Lot 248: Author, explorer, and special correspondent for the New York Herald (1841–1904), most famous for his inquiry, 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?,' upon finding David Livingstone, a fellow explorer who had become lost in the wilds of Zanzibar. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, De Vere Gardens letterhead, May 14, 1890. Letter to John Gwyn, in full: "I cannot thank you sufficiently for your kindness in presenting me with your copy of Shakespeare, which I shall ever retain as a souvenir from yourself, and shall value accordingly. In your kind expressions of myself, as well as for your gift, I beg you to accept my thanks." In fine condition, with erased pencil notations and some scattered soiling (most notably to lower portion).
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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