Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Fitzhugh Lee Autograph Letter Signed on imprinted letterhead. One page, 8.5" x 11"; Glasgow, Virginia; January 10, 1891. A letter in response to a request for his autograph and sentiment on Washington. In part: "In the perfect balance of all faculties - in patriotism - in self abnegation - dignity of bearing - physical grandeur, and lofty courage, Washington has never been surpassed by citizen or soldier..." Signed in full, "Fitzhugh Lee." "Washington" has been overwritten in Lee's hand, possibly an edit of another city name.
    Condition: Usual flattened folds, with stray creasing. Toning is a bit darker at edges. A past dealer's printed description is affixed to the verso.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 345

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,016,674