Lot 265: John Jacob Astor

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:48

Lot 265: Businessman who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multimillionaire in the United States (1763–1848). LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 23, 1827. Letter to William Matthews in Montreal. In part: "In a letter just received from Mr. Rolette he desires you to procure for his outfit a Canadian Carpenter for three years whose wages should not exceed Two Hundred Dollars p. ann., and that he be subject to the ordinary duties of a voyageur. Among the men to be taken to Mackina we want a Baker also for Mr. Rolette." Astor adds a postscript in his own hand at the conclusion. Intersecting folds passing through the signature and some light scattered staining, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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