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Auction: Auction 07.04.2004
was auctioned on: 7 April 2004
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GORDON, General Charles George (1833-1885). Autograph letter signed to Mr [William Robertson] Smith, Southampton, 25 November 1882, 8 pages, 8vo .

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Estimate: £700 - £1,000
ca. US$1,261 - US$1,801
Price realised:  £4,182
ca. US$7,534
Lot number 491, Views: 23

GORDON, General Charles George (1833-1885). Autograph letter signed to Mr [William Robertson] Smith, Southampton, 25 November 1882, 8 pages, 8vo . A letter on scriptural matters, including the Fall in the Garden of Eden, his own interpretation of the commandments, the Creation, the symbolism of the Tabernacle, and the site of the Garden of Eden. 'At Seychelles is what I think the tree which was used as that of Knowledge & also that used as that of life '. The letter includes a small sketch map showing the area from the Dead Sea to the Seychelles, with a rough outline of the Blue Nile. Gordon's correspondent may be William Smith (1813-1893), editor of dictionaries of the Bible and of Christian antiquities.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 07.04.2004
Date of the auction: 7 Apr 2004 - 8 Apr 2004
Address: Christie's
London, King Street