter is date stamped from New York on March 18. See also additional letters and manuscript fragments from Cooper in the collection, including the contract authorizing these reprints.
Abstract: Cooper accedes to the proposal to reprint fifteen of his naval biographies in Graham's Magazine for the sum of $500. The contract may be referencing Cooper's Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers (1846) which expanded on literary territory explored in his The History of the Navy of the United States of America (1839). 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
Publishers and publishing.
Recipient: Carey & Hall.

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