Lot 94

General Robert E. Lee Hand Written and Signed Letter with Brady Image

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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December 16, 1863, a friendly letter on lined paper, signed "RE Lee" to "My dear Miss Lin (Hascall) & Lucy (Minniquode)", detailing a soldier's release for a Christmas visit, letter sight 9-1/2 x 7-1/2 in., and transcription of letter, matted and framed along with recognized Matthew Brady image of the sullen General, framed 32 x 28 in. overall

Provenance: Property from a Historic South Carolina Plantation


good overall, mild folding to letter, not removed from frame for examination 

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Property from a Historic South Carolina Plantation