Lot #265
John Franklin Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer (1786-1847) who perished, along with his entire crew, along the Northwest Passage. Rare ALS, one page both sides, 4 x 5, no date. Handwritten letter, in part: "As the weather was so very bad on Friday, I deferred my jaunt to Woolwich until this morning, whither I am now bound, I hope Mary Anne will accompany meā€¦and if she has got sailing orders from you, may I beg that you request her to have topsails at the masthead and her anchor ready for weighing by four o'clock, at which hour I hope to be with you. I am happy to say Eleanor is considerably better." In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and minor edge loss.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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