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Shubrick, Rear Admiral William Branford (1790-1874) Collection of 122 Letters and Documents, 1860s.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1089
Sold for:
$308$250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Shubrick, Rear Admiral William Branford (1790-1874) Collection of 122 Letters and Documents, 1860s. Including a letter written by Shubrick and addressed to President Andrew Johnson recommending a West Point cadet; approximately seventeen letters from various friends and associates asking for assistance or information, including Presidential pardons and other business; an invitation from Secretary of State William Seward to meet; an interesting family letter from a nephew in the military posted in Victoria, Texas in 1867; twenty-six letters from family members (mostly nieces and nephews); thirty-six letters from siblings; and approximately thirty-four receipts for various purchases.
Shubrick was a U.S. naval officer between 1806 and 1861; he served in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War; and although he was retired from the Navy in the early months of the Civil War, he continued to hold a prominent place among his fellow public servants in the government and military in Washington, D.C.
Estimate $300-500


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Andrew Johnson, William Seward, William Branford, Victoria, Washington, D.C., Shubrick, United States, USLHT Shubrick, William H. Seward, William Shubrick

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