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Bill of Sale

Author: John Woodhouse Audubon (American, 1812 - 1862)

Date: December 7, 1861
Medium: pen and ink on paper
7 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches (20 x 19.7 cm)
Classification: Documentary Artifacts
Inscribed: New York Decr 7. 1861-/ J. T. Johnston Esq To/ J W Audubon (top); 1861 Dec 7/ J.W. Audubon/ Ornithological works/ $1,000 (reverse)
Signed: Recd payment/ J.W. Audubon (bottom)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 11.2.105.C
Accession Number: 1965.1.167.C
DescriptionPage three of a three page letter. This page is the Bill-of-Sale for the five volumes of John James Audubon's "The Birds of America" Folios.
Provenance: John Woodhouse Audubon [1812-1862]; John Taylor Johnston [1870-1889]; by descent to his great-grandson William W. Appleton [1915-2014][1], New York, New York; purchased October 10, 1964 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Letter from William W. Appleton to H.J. Lutcher Stark dated July 31 [1964] states that he found the letter with other receipts that belonged to his great-grandfather.
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