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Cornwallis, Charles Marquis (1738-1805) and John Langdon (1741-1819) Two Signed Documents.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1018
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Cornwallis, Charles Marquis (1738-1805) and John Langdon (1741-1819) Two Signed Documents. The Cornwallis note a postcard, addressed to Robin Lawless (1724-1806), assistant at the London bookselling firm, Cadell & Davies, dated 13 November 1794, signed "Marquis Cornwallis" at the foot of the note, and free franked "Cornwallis" on the verso, matted and framed with a portrait, 5 x 2 3/4 in.
[and] Langdon's autograph letter signed, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 28 March 1811, to Joshua Darling and John Harris, acknowledging their request that Langdon recommend Jackman J. Davis (d. 1828) as a cadet at West Point; Davis did attend West Point, graduating in 1814, and subsequently serving during the War of 1812 in Portsmouth, old folds, matted, 9 x 7 1/2 in. (2)
Estimate $400-600


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John Harris, Charles Marquis, Robin Lawless, Joshua Darling, London, Portsmouth, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, Cornwallis, Ghazipur, Governors-General of India, John Langdon, Langdon, Lords Lieutenant of Ireland, Marquis Cornwallis

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