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Auction: Auction 12.11.1999
was auctioned on: 12 November 1999
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Estimate: £400 - £600
ca. US$649 - US$973
Price realised:  £460
ca. US$746
Lot number 39, Views: 43

GENERAL CHARLES GEORGE GORDON (1833-1885) Autograph letter, signed 'CG Gordon', from Obeid, Kordofan, 3 October 1877, 3pp, 8, to Sir Charles Hartley, c/o Col. Sir John Stokes thanking him for his letter and the copy of The Times, 'I confess I did not a bit like your thinking of going to the Colonies at your time of life, and with your reputation. I wish you could get the Suez Canal and Danube and spend your time between them. I am very glad you saw the Khedive [Ismail], I would willingly give my life for that man who has treated me so kindly, and for whom I can never do enough', he goes on to talk about his 'badly disciplined troops, bad officers &co' and mentions that he has travelled 2300 miles by camel this year (second leaf with fold tear repaired and stained at corners).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 12.11.1999
Date of the auction: 12 Nov 1999
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington