Autograph letter signed : London, to William Wetmore Story, 1886 Dec. 13.
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James R. Osgood was a native of Maine who went to work for the publishing house of Ticknor and Fields. He eventually founded the subsidiary group James R. Osgood & Co. which was associated with many fine writers. The firm struggled financially, and when Osgood stepped down, was dissolved into Houghton, Mifflin. From the description of James R. Osgood letter to George L. Craik, 1879 June 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54667691 Publisher....
William Wetmore Story was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1840, left the United States in 1847 and spent the rest of his life in Rome. There he began his career as a sculptor, working mostly in marble. From the description of Letters sent, 1860, 1875. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 77798425 American expatriate William Wetmore Story had talent and success in diverse pursuits. After graduating from Harvard, he practised law in Bo...