WATERMAN, Nixon (1859-1944)
American newspaper writer, poet and Chautauqua lecturer who rose to prominence in the 1890s. He was oft-quoted by Elbert Hubbard in “The Philistine” and other Roycrofter publications.
ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 1 March 1901, penned on his “Good Cheer” (the Monthly Magazine for Cheerful Thinkers) Boston letterhead. Written to author/journalist Charles Grant Miller (1866-1928). Reads: I must thank you for your very kind letter of recent date. Forbes & Co. have sent the number of “Good Cheer” you mentioned. They have promised to send you some notes regarding myself, which my modesty would not permit me to send. I am impressed by your kindly interest and shall be happy to do anything I may in return…” Usual folds, small mended tear and light toning; overall very good.