Lot 286 of 703:
manuscript letter by Sylvester Mowry, signed 1855  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,000
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Four page manuscript letter by Sylvester Mowry

Author:
Mowry, Sylvester

Place:
Los Angeles

Publisher:

Date:
1855

Description:

4 pp. manuscript letter, signed, on large folded sheet of blue ruled paper. 25x20 cm (10x8"), folded.

Manuscript letter written by Sylvester Mowry during a Mexican Boundary Survey, datelined July 11, 1855.  The letter mentions Fort Tejon ("110 miles from here") and Mowry goes on to say "am a guest of Don Andres Pico formerly a officer of the Mexican army (The same that whipped Gen. Kearney in /46). His little farm is only 33 miles square, his home is the old mission San Kinarido." There is also description of an earthquake, among a number of other topics. 

Sylvester Mowry was an American politician, miner, and land speculator. He is best remembered as an early advocate for the establishment of the Arizona Territory. Also included is a postcard (date stamped 1911?) featuring a photographic image of General Andres Pico.


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Condition:
General light wear, some toning at original folds; very good.


 
Item number:
297002
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