Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Gideon Welles Autograph Letter Signed "G. Welles, Sect. of the Navy." A 7.5" x 10", one page, handwritten letter, dated April 24, 1868, on Navy Department stationery. Gideon Welles was Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War; he was responsible for the naval blockade of the South, known as the Anaconda plan. While the blockade was never fully completed, its impact on the South's economy did contribute significantly to the North's ultimate victory. The letter we feature here reads in part, "In reply to your enquiry of the 21st you are informed that no edition of the Navy Regulations has been issued since 1865, but several supplementary circulars have been published, copies of which are herewith enclosed."

    The letter is in fine condition; the ink is dark and crisp; usual folds are present; the letter is backed on another sheet of paper that has been torn out of a booklet, and the edges show signs of the tearing. Otherwise, excellent! Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 853

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) 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
    Consign to the 2020 September 17 The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part IV Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part IV Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    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

    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 $1,022,424