Lot 670: Nathaniel Hawthorne

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:58

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Lot 670: Collection of three items in Hawthorne's hand, including: an ink signature, "Nath'l Hawthorne," on an off-white slip clipped from a check; a handwritten entry clipped from his diary, one page both sides, 3.5 x 2.25, August 5 and 9, 1858, in part: "After breakfast walked into town, called at the Bank & read papers"; and a handwritten entry clipped from his diary, one page, 1.5 x 3, no date, beginning, "So ends 1858." Also includes a two-page ALS from Hawthorne's daughter transmitting the handwriting samples of her father. In overall very good to fine condition, with a stain affecting a portion of the clipped signature. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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