Envelope Panel Hand-Addressed by Francis Scott Key - Star-Spangled Banner Writer
Envelope Panel Hand-Addressed by Francis Scott Key - Star-Spangled Banner Writer:
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY. Francis Scott Key (1779–1843) was a Baltimore lawyer who was inspired to write the “Star-Spangled Banner” after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British in 1814. ENVELOPE PANEL HAND-ADDRESSED BY FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, THE WRITER OF THE “STAR-SPANGLED BANNER” Envelope panel hand-addressed by Francis Scott Key to Judge Thomas Cramphin, “Thos. Cramphin Esqr., Montgy. Coty.,” measuring 10 by 6 inches; created in [Bladensburg, Maryland] on [June 15, no date]; accompanied with a copy of the original letter; in fine condition with minor soiling, a large tear to the top border from opening the letter, and four small holes near the bottom right corner; and contains a docket at the top in Cramphin’s hand.