Mar 19, 2015 - Sale 2376

Sale 2376 - Lot 172

Price Realized: $ 3,900
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
WAGNER, RICHARD. Autograph Letter Signed, "Rich. Wagner," to "Most esteemed friend!," in German, in purple ink, stating that he has no stenographer and that one would not be brought if doing so would incur additional cost, noting that he hopes that the meeting would be well-attended, and enclosing an acknowledgment [not present]. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; marked recent offsetting on terminal page overall. Bayreuth, 7 September 1877

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"We do not have a stenographer. If it costs extra, I will have to forgo bringing one along.
"Hopefully--and this is the main thing--we will be a large turnout here; I have to have my final say!
"Enclosed is the acknowledgment!"
On September 15, 1877, the delegates of the Bayreuth Patrons' Association met in Beyreuth, where they were addressed by Wagner concerning the desperate financial state of his theater.