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Sale 754 — The Morris Everett Collection of C.S.A.

Sale Date — Saturday, 30 October, 1993

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Category — Autographs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 1, AutographsJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. U.S. senator, president of the Confederate States. Autograph letter signed as president, one page folio on blue-lined stationery with embossed stationer's crest PLATNER & PORTER/CONGRESS in octagonal frame with building at center, datelined Richmond Va., June 28, 1861, acknowledging Mary J. Maltby's request for her son's appointment to the Confederate civil service, accompanied by original cover with "Richmond Va. Jul. 5, 1861" cds and "Paid 10" handstamp, addressed to Mrs. Maltby at Galveston Tex. in Davis' hand with "Charge Box A" notation, flap and piece of cover at upper left restored, a Very Fine and desirable war-period Davis letter

E. 2,000-2,500
2,300
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 2, AutographsRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Confederate general and commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.

A RARE ROBERT E. LEE FIELD LETTER ENDORSEMENT ON COVER TO HIS WIFE AT RICHMOND

Autograph endorsement "R.E. Lee Genl" on buff cover addressed in his hand to "Mrs. R.E. Lee, Franklin St. 7th & 8th, Richmond Va.", thus a double signature, tiny tear at extreme top left corner, still Very Fine

E. 10,000-12,000
5,250
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 3, AutographsRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Confederate general and commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.

AUTOGRAPH FIELD LETTER ENDORSEMENT ON YELLOW COVER ADDRESSED TO GENERAL HOWELL COBB

Autograph endorsement "R.E. Lee Genl" on yellow cover addressed in his hand to General Howell Cobb at Richmond Va., restored piece at upper left and across backflap, attractive and bold manuscript, an example of Lee's official military courier service, ex Dietz, Frazier

E. 6,000-8,000
6,500
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 4, AutographsRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Confederate general and commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.

LEE DECLINES THE OFFER OF A WINTER RESIDENCE DURING THE SIEGE OF PETERSBURG

Autograph letter signed "R. E. Lee", one page with embossed BATH stationer's crest at upper left, datelined Petersburg, November 14, 1864, to Mr. Shippin at Violet Bank. Lee writes in part: "Upon reflection I think it best not to accept your kind offer of the house at Violet Bank. I shall be located at no one place this winter as far as I can judge, but will have to be passing along the lines from one side of the river to the other. I cannot therefore see to the House or take care of it & you had better place in it someone who can." Clear manuscript and signature. A scarce Lee letter from this late conflict of the war

E. 15,000-20,000
7,000
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 5, AutographsRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Autograph field letter endorsement and address to Mr. Shippin at Violet Bank, "R. E. Lee Gen" on front panel only (rebacked) addressed in his hand to Mr. Shippin at Violet Bank, the matching letter is offered in the preceding lot

E. 4,000-5,000
7,000
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