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Hancock, John (1737-1793) Ship's Register, Signed 29 May 1784.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
21
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Ship's Register, Signed 29 May 1784. Folio-format typographically printed document on laid paper, signed by Hancock in left margin beneath a paper seal, countersigned by John Avery, asserting Theodore Lyman's ownership of the sloop Favorite, a square-sterned vessel of forty-five tons mastered by Israel Lovit; Lyman was of Wells, Maine (at that time part of Massachusetts), countersigned by Lyman and later owner Tristram Jordan; with five further annotations at the foot and on the verso stipulating changes to the document, viz., in September 1784 Israel Wiles was made master; in November 1785 Wiles swore that the sloop was the sole property of the citizens of the United States; in January 1786 Eliphatt Perkins was made master; in April 1787 Robert Stone was master; and in January 1788 Bartholomew Hasdell was master; with toning to paper, spotting, old folds, fragmentary along folds with holes where folds intersect (reinforced with glassine tape on verso), 16 x 12 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Keywords

John Avery, Theodore Lyman, Tristram Jordan, Ben Folds, Countersign, Folio, Glassine, Music, Paper, Printing, Publishing, Wells, United States

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