ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE AUTHOR DOG BREEDER JOURNALIST

Albert Payson Terhune (December 21, 1872, Newark, New Jerseyâe"February 18, 1942, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey was an American author, dog breeder, and journalist, best known for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved collies. He also owned the well-known Sunnybank kennels, the lines of which still exist in today's Rough Collies. Albert Payson Terhune was born in New Jersey to Mary Virginia Hawes, a writer of household management books and pre-Civil War novels under the name Marion Harland; and the Reverend Edward Payson Terhune. Terhune had four sisters and one brother, though only two of his sisters lived to be adults: Christine Terhune Herrick (1859-1944); and Virginia Terhune Van De Water (1865-1945). Sunnybank was originally the family's summer home, with Terhune making it his permanent residence in 1912. He was educated at Columbia University w he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1893. From 1894-1914, he worked as a reporter for the Evening World. Many of his stories were originally published in magazines such as Redbook, AKC Gazette, and Ladies Home Journal. The first of his books about his dogs, Lad: A Dog, collected a dozen stories about the most famous of the Sunnybank dogs, Lad, was first published in 1919 and has remained in print since that year. Terhune was married twice. His first wife, Lorraine Bryson

Original Albert Payson Terhune Autographed Letter. The Letter is typed on The Sunnybank Collie Kennels Pompton lakes, N.J. Letterhead. Albert Payson Terhune, Owner. Photos of two collies with a quote " To win without boasting: to lose without excuses" The letter is addressed: Mr. Harry Fitzmier, 1402 South 51th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dear Mr. Fitzmier: with I comply with your request for my autograph. Sincerely, Albert Payson Terhune. Also included a cigar band. Approx. Size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price - $ 300.00 / Sale Price - $ 250.00.

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