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Alexander I, Emperor of Russia (1777-1825) Autograph Letter Signed, St. Petersburg, 12 December 1820.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Alexander I, Emperor of Russia (1777-1825) Autograph Letter Signed, St. Petersburg, 12 December 1820. Two-page letter inscribed on a quarto-format laid paper bifolium. To a diplomat in Finland [perhaps Count Fabian Gotthard von Steinheil (1762-1831), Russia's Governor-General of Finland between 1810 and 1824] thanking him for an unsolicited donation for relief following the devastating November 19, 1824 St. Petersburg flood. Old folds, slight show-through, small minor repairs to folds, 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

Fabian Gotthard von Steinheil, Autograph, Bifolium, Europe, Fabian Steinheil, Gotthard of Hildesheim, Governor-General of Finland, Saint Petersburg, Steinheil, St. Petersburg

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