Watterson, Henry


Influential Kentucky editor, 1918 Pulitzer Prize recipient for editorials



Autograph ID: 2420
Condition: Very good, center mail fold
Description: “(1840-1921) “Marse Henry”, Louisville Courier-Journal editor 1868-1918, one of most eminent and influential US journalists; won 1918 Pulitzer Prize for editorials.

ALS on 8 x 5 “Manhattan Club/Madison Square” letterhead, (New York), (August 1908), to “Gus”. Watterson is at Manhattan Beach, just missed “Gus” at the bank, requests a box at The Hackett for next Tuesday. Pencil note at top left: “8/22/08 sent box”.

The Hackett Theatre on W. 42nd St. in New York built in 1904. Producer-actor James K. Hackett took over the lease and renamed the theatre for himself. In 1911, William B. Harris did the same. It was closed in 1930 and demolished 1997.”
Type: Letter

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