Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert E. Lee: St. Louis Harbor Documents and Map. Wonderful group of items related to improvements in St. Louis harbor, a project which was overseen by a youthful Robert E. Lee in 1837 and 1838. 1) 8" x 3" invoice to the "Illinois R. Road Company" for "34 1/2 cords of ash wood @$2.73 per cord" (in the hand of Robert E. Lee, with two-line memo below in a clerical hand). The reverse of the invoice is a printed certification that the items invoiced were necessary "to the improvement of the Harbor of St. Louis" signed "R E Lee/ Lt Engrs". 2) House of Representatives Document No. 298, containing Lee's full report to Chief Engineer General C. Gratiot, submitted to the Secretary of War and Speaker James K. Polk. 3) 45 1/2" x 19 1/2" engraved folding map of the "Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River. Oct. 1837." surveyed by Lee, drawn by Montgomery C. Meigs, likely tipped into a volume at some time.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 783

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 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 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    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 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,569,038