Lot 22: 1901 Autograph Letter by GEORGE DEWEY, Admiral of the Navy, American Civil War
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
GEORGE DEWEY Autograph Letter Admiral of the Navy
GEORGE DEWEY (1837-1917). The only person in U.S. History to attain the rank of Admiral of the Navy; best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila during the Spanish American War.
August 4, 1901-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed in full, four pages, measuring 8" x 5" written upon stationery engraved, "The Homestead... Hot Springs, Va." To (Rear Admiral William T.) Swinburne (1847-1928). It reads, in part: "The order of the Secretary in relation to the ships will require considerable thought before answering and I am glad you are to have a meeting of the Executive Com. before you sail.... Mrs. Dewey joins me in warmest remembrances...."