News-Antique.com - Mar 26,2008 - THE WORDS OF AMERICA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS
MEDIA PREVIEW FOR
EXTRAORDINARY ABRAHAM LINCOLN LETTERS
AND OTHER PRESIDENTIAL MANUSCRIPTS
-- FRIDAY, MARCH 28TH AT 10 A.M. --
WHAT: COLLECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL AND AMERICAN MANUSCRIPTS
Including the greatest collection of Abraham Lincoln letters to appear at auction in more than 20 years
Over 100 manuscripts that provide insight into both the public and private sides of many presidents, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and other major historical figures, including Robert E. Lee, Lewis and Clark and John Brown.
Abraham Lincoln’s heartfelt and emotional reply to a “Children’s Petition to the President asking him to free all the little slave children in this country,” from 1864 which at an estimate of $3/5 million* is expected to become the most expensive Lincoln manuscript ever sold.
Other highlights include: A Lincoln autograph penned on the day of the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery (est. $800,000/1 million); John Quincy Adams foretelling the Civil War (est. $250/350,000); a rare document signed by both of the American explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (est. $80/120,000) and one of the most famous letters ever written by abolitionist John Brown (est. $50/70,000)
WHO: Selby Kiffer, American Manuscript Expert, Sotheby’s
WHEN: Friday, March 28th, 2008 from 10 a.m to noon
WHERE: Sotheby’s New York, 1334 York Avenue (@72nd Street)