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Auction archive: Lot number 121

Letter from Alex Dumas' African general father

Estimate
US$500 - US$800
Price realised:
US$300
Auction archive: Lot number 121

Letter from Alex Dumas' African general father

Estimate
US$500 - US$800
Price realised:
US$300
Beschreibung:

Single page, in ink, on letterhead of French Republic. 31.5x20.4 cm (12¼x8"). Rare manuscript letter signed, with the body of the letter perhaps in a secretarial hand, from the French Revolutionary general who was the father of famed author Alexandre Dumas, pere, and notably the first person of African descent to rise to general rank in the French army. The rather elaborate letterhead of the Armée des Cotes de Brest features a woodcut of military accoutrements, and has the printed name of General Moulin crossed out, and that of Dumas written in.

Auction archive: Lot number 121
Auction:
Datum:
30 May 2019
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Single page, in ink, on letterhead of French Republic. 31.5x20.4 cm (12¼x8"). Rare manuscript letter signed, with the body of the letter perhaps in a secretarial hand, from the French Revolutionary general who was the father of famed author Alexandre Dumas, pere, and notably the first person of African descent to rise to general rank in the French army. The rather elaborate letterhead of the Armée des Cotes de Brest features a woodcut of military accoutrements, and has the printed name of General Moulin crossed out, and that of Dumas written in.

Auction archive: Lot number 121
Auction:
Datum:
30 May 2019
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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