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James Whitcomb Riley handwritten poem. The poem reads "We say and we say and we say-/ We promise, engage and declare,-/ Till a year from tomorrow is yesterday,/ And yesterday is - Where?/ Very Truly yours,/ -James Whitcomb Riley." Dated Madison, Wis, Nov 22, 1893. Also included is an event pamphlet with an autobiography of Riley and information regarding his books. William Dean Howells handwritten 5" x 5" note. Signed "W.D. Howells". In fine condition. 

James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry. His poems tend to be humorous or sentimental. Of the approximately 1,000 poems Riley wrote, the majority are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man".

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria.

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