PATTON, GEORGE SMITH. 1885-1945. Autograph Note Signed ("Geo. S. Patton Jr."), 1 p, 8vo, San Gabriel, CA, [May 1893], to "Mama" and then "Mommie,"

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PATTON, GEORGE SMITH. 1885-1945.
Autograph Note Signed ("Geo. S. Patton Jr."), 1 p, 8vo, San Gabriel, CA, [May 1893], to "Mama" and then "Mommie,"

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,500 - 2,300

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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PATTON, GEORGE SMITH. 1885-1945.
Autograph Note Signed ("Geo. S. Patton Jr."), 1 p, 8vo, San Gabriel, CA, [May 1893], to "Mama" and then "Mommie," in pencil on paper with hand-ruled lines, two small tears, approximately 10 mm each, at top and bottom edge, a few stains and creases, with original transmittal envelope, addressed in a separate (secretarial?) hand.
Provenance: sold Christie's, New York, June 9, 1999.

THE EARLIEST PATTON LETTER TO APPEAR AT AUCTION, according to rarebookhub and ABPC, written at the age of 7, and already he signs in full "Geo. S. Patton, Jr." Showing his budding powers of observation, he writes (in full): "Dear Mama/ Dear Mommie/ My pony has a cold. He is black. Are you well? Why do you not write to me? Nita and I send kisses."

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