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SANKEY, Ira David (1840-1908). American evangelist and hymn writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William T. Stead, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 pages 8vo, 110 Newington Green Road, 7 June 1884.

Claiming that his voice 'is in no way damaged by the great strain which has been upon it for the last seven months', expressing the hope of resuming work with Moody in America after a few months' rest, giving the dates of his and Moody's return to New York and regretting that he does not have the time to meet Stead during his stay in London.

Despite not being able to meet Sankey, Stead did manage to interview Moody for a piece in the Gazette on 12 July 1884, 'Moody and Sankey's London Campaign'.

'Moody and Sankey probably represent the chief cultural influence of the United States on Britain in the nineteenth century' (ODNB).

Stead was to lose his life in the sinking of the Titanic (15 April 1912).

£550 [No: 26328]
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