Lot 642: Influential American author (1804–1864) best known for such classic novels as The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. Manuscript DS, signed "Nath'l Hawthorne, Surveyor," on a off-white 6.75 x 3.25 lightly-lined slip removed from a larger document, January 14, 1848. A receipt for $450, mentioning the Collector of Customs and the firm of Adams and Richardson. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold through a single letter of the signature), mild soiling, a trimmed top edge, and some scattered toning.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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