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Alexander Cartwright Signed Documents Relating to the Hawaiian Royal Family (3)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,700.00

Alexander Cartwright is best remembered today as the man who helped formulate the modern rules of baseball in 1845. Unbeknownst to many, however, is that Cartwright left New York soon after and eventually settled in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he became one of the Island's most prominent and well respected businessmen. His friendship with the royal family of Hawaii resulted in Cartwright becoming the family's business manager and his firm, Cartwright and Company Ltd., continued to manage the family's estate even after his death. Offered here are three very elaborately produced documents relating to his role as legal representative of Queen Emma, all of which are signed ("9/10") by Cartwright. 1) Lease agreement, dated May 11, 1874, between Queen Emma and a local citizen for a parcel of land in Honolulu. Signed in black fountain pen by Alexander Cartwright, as her "Attorney in Fact." The large format document (10.25 x 15.25 inches) is beautifully scripted in blue fountain pen and has also been signed by the other party and a witness. Ex, with normal fold lines. 2) Notarized lease agreement, dated July 23, 1881, between Queen Emma and a local citizen for a parcel of land in Honolulu. Signed in black fountain pen by Alexander Cartwright, as her "Attorney in Fact." The three-page document (8 x 9.25 inches) is handwritten in black fountain pen and has also been signed by the other party, a witness, and the notary. Ex, with normal fold lines. 3) Lease agreement, dated April 9, 1878, between Queen Emma and a local citizen for a parcel of land in Honolulu. Signed in black fountain pen by Alexander Cartwright, as her "Attorney in Fact." The three-page document (8 x 12.5 inches) is handwritten in black fountain pen and has been signed by the other party. Vg-Ex, with a few tears along the fold lines. Ex. From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,700.00


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