EDITH HAMILTON AUTOGRAPHED HAND WRITTEN LETTER


Edith Hamilton was born August 12, 1868 – died May 31, 1963. Hamilton was a classicist and educator before she became a writer on mythology. Her most famous books are The Greek Way (1930) and Mythology (1942). Mythology remains in print after six decades and is still used as an introductory text to mythology in high schools and colleges; a mark of its status is that study guides to the book exist. Edith Hamilton was born in Dresden, Germany and grew up with her parents in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Educated at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut and Bryn Mawr College (M.A. 1894). In the following year, Edith and her sister Alice became the first female students accepted at the German universities of Leipzig and Munich. Upon her return to the United States in 1896, Edith Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland, to which she devoted all her energies until her retirement in 1922. Upon retiring, she moved to New York City with her life partner Doris Fielding Reid, and wrote and published various articles about Greek drama. Edith Hamilton’s correspondence and papers are at Princeton University. She is the subject of a memoir by Reid, Edith Hamilton: An Intimate Biography. Original Edith Hamilton Autographed Letter, hand written on 133 East 70th Street New York City Regent 7-4885 Stationary. Written: March 12, 1943. Dear Mrs. Kent, It was a great pleasure to get your letter about my books. I feel it so kind of you to take the trouble to write it. Encouragement such as you give me is always a help. Sincerely yours, Edith Hamilton. Approx. Size 6 X 7 inches – letter has been folded in half. Regular Price – $ 115.00 / Sale Price – $ 48.95.

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