Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 66

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
GIDEON JOHNSON PILLOW. Autograph Letter Signed, "Gid. J. Pillow," to Edward G.W. Butler, acknowledging receipt of his letter regarding the discovery of a headstone from the grave of a companion of Hernando de Soto, stating that he has written for advice, promising to reply when he has more information. 1 page, 4to; faint scattered offsetting, folds. With the original envelope. Memphis, 27 February 1872

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"I am in receipt of your letter . . . forwarded to me from Columbia [TN] relative to the supposed Head Stone of . . . one of the companions of the Spanish Cavalier [Hernando] De Soto said to have been found in Hickman County Tennessee.

"Your letter is the first information I had received of the discovery . . . ."