Lot #248
Lizzie Borden: George D. Robinson Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $400+


Massachusetts attorney and politician (1834-1896) famous for his successful defense of Lizzie Borden, notoriously accused of the 1892 axe-murder of her father and stepmother. Robinson was a highly visible presence in the media circus that attended the trial, and ultimately earned her acquittal. ALS signed “Geo. D. Robinson,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, House of Representatives letterhead, June 30, 1882. Handwritten letter to E. H. Gross, Esq., weighing in on pending taxation legislation. In part: "It is impossible to say with certainty that there will be any relief given by this Congress from the check stamp tax. If we could have that question alone it would undoubtedly pass; but should there be joined with it, a proposition to lower or remove the tax on liquors and tobacco (as some wish) the whole scheme would be likely to fail." In very good condition, with paper loss to the left side.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021