Lot 658: Samuel L. Clemens

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:57

Lot 658: First National Bank of Hartford check, 8 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Clemens, "Saml. L. Clemens," payable to Weatherby, Knous & Co. for $18.12, June 19, 1875. Two faint vertical folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature), some spreading to ink in first letter of signature, and a rough left edge, otherwise fine condition. The first major publication to loosely portray Clemens's upbringing on the Mississippi River, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was first published in 1876, only a year after this check was signed. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $1000-1200
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