Lot 300: Howard Carter

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:56

Lot 300: TLS, one page, 8.25 x 10, January 9, 1925. Letter to the secretary of the Real Academia de la Historia in Madrid. In part: "I have just received with great pleasure your courteous letter informing me that the Real Academia de la Historia have honoured me by electing me a corresponding member of your honourable Society…My address from April to the end of October is always (until further notice) 19 Collingham Gardens, London…between November and the end of March, Luxor, Upper Egypt." A few edge tears and filing holes to the left edge, otherwise fine condition. Carter returned to Egypt a month earlier than he describes in this letter, leaving London for Egypt on September 25, 1925. In mid-October they raised the lids of each sarcophagus to expose the mummy, and the examination of the remains of Tutankhamun started on November 11. A desirable letter written while excavating the famous tomb. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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