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Varia: Autograph Documents and Letters, Nine.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM


Varia: Autograph Documents and Letters, Nine. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) autograph letter signed 8 December 1738 to Welsh physician Dr. Alban Thomas (1688-1771),single page, offering advice on the treatment of his patient, Sir Thomas Knolles of Wenallt, Pembroke, mounted, toned, old folds, some losses, affecting only a word or two, 10 3/4 x 7 in.; Mortimer Dormer Leggett (1821-1896) autograph letter signed, Field of Shiloh, Tennessee, 30 April 1862, to good friends Jennie & Ella, regarding a massive troop movement scheduled for the next morning, involving tens of thousands of soldiers, "The order requires us to take six day's provisions and 200 rounds of ammunition, this means work & blood," four pages, on a folding ruled sheet, some chips, toning, generally good, 12 x 8 in.; a short note by Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893),with holograph envelope; a postcard signed by Sir William Osler; a 1754 letter signed by William Heberden (1719-1801),Robert Taylor (1710-1784),and Edward Hulse (1684-1759) regarding the health of a Duke, autograph note signed by Annie Besant (1847-1933); and three others. (9)
Estimate $500-700

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Alban Thomas, Robert Taylor, Thomas Knolles, Hans Sloane, William Osler, William Heberden, Jean Martin Charcot, Shiloh