Lot 153 of 168:
Letter from Troy discoverer Heinrich Schliemann  

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Title:
Letter from Heinrich Schliemann regarding his Mycenian artifacts and excavations in Thermopylae

Author:
Schliemann, Heinrich

Place:
Athens

Publisher:

Date:
26 January 1883

Description:

Autograph letter signed by Schliemann. 12 lines, in ink, on half sheet of blue writing paper. 12.5x14.2 cm (5x5½"), affixed at left edge to disbound album leaf.

The great archaeologist and discoverer of Troy writes to an unidentified correspondent: "Sir, In answer to your note I regret you came so late, for I intend going tomorrow night to the Thermopylae and am overwhelmed with work. But most likely I shall show tomorrow at 2 p.m. to Mrs. and Mrs. Pfeiffer the Mycenean Collection, and you might join us there. I shall ask them and let you know tonight..." Dated "26 Jany 1883 (Athens)" in lower left, in lighter ink (or possibly pencil?). 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Old folds, two small spots of adhered paper in left margin; very good.


 
Item number:
308419
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