Lot# 3724 - Sales #3047-51

  • Lot# : 3724 Paper Americana Collections

    An Extraordinary Correspondence of 1836/50 Letters Addressed to US Naval Officer Hiram Paulding, 42 folded letters addressed to future Rear Admiral who served from 1811-70 as a Naval Officer spanning the War of 1812 through the Civil War, letters are addressed to him as Lieutenant and Captain with most from his friend S. Hawes of Albany NY or Norwich England (from about 1838), addresses include care of Naval Lyceum in New York, the US Navy Yard in NY City area and Norfolk, Callao Peru, Pensacola, Bremen, Canton, c/o American Consul at Marseilles (including one forwarded to Naples), etc., and in care of ships "USS Macedonia", "US Frigate United States", "USS Levant" (as commanding officer), "USS Vincennes" (as commanding officer), "USS St Lawrence" (as commanding officer), wide range of manuscript ratings and instructions, postal markings, town cancels, forwarding, auxiliary markings including "Too Late", etc., perusing some of the letters they contain the typical mix of personal and family news, some comments on politics, etc., F-VF, an exceptional collection
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold