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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Document Signed as U.S. Consul in Liverpool, England "N. Hawthorne." One page, 6.75" x 8.5", on Consulate letterhead, [Liverpool], October 31, 1854.

    The noted American novelist served as U.S. Consul in Liverpool from 1853 to 1857. In this capacity, Hawthorne signs a certificate confirming (for legal purposes) that John Buck Lloyd is the mayor of the Borough and town of Liverpool. The document is affixed to two other documents, the main one a power of attorney.

    The documents bear the usual fold creases with some modest toning, otherwise the signature is bright and in fine condition.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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