BELLAMY, EDWARD. (1850-1898). American author and socialist best known for his influential utopian novel Looking Backward, which inspired the establishment of Nationalist Clubs across the United States. ALS. (“Edward Bellamy”). 3pp. 12mo. Chicopee Falls, N.d. (Circa 1897-98). To American writer, urban planner and First Nationalist Club of Boston founder SYLVESTER BAXTER (1850-1927).
“I read your article on Equality in the Reviews of Revues as soon as it came out but general debility has persecuted me till now from telling you how much delighted I and my friends have been with it. Nothing could have been… more effective as an introduction to my public or more delicate in taste. I appreciate especially the note of personal regard for myself which I take very kindly. I hope that your health has been better than mine since we met last and your views of life less autumnal.