Lot 547: British civil servant (1633–1703) best remembered as the author of a nine-year, multi-volume diary, one of the essential documents of 17th century British history and literature. Uncommon manuscript DS, signed "S. Pepys," one page, 7.5 x 12, December 13, 1673. Official naval document issued to Stephen Fox, paymaster, directing him to pay the widow and orphan of Captain Joseph Seymore "the gratuity allowed by his Ma:ty to the Widows of such Land Officers as have been Slaine in his Ma:ts Service at Sea according to the quality her husband served in at the tyme of his death." In very good condition, with toned repairs to separated horizontal folds, scattered toning and soiling, and some chipping to edges; signature area clean and unaffected.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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