Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert Browning Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 4.25" x 6.25" (sight), [England], March 15, 1889. Addressed to a Mrs. [Augusta Charlotte] Freshfield, the poet apologizes for not answering an invitation, in part: "I cannot believe I am under a delusion in saying I answered your kind letter at once accepting its invitation with great pleasure. . . . If I did really forget - which I cannot think - pray forgive and forget too! In any case, I think be happy to hear you [illegible] from your own lips on the 31st." Double matted with a 3" x 4.5" photograph of the poet and framed to an overall size of 14" x 12".

    Browning (1812-1889) traveled extensively later in life. He died nine months after writing this letter. From the Estate of Rod McKuen.

    Condition: Scattered spots of foxing; else fine.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 563

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551