Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
REPORTING DEATH OF FUSILIER DURING CRIMEAN WAR NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed recipient ("My Dear Madam"), informing her of the death of Private George Morris and asking her "to inform the poor wife." 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, with integral blank; folds. "Scutari Hospital," 26 March 1855

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"I regret to inform you that Private George Morris, 7th Royal Fusileers is dead or disappeared (supposed to have fallen overboard from the Bombay--one of our floating Hospitals, now done away with). It is perhaps better for you to inform the poor wife than for me. Perhaps I may still have the pleasure of hearing from you. Pray believe me in haste ever yours."