11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00AMCalender
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Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794-1858)

$2,489$2,100
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794-1858), Archive of five autograph letters signed, 1824, 1834, and 1849, to his brother Raymond and his nephew James; the first regarding his share of the prize money for the capture of the schooner Falcon in 1813 and giving a formal breakdown of the monies involved, the others primarily with family news and a series of letters concerning his help with obtaining an appointment during the Zachary Taylor administration, (age typical wear and losses).
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Keywords

Matthew Calbraith, James, Raymond, Zachary Taylor administration