104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2517 | Lot 69
    Price Realized: $313With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2517 Lot 69

      (CIVIL WAR--NAVY.) Papers of Union naval officer George H. Prescott. 54 items, including documents, invitations, newspaper clippings, and more; a few items trimmed or previously mounted on scrapbook leaves, moderate wear, all sleeved in a looseleaf binder with the original scrapbook cover. Vp, circa 1863-1907

      Estimate $400 - 600

      George Henry Prescott (1840-1907) of Westfield, MA served as a mate on the U.S.S. Juniata and other vessels during and after the war. This collection includes leave and discharge papers, a pair of 1864 orders signed by Secretary off Navy Gideon Welles, an 1863 letter testifying to his navigational skills, correspondence regarding his post-war career as a steamship captain, genealogical notes, an 1868 Letter Signed by David Dixon Porter as superintendent of the Naval Academy recommending Prescott to employers, and more.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $313