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    Frank E. Butler Autograph Letter Signed Regarding His (and wife Annie Oakley's) Decision to Sell their Home in Cambridge, Maryland. A three-page letter on 8.25" x 7.25" "Robert Treat [Hotel]" letterhead, Newark, New Jersey, May 21. It reads, in part: "My dear Mr. Matthews. My wife [Annie Oakley] came in just as I finished at the phone. We have decided to sell [our house] for $8000, $4500 down balance on mortgage. Write or wire me here until friday 25th we want to... to arrange for storing goods until we return in the fall. Let me say the party that is buying will have one of the best built houses in Cambridge..." The three pages are handsomely matted together. See adjoining lot in this same auction for a document related to the sale of the house.

    Annie Oakley built her house with adjoining land situated at Hambrooks in Cambridge, Maryland that she had purchased in 1912 and 1913. Locals indicated that Annie and Frank Butler moved into the house in 1913. This house was built with retirement in mind for the Butlers. Annie and Frank lived in the house from 1913 until they returned to public life in 1917.

    Condition: Fine, third page has tear bottom middle.


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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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