IRVIN COBB AUTOGRAPHED NOTE



Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was born June 23, 1876 – died March 11, 1944.  Cobb was an American author, humorist, and columnist who lived in New York and wrote over 60 books and 300 short stories. Cobb has been described as “having a round shape, bushy eyebrows, full lips, and a triple chin. He always had a cigar in his mouth.” He started in journalism on the Paducah Daily News at age seventeen, becoming the nation’s youngest managing news editor at nineteen. He later worked at the Louisville Evening Post for a year and a half. His first hand account in Exit Laughing, details the saga of the Kentucky Governor William Goebel, who killed a man, exploited the split Democratic Party in Kentucky, and was assassinated in 1900. Moving to New York in 1904, he was hired by the Evening Sun, who sent him to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to cover the Russian-Japanese peace conference. His dispatches from the negotiations, focusing on the personalities involved (including President Theodore Roosevelt) were published across the country under the title “Making Peace at Portsmouth”. They earned him a job offer from Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World that made him the highest-paid staff reporter in the United States. Cobb covered World War I for the Saturday Evening Post, and wrote a book in 1915 about his experiences called Paths of Glory.

 

Original Irvin Cobb Autographed Note, typed on Irvin S. Cobb 830 Park Avenue New York City Stationary. Approx. size of note 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Typed on note: Mr. Frank Tricker, 5656 Beaumont Avenue, Philadelphia. Pa. Dear Sir: It gives me pleasure to send a cigar band and my autograph. Sincerely yours, Irvin S. Cobb February 4, 1931. Regular Price – $ 195.00 / Sale Price – $ 98.95.

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