Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 238

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
PORTER, COLE. Archive of 12 items: 6 Typed Letters Signed, "Cole," to his attorney Albert H. Cole * 6 Typed or partly-printed Documents Signed, agreements and promissory notes. The letters, concerning money matters, sending checks and agreements. Together 6 pages, mostly 4to, "Waldorf-Astoria" stationery. Three with retained copy of related letter to Porter. The documents, directing Albert Cole to pay the legal firm of O'Melveny, Tuller & Myers; transferring three promissory notes to the First National Bank of Peru, IN; granting power of attorney to Albert Cole; and three promissory notes accomplished in another hand for varying amounts up to $10,000, each to Wabash Valley Trust Company. Together 6 pages, the promissory notes each 3 1/2x8 1/2, the others 4to or tall 4to; two notes with cancellation ink stamps (not affecting signature), few with brittling to edges and minor loss to corners. Vp, 1925-52

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24 April 1944: ". . . There are sudden crises due to tax matters and it would calm me to know how far I can go without being refused.
"As you undoubtedly know I only get ten cents on the dollar and it's very difficult to keep the wolf away from the door. . . ."
20 March 1945: "Regarding the $25,000.00 . . . keep it in some safe place where it can't be used . . . until I need it for the secret purpose which I have in mind. . . . MEXICAN HAYRIDE instead of continuing to run through next summer, was so hard hit that it folded its tent last Saturday night. . . ."
5 September 1952: ". . . John Wharton . . . advises me that I should not touch one cent of my Mother's estate until all the taxes are settled.
". . . It would be nice for me if I could touch a bit of it."