11-15-2009 11-15-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2483 Boston
November 15, 2009 11:00 AMCalender

Whitney, Eli (1765-1825)

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


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


Samuel M. Hopkins, Tomlinson