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Whitney, Eli (1765-1825)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
208
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$2,370$2,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Whitney, Eli (1765-1825), Autograph letter signed, October 3, 1804, two pages, to Samuel M. Hopkins, concerning the inventor Tomlinson and the viability of his invention for raising and forcibly discharging water; text in part, "…and I think ingenious - & appears to me (to have) sufficient merit to intitle [sic] it to a...experiment... Mr. Tomlinson appears to be wholly devoted to this subject & I think is fully intitled [sic] to every encouragement to persevere.," with holograph address leaf, folio, (right edge ragged and with losses to some text on page 1, scattered spotting).


Estimate $1,600-2,000

Keywords

Samuel M. Hopkins, Tomlinson

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