Lot 296: Clara Barton: Nikolai Kaznakoff

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:30

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Lot 296: ALS signed "N. Kaznakoff," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, November 28, 1902. Letter to Barton reads, in part (spelling and grammar retained): "Allow me to congratulate you with your birthday a wish you many and many merry returns of the day and happy New Years. In the same time allow me to send you some of our Red Cross cards. I hope that you have not got them. We are in full winter and Petersburgh is now in the best season, but we must take care not to freeze the cheeks, nozes and fingers. But the beginning of the season was very tiresome and my poor wife has had a kind of stroke. She moves now and makes round the house but the tongue unfortunately does not move. It will last I fear very long time and we must take all possible care." Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Kaznakoff's hand, with an intact red wax seal on the reverse, and docketed on the front in pencil by Barton, "Admiral Kasnakof, December 25, Christmas." In fine condition, with a tape repair to a separation to one horizontal fold and scattered toning and soiling to envelope. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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