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ELIZABETH COLT - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 28043

Elizabeth Colt signed this document to order a copy of a limited edition book, Venice Today. Signed with the name of her and her husband Samuel Colt's Hartford, Connecticut home, Armsmear. Document signed "Mrs. Samuel Colt/Armsmear Hartford, Ct.".

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Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition Add to watchlist:
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ELIZABETH COLT
Elizabeth Colt signed this document to order a copy of a limited edition book, Venice Today. Signed with the name of her and her husband Samuel Colt's Hartford, Connecticut home, Armsmear.
Document signed "Mrs. Samuel Colt/Armsmear Hartford, Ct.". Lead pencil and black ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6x8, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Order form from R. G. Hewbegin Co., Publishers, New York, for one limited edition copy of F. Hopkinson Smith's Venice Today. Armsmear was built in 1856 in Hartford, Connecticut by Samuel Colt as a home for him and Elizabeth Colt, whom he married in 1856. The house is now a National Historic Landmark; however, Hartford replaced its garden, ponds and greenhouse with ball fields and a skating rink. ELIZABETH COLT (1826-1905, born Elizabeth Hart Jarvis) married firearms pioneer Samuel Colt in 1856. A philanthropist, she created a number of memorials for her husband, who died in 1862, In 1905, she donated almost 1,000 pieces of art, documents and objects to the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut and a fund to build the Colt Memorial wing, the first American museum wing to be named after a woman. Worn at edges. Lightly creased at corners. Folds, crease through "m" of signature. Otherwise in fine condition.

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