Lot #200
Richard Francis Burton Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, and diplomat (1821-1890). He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. ALS signed “Rich'd F. Burton,” one page, 4 x 5.25, November 10, [no year]. Handwritten letter to Reginald Cocks concerning a club invitation, in part: "I dine with Sir R. Murchison on Monday next. But I hope still to be a member of the Kosmos." In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge, light show-through from old mounting remnants on the back, and a newspaper clipping affixed to the bottom edge. Roderick Murchison was a noted geologist, remembered as the first to describe and investigate the Silurian system.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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