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    Sale 2502 | Lot 142
    Price Realized: $750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2502 Lot 142

      GRANT, JULIA DENT. Autograph Letter Signed, to her sister-in-law, Helen Louise Lynd Dent ("My dear Helen"), extending condolences on the recent death of her husband, General Frederick Tracy Dent. 3 pages, 8vo, mourning stationery, written on a single folded sheet with the first two on facing pages and the third on the full 4to verso; staining on second page with minor loss of text, folds. Salem Center, NY, 28 December 1892

      Estimate $200 - 300

      ". . . Death is always a shock and yet we all know it is inevitable. We all feel that we are willing and ready to go to join our dear ones--but not yet, only a little longer. . . . Although I have seen but little of him in all my life still . . . the same cradle rocked him that rocked me and I could but feel a sisterly love for him . . . he was [a] brave knightly soldier and [a] generous friend, husband, and father . . . ."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $750