Keiley, Joseph T.
Pair of Autograph Letter Signed New York, April 15, 1901 and March 9, 1902, both to Ellen Ward

two letters, four pages, one on his law firm stationery, the other in black-bordered personal mourning stationery, in very good, clean and legible condition.

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Keiley writes: “… the death of my law-partner’s youngest child has upset may plans”, which made it “next to impossible to get to Club”, but “during the coming week I hope to arrange for a glycerine demonstration and will be very glad to have you bring your friend with you …” In the second letter, Keiley thanks Ward for the books she loaned him, and though he had “so little leisure”, he could join her for the rehearsal of the Musical Arts Society at Carnegie Hall.

      Keiley (1869-194) was a successful New York City lawyer with a passion and talent for artistic photography, who joined his close friend Alfred Stieglitz in founding the Photo-Secession, became Associate Editor of Stieglitz’s Camera Notes, journal of the Camera Club of New York, as well as Stieglitz’s collaborator in experiments with a new printing technique for glycerine-developed platinum prints. Letters by Keiley are rarer than those of Stieglitz.