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Collection of Letters from the Shakers to Erhart Muller

Auction:
2898M
Lot:
135
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$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 04, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Collection of Letters from the Shakers to Erhart Muller, Harvard, Massachusetts, five handwritten letters from Eldress Emma B. King of East Canterbury, New Hampshire to Erhart Muller commencing April 29, 1946, through October 22, 1946; two type-written letters from Sister Josephine Wilson of East Canterbury, New Hampshire, to Erhart Muller, one dated October 2, 1945, the other January 2, 1946, both signed by Sister Josephine; a handwritten letter from Sister Jennie Wells of New Lebanon, New York, dated July 17, 1946; one handwritten letter from Sister Gertrude M. Soule of Canterbury, New Hampshire, dated June 27, 1976; and a thank you card from Sister Bertha Lindsay of Canterbury, New Hampshire; housed in sleeves in a binder, binder ht. 11 3/4, wd. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Josephine Wilson, Bertha Lindsay, Emma B. King, Jennie Wells, East Canterbury, Canterbury, Christian pacifism, Communalism, Erhart, Shakers, Simple living

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