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    William Barclay "Bat" Masterson Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, 7.75" x 10.25", December 31, 1905, New York City, written to "Mr. Watson F. Masterson" of Ramsey, West Virginia. Includes the original transmittal envelope. Masterson, the legendary gambler, lawman, saloon keeper, and journalist, pens, in full: "Dear Sir. Without going into details can assure you that we are not related; even remotely. My father was born in this state eighty years ago and moved to Illinois where I was born fifty one years ago. There are a great many families of Mastersons in Missouri and Iowa none of whom are related to mine. My father had but one brother and he was several years the eldest and has been dead about forty years and died without issue. Very respectfully. W.B. Masterson". Originally acquired from a Charleston, West Virginia man whose father personally received the letter from Masterson. Comes with a photocopy of a newspaper article discussing this provenance. A rare opportunity. Fine.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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