August 20, 2014 Hall Of Fame Catalog Auction (#42)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 8/21/2014.
Autographed letter penned by Alexander Cartwright, the "father of baseball". Cartwright has penned this letter and signed it “Alexr J. Cartwright”. It is one page, measuring 8” x 10” on lightweight paper, letterpressed copy. It is dated December 30, 1849, Honolulu [Hawaii]. It is addressed to Capt. Cale, ship “Black Sea”. In full, “Your ship having touched upon the windward side of the passage in leaving the harbor (pilot on board) I should advise that you do not go to sea to day, but ___ over till to morrow, that you may have an opportunity of sending down a sealing diver to examine the ship’s bottom and ascertain if she has sustained any apparent damage. A notation of protest will also be necessary.” Uneven left and top margin, light show-through from another document, small spots of ink burn not affecting legibility. Tears with small loss affecting the year, the greeting and text have been professionally repaired on the verso. Good condition.
12/30/1849 Alexander Cartwright ALS (Letterpressed Copy)
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Price Realized: $300
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