Schliemann, Heinrich

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Schliemann, Heinrich



Autograph letter signed



Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,25 x 7,75 inch, Naples, 3.12.1875, to publisher John Murray* - requesting that copies of his book `Troy and its Ruins` be sent to himself and a colleague, and requesting that Schliemann also be sent a copy of any article by Frank Calvert** published in reply [to Schliemann`s Guardian article], written and signed in black ink "H. Schliemann", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph (with facsimile signature), shows Heinrich Schliemann in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with two horizontal letter folds and mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine to very fine condition. "Naples 3 Decb. 1875 My dear Sir May I beg you to forward of the 3 copies, which still stand to my credit, one to Professor W. Hielbig, - Secretary of the Instituto Archeologico in the Capitol in Rome - and the other two copies to me; of course unpaid. Should the Guardian publish F. Calvert`s answer to my article, pray send me a copy of it. I shall soon want more copies and remain - my dear Sir yours very truly - H. Schliemann" * In 1875, John Murray publishes Schliemann`s book `Troja und seine Ruinen` [Troy and its Ruins]. In letters and articles published that year in the Guardian, Calvert and Schliemann squabbled about who deserved credit for the discoveries of the Trojan ruins. ** Frank Calvert (1828-1908) was a British geologist, diplomat, and archaeologist, who was the first to excavate at the site that was later acknowledged to contain the ruins of ancient Troy.

Additional Information

SKU 6032198
Profession German businessman and a pioneer in the field of archaeology
Year of birth 1822
year of death 1890
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 5,25 x 7,75 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25)
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters