Lot #326
Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $1200+

Description

British general (1833-1885) who, in 1860, crushed the Taiping Rebellion in China, earning the nickname 'Chinese.' ALS signed "C. G. Gordon," one page both sides, 8 x 12.75, July 17, 1863. Written from Quinsan during his campaign against the Taipings, Gordon reports the death of a fellow officer and asks Ewing to conclude his affairs in Shanghai, in part, "He was a little out of sorts yesterday morning but no one thought anything of it till 12 noon when he came up in a hurried way to Moffit's room and laid down. From that hour he sank gradually without pain, and apparently perfectly sensible to the last half hour before his death, when he fell into a sort of stupor, and although I was holding his pulse when he died it was only by seeing the cessation of respiration that you could tell he had passed away. Will you see to his affairs in Shanghai." In fine condition, with intersecting folds.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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