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Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864) Two Signed Documents, 1848 and 1854.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864) Two Signed Documents, 1848 and 1854.
Typographical document fulfilled in a secretarial manuscript hand with Hawthorne's signature as a collector at the port of Salem, Massachusetts, for the District of Salem and Beverly for the schooner Martha Ann, carrying ninety tons of plaster; slightly toned, old folds, 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.
[and] another typographical document, with arabesque typographical ornaments along the left margin, a wood engraving of the E Pluribus Unum emblem with eagle, and two wax seals, fulfilled in a secretarial hand, signed by Hawthorne in his capacity as American Consul at the port of Liverpool, 24 February 1854; some damage from an old mount on verso, small holes in the corners; some slight tan-colored surface discoloration, 8 x 7 in.; with two small photographs and another portrait.
Estimate $500-700

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Hawthorne, Salem, port of Salem, Massachusetts, Martha Ann, Consul, port of Liverpool