From the Bart Auerbach Collection. One page, 12mo. Trace of mounting on verso. Item #409514
Tourgée was a carpet-bagger judge and a best-selling author of sensational political novels, including 'A Fool's Errand'. Here (in about 155 words) he writes a playful response to a girl's request for an autograph: "My publisher handed me your request for an autograph which I send only wishing it were a nicer one for your sake. I would send a kiss too only I can't find out what the postage on the article is..." (BA) Tourgée was an early civil rights activist; he founded the National Citizens' Rights Association, and founded Bennett College as a normal school for freedmen in North Carolina.