Lot 347: David Livingstone

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:40

Lot 347: ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, December 31, 1856. Letter to Joseph Robertson. In part: "Friday at 2 o'clock will be very convenient for me to receive the honour kindly intended by the council. I am sorry to find I am troubled by wheezing today and as I never felt any pleasure in hearing a wheezing speaker and suppose others feel similarly I hope only a few sentences will be expected on the occasion." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, and show-through from writing to opposing sides. Accompanied by the original program for the event, headed "Presentation of the Freedom of the Burgh of Hamilton to the Rev. Dr. Livingston," on January 2, 1857; also includes a 1902 letter and envelope from Robertson transmitting this letter. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $4000-5000
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