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Catlin (George) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear
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Catlin (George, American painter, author, and traveller, 1796-1872) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear Friend" [?William Shippard], 4pp., 8vo, n.p., n.d. [?1840s], in a desperate plea for financial assistance, "Since the sudden and unexpected seizure of my collection, I have been using every effort I could to save it and to enable me to to pay all the debts I owe... and as the only means of doing that, with the enormous costs now accrued my offers are before the Am[erica]n and the French Governments, & I am anxiously awaiting the results. I gained an audience after a month of delay, of the Prince President [the future Napoleon III], and my offer is now under consideration...and in the United States Congress, my Petition in which the exact position of my collection is explained, showing that unless they immediately decide it must be lost to the Country", folds, slight foxing.
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Catlin (George) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear

Estimate £3,000 - £3,500
Mar 28, 2019
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Starting Price £1,900
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Max Hasler
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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Mar 28, 2019 9:00 AM EDT|
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0339: Catlin (George) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear

Sold for £4,000
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Est. £3,000 - £3,500Starting Price £1,900
Mar 28, 2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Catlin (George, American painter, author, and traveller, 1796-1872) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear Friend" [?William Shippard], 4pp., 8vo, n.p., n.d. [?1840s], in a desperate plea for financial assistance, "Since the sudden and unexpected seizure of my collection, I have been using every effort I could to save it and to enable me to to pay all the debts I owe... and as the only means of doing that, with the enormous costs now accrued my offers are before the Am[erica]n and the French Governments, & I am anxiously awaiting the results. I gained an audience after a month of delay, of the Prince President [the future Napoleon III], and my offer is now under consideration...and in the United States Congress, my Petition in which the exact position of my collection is explained, showing that unless they immediately decide it must be lost to the Country", folds, slight foxing.

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