(n.p.): Sept. 9, 1880. 1st Printing. SIGNED. Loose leaf letter and stereoview. Letter: 8" x 10". Stereoview: approx. 3-1/4" x 6-1/2" Letter: White paper, black ink. Stereoview: Two photograhs on card stock, label with black ink. All housed in a mylar sleeve. A VG copy. Letter is creased due to being folded, some (modern?) blue pencil marks to recto, some age toning to edges, overall bright. Stereoview has crease down the middle from an accidental(?) fold, soiling and foxing to card stock, edges rubbed, some light pencil marks to verso, inscription from Mr. Gough to verso. Item #46556
Gough was born in England and moved to NYC to seek wealth for his family. He at one point wanted to be an actor, but eventually got a job with a bindery. After losing his mother and already having lost his father at an early age he took to alcohol for a relief from depression. After years, he became connected with the temperance movement. He gave thousands of talks on the subject.
Gough Street in San Francisco is named in his honor - a surveyor for San Francisco saw one of his talks.