Handwritten Envelope

GIBBON, John (1827 - 1896)

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Place Published: Fort Ellis, Montana
Date Published: 1876

Description: 3.25 x 5.25 inches, September 6, no year, but almost certainly sent at the height of the Indian Wars, circa 1876, postmarked in Fort Ellis, Montana and affixed with two Scott # 136 3c Washington stamps. Addressed in Gibbon's hand to "Dr. John W. Draper, University of New York, New York." Draper (1811 - 1882) was an American scientist, chemist, historian, and pioneer photographer who is credited with taking the first image of a female's face in 1839. He is also the founder of NYU Medical School. Draper has docketed the envelope "Genl. Gibbon" -- a wonderful association piece considering the fact that Draper is rare in any form. Chipping along the borders; very good(-) condition.

Comments: Union General and Indian fighter who was in Montana (Fort Ellis) during General Custer's expedition against the Sioux Indians in 1876.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 253726


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