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Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) Plan of Robert D. Gilson's Mill in Littleton, Mass. , May 9, 1857.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
114
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) Plan of Robert D. Gilson's Mill in Littleton, Mass., May 9, 1857. Signed survey in Thoreau's hand in red and brown ink on heavy wove paper, with the following notation, "The red lines showing the site of the Saw-mill, the old flume of the Grist-mill, and the former well by the curb," signed by Thoreau, the plan with sketches of stone walls, the buildings, dam, flume, and curb wheel; 22 x 11 3/4 in.
Gilson's mill was likely located in the northmost section of Littleton, perhaps on the edge of Forge Pond. Thoreau notes Stony Brook to the South of the mill.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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