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Circa 1905 Cap Anson Chicago City Clerk Office Letter

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,972.00

One-page typed letter signed by Cap Anson is written on his personal "City Clerks Office, Adrian C. Anson" stationery (8.5 x 11 inches). Following his playing days, Anson ran for city clerk in Chicago. He was elected and served one term from 1905 to 1907. This letter is the second page of a two-page letter written by Anson during this time to his son-in-law. It reads "also from 1000 to 1200 bushels of oats in the grainary, numerous coal sheds and one very large brick barn. Give my love to Adele and accept love for yourself. Your father-in-law, [signed] AC Anson" ("9"). "Adele" is Anson's daughter. In addition, Anson has written and initialed a postscript entirely in his hand which reads "Answer by return mail, ACA" ("9"). The signature and all writing is virtually flawless. The letter is Excellent condition with original fold lines from mailing. Anson signatures are very rare. This is an ideal example on his personal Chicago City Clerk stationery, originating many years ago directly from the Anson family. Also of note is the fact that many of the Anson city clerk letters from the Anson family archives were secretarially signed, and those letters are often misrepresented as signed by Anson. This is one of the few Anson City Clerk letters actually signed by Anson. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,972.00

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