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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 471

1852 Daniel Webster Signed Passport for Rev. Cunningham of Knoxville, TN.

Estimate: $200 - $250

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Passport signed by U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster (1782-1852) in black ink, for the Reverend W.G.E. Cunningham of Knoxville, Tennessee, dated April 12th, 1852. Later ink inscription from the French Consulate in Shanghai granting Cunningham, his wife, and possibly children passage to Marseille, dated October 2nd, 186X, with signature and ink stamp of Second French Empire, lower left. Unframed. 16 5/8" H x 10 3/8" W. Note: Reverend Cunningham served as the preacher at Church Street Methodist Church in 1847. The Reverend Cunningham later served as the preacher of a small Methodist Episcopal Church, South congregation from 1873-1874. (source: The Standard History of Knoxville, Tennessee, William Rule, George Mellen, J. Wooldridge eds., 1900)

Property of a Tennessee Religious Institution.


Overall good condition. Masking tape repairs to fold lines, minor staining, and toning. Later inscription added to lower right-hand side.

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