A 4 page hand-written letter by Elizur Wright dated September 23, 1881. It is to the editor of the Newton Republican about errors in his new manuscript book (Myron Holley) and discusses La Fontaine, the famous book he had translated from French to English. He gives example of letter sent to him by J. Howes. Each page numbered and has Wright's letter head. Approximately 8 by 11 inches. Very important American abolitionist. With others, he helped founded the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. He also developed actuarial tables and the mathematics for calculating life insurance premiums. Considered the founder of life insurance. The book Elizur mentioned in the letter was, Myron Holley; and What He Did For Liberty and True Religion, published in 1882.