Lot #298
Charles 'Chinese' Gordon Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $200+


British general (1833-1885) who, in 1860, crushed the Taiping Rebellion in China, earning the nickname 'Chinese.' ALS signed “C. G. Gordon,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8.5, March 3, 1859. Handwritten letter concerning a position, in part: "I have seen an official from the War Dept. approving of your having two monthly gratuity granted you…Captain Cox, Royal Engineers appointed Commissioner for the Montenegro Frontier is very anxious to have your services, and has asked me to write…he will give you the same as I gave you (£15 a month &c) and pay your passage from Constantinople and back. This over this, lose no time and write to Captain Cox." In very good to fine condition, with show-through to ink, small corner tears and creases, and a rusty circular paperclip impression to the top.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: #629 - Ended February 09, 2022

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