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Twain, Mark (1835-1910) Autograph Letter Signed, Highfield House, Guildford, England, 18 August 1896.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1101
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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

Description:

Twain, Mark (1835-1910) Autograph Letter Signed, Highfield House, Guildford, England, 18 August 1896. Single leaf inscribed on one page. To Mrs. Armstrong, discussing the progress of his oldest daughter's illness and its effect on his family's travel plans. Old folds, ink slightly faded, matted and framed, 8 x 5 in.
Sadly, Twain's daughter Susy died in Hartford on the very day that this letter was written at the age of twenty-four.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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Susy, Armstrong, Twain, Lecturers, Mark Twain, Redding, Connecticut, Sagebrush School, Guildford, United Kingdom

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