Lot #194
Robert Fulton Autograph Letter Signed

Scarce letter by the steamboat inventor

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Estimate: $1500+


Scarce letter by the steamboat inventor

American inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur (1765-1815) best known for designing the first commercially successful steamboat. His other endeavors included a commission from Napoleon that resulted in the first practical submarine, the Nautilus. ALS signed “Rob. Fulton,” one page, 7 x 7.5, October 27, 1811. Handwritten letter to John Brohenbergh, in full: "I agree to the terms of your letter of 22 Inst. I will give my note for 30,000 dollars payable on 1 June 1816 with interest at 6 percent…That will on the first June 1816 make principal and Interest 33,600. You will please to have the writings made and forwarded for me to execute." Affixed to a same-size sheet and in very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, and light staining along the edges.

Auction Info

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

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