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.
|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|