Lot #161
Charles Darwin

Darwin signature with transmittal letter from his cousin
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Estimate: $3000+


Darwin signature with transmittal letter from his cousin

Circa 1879 ink signature, "Charles Darwin,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2 sheet clipped from the close of a letter, with the reverse penned in the hand of his wife, Emma Wedgwood. In fine condition, with a vertical fold to the left of the signature, and light show-through from writing on reverse. Accompanied by a handwritten 1887 transmittal letter from Darwin's cousin, Elizabeth Anne Wheler, which reads: "Since you left I have been looking over several letters I had from my cousin Charles Darwin in 1879 when he was writing his & my grandfather's life & I send you one of his signatures. Most of the letters were written by his wife & signed by him. The writing at the back of this signature is his wife's Mrs. Darwin."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020

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