Lot 266: Andrew Carnegie

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:49

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Lot 266: TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, February 14, 1911. Letter to New York Supreme Court Judge Morgan J. O'Brien, in full: "I hear that Messrs. Devoy, Editor of 'Gaelic American,' and Denis Spellissy are talking of having a meeting of the Irish to protest against the proposed treaty between Britain and ourselves. Surely they hav[e] no good reason for this. The Liberal Party now in power has pledged itself to giv[e] Ireland home rule and it cannot withdraw its pledge, nor has it the slitest [sic] intention of doing so. I think the leaders of the Irish party on the other side would if necessary counsel those gentlemen to take no hostile action at present. Perhaps a word from you to them when a favorable opportunity occurs would be conclusiv[e]." Carnegie adds a handwritten postscript signed with his initials, stating that the treaty has been delayed. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature and the postscript). RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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