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Auction archive: Lot number 3448

LEE, ROBERT E. 1807-1870.

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$2,987
Auction archive: Lot number 3448

LEE, ROBERT E. 1807-1870.

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$2,987
Beschreibung:

Signature (“R.E. Lee / Capt Engrs”) cut from larger document, 8 ½ by 3 inches, n.p., [1838], cut from military receipt, additionally inscribed by MARY CUSTIS LEE and dated (“June 14, 1917”) at lower left corner, leaf toned and lightly spotted, lower margin unevenly trimmed. With Autograph Letter Signed of Mary Custis Lee, 4 pp recto and verso, 12mo, Washington, June 12, 1917, to Mr. Shrader, on Shoreham Hotel letterhead, with original autograph transmittal envelope, letter fine, envelope soiled and thumbed. The daughter of Robert E. Lee and great-granddaughter of Martha Washington sends a sample of her father’s signature to an admirer. In part: “I am now sending you something I am sure you will value, though it is only a ‘scrap of paper,’ & old paper at that! One of the ‘vouchers’ signed by my father when he was stationed at St. Louis; & his work there, I believe stands to this day.”

Auction archive: Lot number 3448
Auction:
Datum:
17 Oct 2006
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Los Angeles 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90046 Tel: +1 323 850 7500 Fax : +1 323 850 6090 info.us@bonhams.com
Beschreibung:

Signature (“R.E. Lee / Capt Engrs”) cut from larger document, 8 ½ by 3 inches, n.p., [1838], cut from military receipt, additionally inscribed by MARY CUSTIS LEE and dated (“June 14, 1917”) at lower left corner, leaf toned and lightly spotted, lower margin unevenly trimmed. With Autograph Letter Signed of Mary Custis Lee, 4 pp recto and verso, 12mo, Washington, June 12, 1917, to Mr. Shrader, on Shoreham Hotel letterhead, with original autograph transmittal envelope, letter fine, envelope soiled and thumbed. The daughter of Robert E. Lee and great-granddaughter of Martha Washington sends a sample of her father’s signature to an admirer. In part: “I am now sending you something I am sure you will value, though it is only a ‘scrap of paper,’ & old paper at that! One of the ‘vouchers’ signed by my father when he was stationed at St. Louis; & his work there, I believe stands to this day.”

Auction archive: Lot number 3448
Auction:
Datum:
17 Oct 2006
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Los Angeles 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90046 Tel: +1 323 850 7500 Fax : +1 323 850 6090 info.us@bonhams.com
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