Oct 28, 2021 - Sale 2584

Sale 2584 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 35,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
TESLA, NIKOLA. Two Autograph Letters Signed, "N Tesla," to "Dear Johnson," or "Dear Mrs. Johnson." The first, praising the expressiveness of a portrait, apologizing for not being able to meet, and anticipating meeting at an upcoming dinner. The second, apologizing for having been unable to meet, asking that she convey thanks to Mrs. Anthony and praising Mrs. Anthony's ability to be complimentary. Each 1 page, 4to, "Nikola Tesla / 35 South Fifth Avenue" stationery; second with paper clip stain at upper edge, first with few short closed tears at right edge, folds. New York, 8; 25 November 1894

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8 November: "The picture is excellent. The expression of the characteristic features has succeeded admirably. It is evident that Mr. Woodville must have been here.
"I was sorry not to reach you night before last. I tried to get through the crowd but my enthusiasm was not up to the mark or else I was to[o] tired and so I gave up. I hope you have recovered from the effort. I was afraid you are going to topple over.
"Hope to see you Friday even'g at that dinner."