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Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882) Partial Legal Document Signed, 27 November 1855.

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882) Partial Legal Document Signed, 27 November 1855.
Fragment of a document, with closing paragraph, date, signature, and witness signatures, and Darwin's own, the sheet inscribed on one side. The legal matter involves stocks and shares in companies associated with Robert Darwin's estate. Witness signatures of Henry Allen Wedgwood (1799-1885) and Catherine Ann Thorley identified only as "Spinster," who may be the Miss Thorley often mentioned in correspondence between Darwin and his wife, and described as a longtime governess of the family. Old folds, edge toning, yellowish mat burn affecting a band across the document four inches above the bottom edge, where formerly folded, and the vertical left edge, 12 3/4 x 12 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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Keywords

Robert Darwin, Henry Allen Wedgwood, Catherine Ann Thorley, Charles Robert, Darwin, Darwin–Wedgwood family, Fellows of the Royal Society, Thorley

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