Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 104

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
SIGNED BY LIZZIE, HER SISTER, AND THEIR FATHER ELIZABETH ("LIZZIE") ANDREW BORDEN. Signature, "Lizzie A. Borden," on a leaf removed from an 1890 dividends receipt book, each page with heading, "Dividend October 6, 1890." Additionally signed by her father Andrew Jackson Borden ("Andrew J Borden Att[orne]y [in fact]"), her sister Emma Lenora Borden ("Emma L. Borden"), five other Bordens of unknown relation, and over 50 inhabitants of Fall River, New Bedford, Newport, Bristol, Boston, and elsewhere in Massachusetts. 2 pages, folio, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, blue and red ruled paper; right edge irregularly trimmed, faint scattered soiling. Np, 6 October 1890

Additional Details

Andrew Jackson Borden (1822–1892) was a manufacturer who lived in Fall River, MA, with his two daughters, Lizzie and Emma, until he and his wife were brutally murdered on August 4, 1892. Although Lizzie had been suspected of the crime, she was acquitted of the murder charges.

Mary Ann Borden (1828-1910) was a cousin of Andrew J. Borden; as guardian of her estate, Andrew signed the leaf in the present lot on her behalf.

From the Collection of William Wheeler III.