Eli Whitney Autograph Letter Signed Realized $4,375 at NateDSanders.com
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Eli Whitney Autograph
An Eli Whitney signed item only comes across once in a while. Luckily, we at NateDSanders.com Auctions had one at auction one time that sold for over $4,000. Here is the description, picture and price realized:
Eli Whitney Autograph Letter Signed — “…a remittance of six thousand dollars or on acct of my contract for manufacturing arms…”
Eli Whitney autograph letter signed. Letter by the inventor of the cotton gin is datelined New Haven, 4 May 1818 and written to the second auditor of the Treasury Department, William Lee. Denied a renewal on his cotton gin patent, Whitney changes careers and goes into the manufacture of firearms. Letter reads, ”Sir: I have this day received your favor of the 28th ult and also from the treasurer of the U. States a remittance of six thousand dollars or on acct of my contract for manufacturing arms and am / Respectfully your very obedient servant Eli Whitney”. Single-page letter measures 8” x 9.75”. Creasing with toning to creases and tape repairs to verso upon separated folds, else near fine. Sold for $4,375.
If you would like to auction, buy, consign or sell an Eli Whitney autograph, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.