TC-AH, 2 Jan. MS: sold at Anderson Galleries, New York City, 25 April 1916. 3 pp. Abraham Hart (1810–85) had been the partner of Edward L. Carey in the Philadelphia publishing firm of Carey & Hart, which succeeded the older firm
of Carey & Lea, 1829. After the death of Carey, 1845. Hart conducted the business with Henry Carey Baird (1825–1912) until 1849, when the firm was dissolved. Hart continued the business alone till 1854.
1. Emerson wrote to TC, 30 Oct. 1845: “I have received a letter from Mr. A. Hart of Philadelphia … requesting me to inform you, that your draft on Messrs Brown
Shipley & Co, Liverpool, at four months sight, for Fifty Pounds sterling, will be duly honoured. Will you, on obtaining the
‘acceptance’ of the draft from these parties, write immediately to A. Hart, Esq. of Carey & Hart 126 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,
informing him of the receipt in so far.” The payment was for a new edn. of the Miscellanies (Philadelphia, 1845–46); see Tarr 76.