Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5.25" x 7.25", no place, July 8, 1873, to Mesdames Fitzgerald and Ives. A personal letter that reads, in part: "I am yet in a state of doubt and perplexity, not able to leave for the country nor yet to go away for the rest...The happiness of our meeting cannot be destroyed by even the pain of separation for the sweet memory will go with me all the weary days and long miles which are before me..." It seems likely that the ladies he is writing to are Cora Semmes Ives, the widow of his aide-de-camp Joseph C. Ives, and Cora's sister, Clara Semmes Fitzgerald.

    This letter is in Poor condition with staining, tears, and cellophane tape repairs, still very interesting. Typewritten transcript included. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 422

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 21, 2006 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 2021 October 20 Manuscripts 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

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search