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Auction: 153 - Lot number: 517 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COOK ISLANDS

Description: 1844 entire to "Revd H Nisbet/Samoa" headed "Rarotonga 17 Jany 1844" & signed "ABusacott", no postal markings, minor blemishes & notations (sermon notes, mostly in pencil: the page frugally re-used for this letter) on the face. Ex J Edgar Williams. A rare item: there were no missionary letters in Ed Williams' main collection. Fitzpatrick & Boulangier each had one earlier. Jensen's earliest was from 1845. [Rev Aaron (?) Busacott or "Buzacott" translated the Bible into the Rarotongan language, and was apparently quite a craftsman. He writes to Nisbet "We forward you your sofa...It is superior to any we have hitherto made, & consequently the price is higher..."]

Listed in: Pre Stamp , Missionaries & Mission Stations , SAMOA , unusual origins or destinations , landscape - Islands , NEW ZEALAND , COOK ISLANDS

Estimate: AUD$ 800.00T

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Item was sold for: $625.00T