MERRYMOUNT PRESS. UPDIKE, Daniel Berkeley. HAY, John. ~ A College Friendship. A Series of Letters from John Hay to Hannah Angell.
One of 350 copies. Portrait frontispiece of Hannah Angell. Printed by Updike at The Merrymount Press. Pp. 67. 8vo., original green cloth, decorative blind stamped to covers, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g, others uncut, in the original glassine wrapper. Very mild offsetting to endpapers, otherwise a good copy in the original glassine wrapper.
American statesman, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and US Secretary of State, John Milton Hay’s private letters to Hannah Angell, the younger sister of Hay’s professor at Brown University. Hay and Angell’s correspondence began in May 1858, shortly after Hay’s departure from Providence, which continued until Hay’s death.