Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [THOMPSON, MORTIMER] What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation? Great Auction Sale of Slaves at Savannah, Georgia, March 2nd & 3rd 1859. A Sequel to Mrs. Kemble's Journal. 20 pp. 8vo, later 1/2 black morocco and marbled paper-covered boards; bookplate of collector Walter Scott Willis. Np (1863)

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second separate edition, following an 1859 appearance in the New York Herald. This anonymous pamphlet is a condensation of a series of articles written by Mortimer Thompson, a New York journalist who traveled to Savannah and attended the sale of 429 slaves, "men, women, children and infants," the remains of the enormous Butler Plantation that was immortalized by Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble in her "Residence on a Georgia Plantation" (1839).