George Washington Cable letter to Mr. Ridenig

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One autograph letter written and signed by American novelist, George Washington Cable, to "Mr. Ridenig," writing, "Nevermind the typewritten copy of my MSS. Your suggestion puts me in mind of a store of stuff in the garret of my memory, which I have never before thought to use." Cable reminisces about his "boyhood," recounting having met a number of boy and girl slaves, and remarks, "The growing African mind is worth writing a few lives about in playful earnest and kind good faith." Sent from his home in Northampton, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1901.