Lot 387: William Franklin

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:13

Lot 387: Illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin (1730–1813) who served as the last colonial governor of New Jersey. ALS signed "W. F.," one page, 6.5 x 8, May 5, 1769. Letter to a gentleman. In part: "I desired Wm. James to acquaint you with the contents of your Brother's letter…He writes to me for a certified copy of Picken's Journal to the Otago Tract. I have it not, but suppose he left it with you. Do send me a fair copy of it by the first opportunity that I may send it to him as requested." In fine condition, with scattered creases (one passing through the second letter of his signature). RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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