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Letter from Troy discoverer Heinrich Schliemann  

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

Schliemann, Heinrich



26 January 1883


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?). 

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

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