Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 244

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(LITERATURE.) Death notice of Phillis Wheatly in the Massachusetts Centinel. 4 pages, 10 1/4 x 8 inches, on one folding sheet; disbound, moderate toning, cropped on top edge. Boston, 8 December 1784

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This notice was published three days after the poet's death: "Last Lord's day died, Phillis Peters, formerly Phillis Wheatly, known to the world by her widely celebrated miscellaneous Poems." They made no mention of her race or prior condition of servitude, only the importance of her literary output.