Bates, Katherine Lee. Autograph Letter, Signed
Authored the Words to
America the Beautiful
Bates, Katherine Lee (1859-1929; Songwriter; authored words to “America the Beautiful”) Autograph Letter, signed in full. Wellesley: 14 March 1894. 8vo.; 1p.
“Pity ‘tis, ‘tis true” that she must miss “the Authors’ Breakfast, it turns out to be one of my three lecture days…What a beautiful day you will all have!”
Clean, clear writing; excellent condition, with a couple of small ink blemishes that does not harm the writing or the appearance.