Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [French and Indian War] Archive of Autograph Letters Signed. Eight letters, various sizes (8vo-4to) and lengths, written from Boston, Massachusetts, ranging in date from August 1758 to September 1761. They are all signed "William Gordon" and written to Andrew Bettis, his brother-in-law, in Chelmsford. No postal markings, as all were hand carried. Personal letter contents, including, from a letter dated August 8, 1758, "We have not heard of the Surrender of Cape Britton as yet but daily expect it. The Admiralls Hawke, Osborn & Saunders has taken 10 or 12 sail of French men of war and some transports & Commodore Marsh on the Coast of Guinney has taken five sail of French men of war...." Also included in this lot is a document of accounts in the hand of William Gordon dated 1758, and an autograph letter signed "Agnis Gordon" (also to Bettis) dated 1769. Expected folds, toning, and edge roughness, else generally very good condition, all bold and legible.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 806

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

    Sold on Mar 6, 2009 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2021 December 4 - 5 Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston Americana & Political Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search