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Price Realized: $910 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2502 Lot 44
BELL IN JAPAN BELL, ALEXANDER GRAHAM. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, to Eliza Catherine Scidmore: "I will gladly take tiffin with you tomorrow Nov. 1, at half-past twelve, and thank you for your kind invitation." 1/2 page, 8vo, "Grand Hotel" stationery, ruled paper; folds, pin holes at upper left, minor soiling along lower edge. Yokohama, 31 October 1898
Estimate $1,000 - 2,000
In 1898, at the invitation of the Emperor, Bell traveled with his family to Japan, arriving at Yokohama on October 5. During their three-month stay, Bell and family visited the Emperor and various destinations in Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nagasaki and Tokyo.
Eliza Catherine Scidmore was the mother of Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1856-1928), who was the first female board member of the National Geographic Society. Bell was the Society's second president.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $910