Online

02-01-2018 02-12-2018
Skinner Website
Skinner Website Online
3063T Boston
February 1, 2018 12:00PM - February 12, 2018 12:00PMCalender
1081

James Fenimore Cooper Signed Letter to a Gentleman

$492$400
Auction: Discovery - 3063T Location: Boston Date / Time: February 01, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

James Fenimore Cooper Signed Letter to a Gentleman, c. 1830s, "The Grand Jury have formd a bill against Domingo Joseph Dos Santos for being concerned in fitting out the Brig San Nicholas as a slaver," letter 3 x 4 1/2 in., (not examined out of frame).

Provenance: Purchased at RR Auction, Amherst, New Hampshire, June 2014.

Note: In 1836 charges were brought against Dos Santos and associates for equipping and loading the brig San Nicholas as a slave-trading vessel intending to travel to Africa and procuring negroes for the purpose of selling them as slaves in the United States. Cooper served as foreman of the grand jury.
Estimate $800-1,200


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

Domingo Joseph Dos Santos, United States, Amherst