Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: Smith, Gerrit.

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available


Dated Boston, July 22, ’62. To William R. (Robert) Prince. Prince was, like his father William Prince, a New York horticulturalist; he was influential in the introduction of new species and development of new varieties of plants. He went to California in 1849 and there helped to found the city of Sacramento. Gerrit Smith, abolitionist and all-around reformer, owned vast tracts of land in upstate New York; though his hand is hard to decipher, he seems to be explaining that he doesn’t know which one of his brothers may have bought trees from Prince, but he doesn’t feel responsible for making payment, even if some of them are planted on his land. Of his two brothers, one was born developmentally disabled, the other, says Smith in this letter, “….died owing hundreds of persons & hundreds of thousands of dollars.”One sheet folded to make four pages, two are used, tipped to a larger, album leaf, about 150 words.

Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.

Author Name: Smith, Gerrit.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: smith,gerrit.150datedboston,july22,’62.towilliam