Los 41188 – Tonga

1826 (Jun 29) Entire letter from a missionary, dat

1826 (Jun 29) Entire letter from a missionary, datelined „Tongataboo“, sent by John Hutchinson to the Wesleyan Missionary Society in London, telling of the first landing on Tongatabu with diary extracts from 23rd-29th, recounting their meetings with the indigenous population, ms „8“ rate, reverse with London Ship Letter and normal cds, front-side endorsed „No.1“ at top left, fascinating content and the first known letter from Tonga, a highly important exhibition item Note: Wesleyan missionaries arrived in Tonga in 1822 but no correspondence from their short stay is known. A second, successful, attempt to land missionaries took place in 1826.
Schätzung 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Auktionsdatum Fri 2 Dec 2016 at 11:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Verkauft für GBP 3’200