Lot 162: Californian pioneer (1803–1880) known for his association with the Gold Rush as the owner of Sutter's Mill, where gold was first discovered by James W. Marshall. ANS signed "J. A. Sutter," one page on a 5.25 x 3 postcard, August 9, 1876. A brief note to Francis D. Clark, the secretary of the Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California. In full: "On the 1st of March I was 73 years old." In very good condition, with blocks of toning to lower corners (affecting a portion of the signature), and light scattered toning and soiling. Accompanied by program pages from an 1876 reunion of Californians hosted by the organization and a card regarding another related event.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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