Lot 541: Docketing notation in Brady's hand, "E. L. Cook, May 18, 1865," on the reverse of the last page of an ALS to Brady from Cook, three pages, 5 x 8, May 18, 1865. Elijah L. Cook was the nephew of photographer and important photographic gallery owner Charles D. Fredricks. Cook writes, in part: "Mr. Fredricks will be home on the 23rd and I hope you will do all you can before that time as he has written me often about that matter and I have done the best I could to make matters easy for you. The whole amt. you have paid so far is on a/c $200.00, interest 30.00: $230.00. The interest for 3 months is $35. His partner tried hard to prevent his loaning the money and it was only owing to my urgent request that he did loan it so that I feel as sorry as you do about the matter…Please write me at once and at least try and pay up the interest due. You know that I will do all I can to make things easy with my uncle for you." In fine condition, with intersecting folds with a couple small repaired edge separations, and a stain to lower corner.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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