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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Author of Twice Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter, and The House of the Seven Gables. DS, signed “Nath. Hawthorne,” one page, 9.5 x 16.5, May 26, 1855. A departure record for the ship Jane Parker. The document lists the dozen sailors aboard the ship, as well as their ages, heights and wages. Hawthorne's document is affixed to another document detailing the crew and ship. In 1855, Hawthorne was the American Consul at Liverpool. He left the United States in 1853 to travel to Europe. He spent seven years there before returning to Concord to resume his writing. In fine condition, with expected folds, scattered wrinkling and some light toning. The document has an impressed seal and Hawthorne's signature is large and dark. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008