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566   Samuel L. Clemens  $200 $770 $847 13 You must login to place a bid.

#566 - Samuel L. Clemens

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Description                           Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500          

ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page, 5.5 x 8.75, August 21, 1887. Letter concerning his troubled finances. In full: “You spoke of some bonds there that you could borrow three or four thousand dollars on.—Well, just sell them & put the proceeds into the U.S. bank & tell me how much it is. I won’t borrow a penny while there is anything to sell. This will fix things till we get home, anyway—but I shall probably fix them better still, before we get there.” In fine condition, with thin toning to edges. Clemens was a famously bad businessman—despite a significant income from royalties, he squandered much of his fortune on ill advised investments and ended up filing for bankruptcy in 1894. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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