Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
JOHN GLOVER. Clipped portion of a Letter Signed, attached to a letter from Glover's grandson Robert Hooper. The clipped letter, including only a salutation in holograph: "Dear Sir your / Most Obdt Hbl Serv't / Jno Glover," and a name in holograph on verso [presumably the clipped letter's recipient]: "Stephen Sewall." 1 1/4x4 inches; mounted along one edge to first page of Hooper's letter at middle left. Hooper's letter, to Harry B. Dawson, giving a brief biography of his grandfather. 2 pages, 4to, pale blue ruled paper, with integral address leaf. Np, nd; Boston, 8 March 1860

Additional Details

". . . Gen. Glover was the third son of Jonathan & Tabitha Glover & was born in 1733 . . . . He died at Marblehead . . . .
". . . My Grandfather retired from the Army in account of ill health . . . .
"The Complimentary Letter written to him by General Washington on his retirement from the army is still in possession of the family.
"I send you his Autograph. The family have no Portrait of him; but there is one at the Capitol in Washington, painted, I believe, by Trumbull. . . ."

From the Collection of William Wheeler III.