Lot 2: Ink signature, "M. Washington," on an off-white 2.5 x .25 slip. In fine condition, with mild toning. Includes a handwritten statement of provenance signed by Martha Washington's great granddaughter, "E. M. Lewis," in full: "1852, Autographs of Mrs. Martha Washington for G. Washington Lewis, 1852, his Great Great Grand Mother & left by his Grand Mother E. P. Lewis, written by his Mother E M Lewis." The reverse reads: "For G.W. Lewis Autographs of Mrs. M. Washington his Gt Gt Grand Mother." Also includes four ornately monogrammed linen handkerchiefs owned by Mary Washington Jones, the great niece of Martha Washington's sisters, Anna Maria and Elizabeth, with three monogrammed "MWJ" and one monogrammed "J." Handkerchiefs were sold as part of lot 2134 in the February 2010 James D. Julia auction, which featured items from the Tobias Lear and George Washington Storer families.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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