The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939

Dear Uncle Remus:

Please keep your money, your autograph is all I ask. Mark Twain's rule is never to refuse his to a boy, and I am but a trifle over sixty. I founded these Home-Culture Clubs eighteen years ago and have been president and head-waiter of them ever since.

The Women's Council of these Clubs, a board of Northampton and Smith College ladies who are having a beautiful success in imparting uplifting influences among many hundreds of our working people, propose to buy (through the regular channels) a number of your books and sell them with your autograph on inserted page, if you will have the goodness to sign the enclosed blank sheets. Mr. Carnegie has given his in check signatures for nearly seventy-five thousand dollars, but in your case that form is not imperative.

George Washington Cable