May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"THE FRENCH KILLOGRAM CANNOT BE HAD TODAY" CALHOUN, JOHN C. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.C.C.," to John Quincy Adams ("Mr. Adams"), informing him that the French Kilogram is not available because the person in charge has left the office. J.Q. Adams has docketed the letter vertically on third page, "Calhoun. J.C." 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf. Np, nd

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"Mgr. Robedeau who has charge of the mathematical instruments has left his office, and the French Killogram cannot be had today. . . ."