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Autograph Note Signed, "Robert Venable Roper." One page, 5 1/2" x 1 7/8". No place [Stone Mountain?] No date [1924] Roper writes, in part: " We hope to unveil Gen. R.E. Lee's "head" on his birthday (Jan 19th) Wish you could be here. with me With lots of love, Devotedly Yours, Robert Venable Roper" A member of the Venable family, it was Robert Venable Roper's wife, the other beneficiary of William Venable's estate, sought to stop the transfer of the land at Stone Mountain to the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association on the basis that she had not been consulted. In the end her one-fourth share in the estate was deeded separately. Despite this family disagreement, Robert Roper was present at a number of social function held by the mountain to commemorate work there. A nice reference to a historic moment in the history of Stone Mountain! Extensive mounting traces on verso. Overall Fine. Robert's father Sam Venable deeded the north face of the mountain to the UDC in 1916, on the condition that it complete a sizable Civil War monument in 12 years.
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In 1887, Stone Mountain was purchased for $45,000 by the Venable Brothers of Atlanta

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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $112.50
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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