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Temp #11
Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2020


From several generations of the Connecticut family. 1) 1816 court martial document ordered by Adjunct General Ebenezer Huntington (1754-1834). 2-50) Fifty documents, mostly letters regarding personal and financial matters, including the selling of bonnets, an election, a request for clover seed, a request for whiskey, and cautionary words about drinking. Also includes a 1898 letter from George Reynolds of the Crane Elevator Co., Chicago, to Henry Huntington discussing the sinking of the steamboat Lexington and a typed copy of a spurious letter supposedly written by Cotton Mather in 1682, plotting to kidnap William Penn and sell him into slavery in Barbados. 51-53) Three land deeds, including two concerning Connecticut Senator James Hillhouse (1754-1832). 54-66) Thirteen addressed envelopes with canceled stamps. 67-75) Nine pieces of late 19th century ephemera. 76-87) Twelve late 19th-early 20th century photographs.


General aging, folds, and tears.

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