One page, undated autographed letter signed on personalized stationery: "Catholic Standard Times Office, Philadelphia. My dear Bill Know: Your Yiddish coin is among my treasures and my warm thanks go to you. I'm sending a formal receipt under separate coverage. Blessings on you for all of your goodness! Some day I'll surprise you and claim that lunch. Meantime the best in Philadelphia is yours if you'll come over and claim it. Cordially, Tom Daly. To W.E. Knox, Esq. N.Y. City."
Thomas Augustine Daly is best known for his humorous verse primarily in Italian or Irish-American dialect. Although popular for forty years as a poet, he was a versatile writer, and he built an international reputation as an author, columnist, and lecturer. He is credited for making the Catholic Standard Times the most successful Catholic weekly newspaper in the United States, Daly was acknowledged for his reviews, editorials, and travel notes. His columns of jokes and verses ran daily in the Philadelphia Evening Ledger from 1915 to 1918 and the Record from 1918 to 1924. His letters appear to be uncommon in the marketplace! Single 5.25- by 7-inch sheet of very light-blue paper, "Thomas Augustine Daly" imprinted at top. Item #56742
Very Good (little loss along right edge of letter, affecting only one letter [the "l' in "formal"].