Horatio Alger Letters is kicking off our new week here at AnchoredScraps.com with looking at historical letters by the prolific American writer.
On my bookcase is a very old hard bound issue of the 1872 “Strive and Succeed” by Horatio Alger, Jr.; it has been in our family a very long time.
Recently I was sharing with a dear friend that successfully taking on a diet for me meant taking an Horatio Alger approach to it – to lift oneself up by your own bootstraps and do what is required with hard work.
Horatio Alger Letters
Over at the Horatio Alger Society there are several Horatio Alger Letters shown with scanned image of the letters along with text of the original handwritten letters.
The three page “Letter to Richie Sheafe” from October 16, “(1894?)” was especially enjoyable to read with his suggestions on digging for gold.
At the Northern Illinois University Libraries there is the Horatio Alger Digital Repository that includes letters from Horatio Alger, Jr.
See if you also have an old Horatio Alger book on your bookcase or go select one at Project Gutenberg for free – and take a few minutes to enjoy reading. Here’s to kicking off our Monday, to successfully making the time to eat healthier, and a great week ahead – Happy Monday!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Image above upper left of Cover of Horatio Alger, Jr.’s The Telegraph Boy circa 1880 – by ItsLassieTime (Self, from copy in my collections) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
To read online The Telegraph Boy it is available at Project Gutenberg for free; and to view Horatio Alger books at Project Gutenberg. @
Images above and excerpt from The Horatio Alger Society Website Horatio Alger, Jr. Letters and Autographs – “Letter to Richie Sheafe” and “postcard to Mr. Alber, 1893.”