Edgar Rice Burroughs was born September 1, 1875 – died March 19, 1950.  Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor he was a resident of Hawaii and, despite being in his late sixties, he asked for permission to be a war correspondent. This permission was granted and so he became the oldest war correspondent for the U.S. during World War II. After the war ended, Burroughs moved back to Encino, California, where, after many health problems, he died of a heart attack on March 19, 1950, having written almost seventy novels. The town of Tarzana, California was named after Tarzan. In 1919 Burroughs purchased a large ranch north of Los Angeles, California which he named “Tarzana”. The citizens of the community that sprang up around the ranch voted to adopt that name when their town was incorporated in 1928. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction/fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (notably Barsoom, Burroughs’ fictional name for Mars), lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories, as well as westerns and historical romances. Along with All-Story, many of his stories were published in the Argosy Magazine.


Original Edgar Rice Burroughs Autographed Letter. Typed on Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzana Ranch Reseda Califoria (Letterhead) : Dated February 10, 1931 Mr. Frank Tricker 5656 Beaumont Avenue West Philadelphia, Pa. My dear Mr. Tricker: It afford me a great deal of pleasure to append my autograph hereto for your collection. With Kindest regards, I am Very sincerely yours, (signed) Edgar Rice Burroughs P.S. I am sorry that the brand of cigars I smoke have no bands. Approx. size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Regular Price – $ 2799.99 / Sale Price – $ 1995.00.

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