October 12th Rare Autograph & Document Auction
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Charles Darwin written envelope, stamped with a Two Blue Penny and written between 1849 and 1858 at his residence, Down House, in Kent, England. The envelope is double-matted with a sepia-toned image of Darwin with a nameplate underneath. Please note the chips on the frame veneer. Fold marks, toning and a small black stain visible on the envelope, possible tear. Unexamined out of frame: 20" x 14"

This envelope was sent on August 9, 1870, to Mr. Donnell, at William Clowes, which originally contained an ALS concerning typesetting and Printing proof-sheets of Descent of Man. 

Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, widely known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now generally accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.

With One of a Kind Collectibles LOA. With JSA LOA.

Charles Darwin Signed & Handwritten EnvelopeCharles Darwin Signed & Handwritten Envelope
Charles Darwin Signed & Handwritten Envelope
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,228.75
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

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