Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 142

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
GRANT, JULIA DENT. Autograph Letter Signed, to her sister-in-law, Helen Louise Lynd Dent ("My dear Helen"), extending condolences on the recent death of her husband, General Frederick Tracy Dent. 3 pages, 8vo, mourning stationery, written on a single folded sheet with the first two on facing pages and the third on the full 4to verso; staining on second page with minor loss of text, folds. Salem Center, NY, 28 December 1892

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". . . Death is always a shock and yet we all know it is inevitable. We all feel that we are willing and ready to go to join our dear ones--but not yet, only a little longer. . . . Although I have seen but little of him in all my life still . . . the same cradle rocked him that rocked me and I could but feel a sisterly love for him . . . he was [a] brave knightly soldier and [a] generous friend, husband, and father . . . ."