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Auction: Auction 22.05.1998
was auctioned on: 22 May 1998
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Estimate: £250 - £450
ca. US$409 - US$737
Price realised:  £437
ca. US$715
Lot number 185, Views: 46

GENERAL CHARLES GEORGE GORDON (1833-85) A 2½-page autograph letter, signed ("C. G. Gordon"), to Faulkner, 8°, Southampton, 24 March 1881 (thumb and fold marks). "A pretty good stir is now being made in re the slave trade, and the outcome may be the appt of Consuls at Kartoum & Mafsaivah(?). I have never forgotten you but my word will not help you at Foreign Office ... I am as it were boycotted in Egypt, and Malet would not aid you for my sake, so try and approach him through some other channel." A 5-page autograph letter, signed ("H. C. Moffitt") from General Gordon's sister, to an unnamed recipient, 8°, 5, Rockstone Place, Southampton, 19 Jan 1914, querying whether a certain pipe belonged to her late brother "as he always smoked cigarettes". (3)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 22.05.1998
Date of the auction: 22 May 1998
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington