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    Samuel F. B. Morse Autograph Letter Signed with Unsigned Sketch [attributed]. One page, with integral address cover, 8" x 10"; "N.Y. City University", March 7, 1838. A brief letter to Joseph Boyd possibly complying with a request for his autograph: "Your request of the 15th Jany reached me on my return from Washington this day, and I presume this will be considered as a compliance with it..."

    Offered together with two drawings of profiles in pencil on a single sheet, 7.5" x 4.25", which is affixed to a slightly larger sheet of blue paper torn from a ledger. There are letters written above the drawings, and additional doodles over the drawing. The drawing is unsigned, and we can only make an attribution to Morse based on a clipped description stating that the letter was accompanied by two sketches of heads by Morse. The description states that the sketches are on two sheets, but a notation on the letter states that there is only one sheet. The estimate for this lot is based solely on the letter, as we cannot verify the attribution of the sketches.

    Condition: Letter has mail folds, with partial separations thereat. Light soiling, with paper loss on integral cover where the wax seal has been cut out. Identification in pencil on verso, with mounting remnants and small rust stain.




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    19th Thursday
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