Lot 392: Choice partly-printed DS, signed "R. E. Lee" and "J. B. Hood, Pres," one page, 6.25 x 4.25, no date. An unissued subscription certificate for the benefit of the Southern Hospital Association for Disabled Soldiers in New Orleans, founded in July, 1866. Signed at the conclusion by Hood as the organization's president and in the lower left by General Lee, who served as one of the directors. Handsomely archivally double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Lee bearing a facsimile signature to an overall size of 12.25 x 21. In fine condition, with trivial foxing and a stray ink spot to Hood's signature. The mission of the organization was to offer expert medical care to seriously disabled Confederate soldiers in order to improve their quality of life. Very few of these signed certificates are known, with this being an exceptionally well-preserved example.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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