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Robert Fulton Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: November 14, 1765 in Little Britain Township, Pennsylvania
Died: February 24, 1815 in New York City, New York
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In 1801, Fulton (1765-1815, born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) was commissioned by Robert R. Livingston, U.S. Minister to France, to build a steamboat. After successful experiments on the Seine in France, Fulton returned to the United States and succeeded in building the first commercially successful steamboat. This boat, with the final name Clermont, steamed from New York to Albany and back between August 17 and 22, 1807. Thereafter, Fulton designed 17 steamboats, a torpedo boat and a ferry.
  • ROBERT FULTON Robert Fulton who designed and built first practical commercial steamboat signs an autogrpah sentiment. Autograph sentiment signed: "Yours truly/R. Fulton", 1p, 6¾x1¾, mounted to page of similar size. Recipient's name and date also in Fulton's hand: "C.D. Calder Esqr/Jan. 9th 1813".

    Sale Price $1,530.00


  • Fulton signed this document - buying 32 lots of land in the town of Jersey, New Jersey for $1,000 - in 1809. He signed it the same year that he filed his first patent for improvements in navigation by steam and one year after marrying his wife Harriet Livingston. Pieces by Fulton are rare in any form, and legal documents, like this, are doubly so. Accompanied by an unsigned engraving of Fulton based on an Alonzo Chappel portrait.

    Sale Price $4,037.50


  • ROBERT FULTON His scarce signature below the three closing lines of an autograph letter Partial Autograph Letter signed: "Robt Fulton", 1 page, 8x3. No place, no date. In full: "Getting your civilities to him or assistance in case of necessity while he continues in France will much oblige me your sincere friend".

    Sale Price $1,530.00


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