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Auction: Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 29 August 2012
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Millais, J.E. Two autograph letters

Estimate: £200 - £300
ca. US$314 - US$471
Price realised:  £475
ca. US$746
Lot number 226, Views: 6

Millais, J.E. Two autograph letters signed, one to [John] Ruskin, about coming to stay with him, commenting on his not knowing how to employ himself since his pictures have gone to the Royal Academy, and sending kind greetings to Mrs Ruskin; the other to Mrs Ford, declining a visit because of ill health (7 March 1864) and with an envelope with four sketches of animals by the young John Millais (1878), together with a letter by Effie Millais to Mrs Ford, describing a journey to Perth and the calamity of a house fire ("at 3am the Maid rushed into our room saying the house was on fire.... of that fine House nothing remained but the Walls & Campanila. Sir E. saved his Pictures. The servants lost everything", 13 pages in all, and envelope, 8vo., laid down, chiefly undated

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Lyon & Turnbull
Title: Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 29 Aug 2012
Address: Lyon & Turnbull
33 Broughton Place
EH1 3RR Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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