11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender
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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed

$923$750
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Autograph Letter Signed, Beauvoir, Mississippi, November 18, 1883. Single sheet in a double-glazed frame, written in violet ink, slightly chipped, old folds, 5 x 8 in., addressed to J.C. Derby, an editor at Davis's publisher, Appleton and Company, arguing about the delivery of a manuscript, referring to a case before the Supreme Court involving a "champion liar", and asking Derby to keep his correspondence with Davis private and to "please leave me out of the newspapers."
Estimate $700-900

Keywords

Davis, Beauvoir, Mississippi, J.C. Derby, editor, Appleton, Supreme Court