lot # 24 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Canton, 1836 (May 27), folded letter from Boston to Canton, datelined "Boston May 27 1836" from Jos. Smith to William S. Wetmore at Canton, endorsed "Capt. W.T. Ellorden" at bottom left; manuscript Chinese characters on flap; letter is a thank-you for receiving two boxes of tea and the possibility of sending his son to Canton to apprentice under Wetmore, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.