Sale 493: Rare Manuscripts & Archives

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Datum der Auktion: 15.11.2012

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Signed photograph

Title: Signed photograph Author: Abbott, Bud & Lou Costello Place: No place Publisher: Date: No date Description: Signed photograph, approximately 9½x7¼", framed. Overall 12¾x10¾". Also, two clipped signature, faded, pasted to lower portion of photograph. Lot Amendments Condition: Photo trimmed at

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph document, dividing the land of a deceased father between his two...

Title: Autograph document, dividing the land of a deceased father between his two sons, Josiah Adams and Stephen Adams Author: ** Place: [Birmingham, AL?] Publisher: Date: June 25, 1785 Description: 12¼x7¾. Autograph document which describes the land and how it will be divided. * The lot also

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed from an Alabama "Johnny Rebel" in Wisconsin on...

Title: Autograph Letter Signed from an Alabama "Johnny Rebel" in Wisconsin on "Rads" and "Darkies" Author: McStearns, T.P. Place: Monroe, Wisconsin Publisher: Date: August 30th, 1868 Description: 4 pp. To George F. Lowman in Eufaula, Alabama. “…We get up at four oclock in the morning and feed the

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Note, signed

Title: Autograph Note, signed Author: Alexander, Grand Duke of Russia Place: Cincinnati Publisher: Date: December 28, 1928 Description: Autograph Note, signed. 9.5x15 cm. (3¾x6") Original envelope present. To Mr. Russell F. Bush of Philadelphia, thanking him for his letter. Grand Duke Alexander was

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph sentiment, framed

Title: Autograph sentiment, framed Author: Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir Place: No place Publisher: Date: Sept, 12, 1902 Description: Autograph sentiment, signed, approximately 2½x3¾", matted and framed with a small modern reproduction of one of his artworks. Lot Amendments Condition: Small stain at

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 10 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed from British poet Frederick Locker, friend of great...

Title: Autograph Letter Signed from British poet Frederick Locker, friend of great writers of England and America, predicts war with the United States Author: Locker, F[rederick] Place: [London] Publisher: Date: August 6, 1861 Description: 3 pp. Written in the fifth month of the American Civil War

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Quarter share ticket in the Grand State Lottery of Maryland, c.1818

Title: Quarter share ticket in the Grand State Lottery of Maryland, c.1818 Author: Cohen, J[acob] I. Place: Maryland Publisher: Date: [c.1818] Description: Woodcut on paper, printed in black and red. 2¼x6. A rare early American lottery ticket. Signed by Jacob I. Cohen and another. From Cohen's

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed from discredited General, praising disgraced financier

Title: Autograph Letter Signed from discredited General, praising disgraced financier Author: Armstrong, John Place: Lower Red Hook, [New York] Publisher: Date: Sept. 14th, 1821 Description: 1 pp. + Stampless address leaf. To Thomas Morris, New York: “I shall be much obliged by an opportunity of

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Note Signed giving notice that Minuteman Peter Philips has...

Title: Autograph Note Signed giving notice that Minuteman Peter Philips has secured a substitute to serve in his place Author: Pitkin, Ashbel and Joseph Church Place: Hartford, CT Publisher: Date: August 18, 1780 Description: Autograph note, signed by Select Men of Hartford, Ashbel Pitkin and Joseph

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 250 $ - 350 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph note listing officers at Winter Hill in 1778

Title: Autograph note listing officers at Winter Hill in 1778 Author: Titcomb, Oliver (1729-1795) Place: [Boston] Publisher: Date: January 27, 1778 Description: 1 pp. ANs by Oliver Titcomb, Capt. 4¾x6¼. * Also includes 8 pp. autograph journal including expenses and basic movements to and from Winter

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Eleven letters plus one order form from the War Camp Community Services...

Title: Eleven letters plus one order form from the War Camp Community Services - addressed to architects Kilham & Hopkins in 1919 Author: Kilham & Hopkins, Architects Place: Publisher: Date: July - December, 1919 Description: Includes 11 typed letters, signed + 1 order form with an attached check

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 200 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Archive of approximately 120 autographed items including British statesmen...

Title: Archive of approximately 120 autographed items including British statesmen and nobility; American clergymen; and others Author: ** Place: Variuos places Publisher: Date: c.18th-20th centuries Description: Approximately 120 autographed items, including autograph letters signed, documents

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 700 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Letter of recommendation for the widow of a Civil War soldier from the...

Title: Letter of recommendation for the widow of a Civil War soldier from the Surgeon General of the United States Army Author: Barnes, Joseph K. Place: Washington, D.C. Publisher: Date: December 14, 1881 Description: 2 page Letter, signed, on War Department, Surgeon General's Office letterhead

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Manuscript document signed by Egbert Benson, first Attorney General of New York

Title: Manuscript document signed by Egbert Benson, first Attorney General of New York Author: Benson, Egbert Place: Kingston, NY Publisher: Date: Octo. 12th, 1779 Description: 1 pp. Manuscript document signed by a committee of three people, including Egbert Benson. 7½x8¼, plus thin line of paper at

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Nine report cards from Betts Military Academy for the school year of...

Title: Nine report cards from Betts Military Academy for the school year of 1883-1884 for a student named Palmer H. Lewis Author: ** Place: Stamford, Conn. Publisher: Betts Military Academy Date: 1883-1884 Description: 9 report cards, engraved and manuscript writing on paper. 7x6½. Dating from Oct

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 100 $ - 150 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Ewing to American banker and financier...

Title: Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Ewing to American banker and financier Nicholas Biddle Author: Ewing, Thomas Place: Lancaster, OH Publisher: Date: March 16, 1855 Description: 1 pp. with addressed franked leaf. 9¾x8. Includes an engraved portrait of Thomas Ewing. Both items with neat

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 250 $ - 350 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Archive of Antoinette Brown Blackwell, suffragette and first ordained woman...

Title: Archive of Antoinette Brown Blackwell, suffragette and first ordained woman minister in America Author: Blackwell, Antoinette Brown Place: Publisher: Date: 1842-1903 Description: Small archive of her family correspondence, some written by her, most written to her and other members of the

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed with her initial, from the first woman doctor in...

Title: Autograph Letter Signed with her initial, from the first woman doctor in America, about buying a black baby for dissection Author: Blackwell, Elizabeth Place: New York Publisher: Date: August 5, 1847 Description: 3 pp. including stampless address leaf. To her brother S.[amuel] C. Blackwell

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Account book of purchases for the library of Edward S. Buckley

Title: Account book of purchases for the library of Edward S. Buckley Author: Buckley, Edward S. Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Date: 1848-55 Description: Approximately 85 pages of neatly handwritten records. Comprising approximately one-half of the pages in a period account book, the remaining

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Hand-drawn plan for hydraulic elevators at Boston's Charles River piers

Title: Hand-drawn plan for hydraulic elevators at Boston's Charles River piers Author: Hoosac Tunnel Dock & Elevator Co. Place: Massachusetts Publisher: Date: [c.1880] Description: Graphite and color pencil on paper. 15¾x23. Several engineering notes at margins and within illustration. Comes with

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Deposition document, signed by Simon Bradstreet, the last Governor of the...

Title: Deposition document, signed by Simon Bradstreet, the last Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony - plus two other legal documents Author: Bradstreet, Simon Place: Publisher: Date: 1677-1700 Description: Includes: 1 pp. deposition, autograph document, signed by Simon Bradstreet. 6x7¾. Dated

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter, signed as Warren & Brandeis, regarding an on-going legal case

Title: Autograph Letter, signed as Warren & Brandeis, regarding an on-going legal case Author: Brandeis, Louis Place: Boston Publisher: Date: Sept. 15th, 1884 Description: Autograph Letter, signed, as Warren & Brandeis. On law-firm letterhead. Docketed on rear. Approximately 11x8½". To W.L. Putnam

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Document Signed by the second Mayor of San Francisco in Virginia City

Title: Autograph Document Signed by the second Mayor of San Francisco in Virginia City Author: Brenham, J[ames] Place: Virginia City, Nevada Publisher: Date: November 4, 1864 Description: ADs on blue paper. 2 pp. 12½x8½. Statement of company accounts. Expenses included “Advertising in Enterprise

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 80 $ - 120 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Signature, framed with portrait

Title: Signature, framed with portrait Author: Caruso, Enrico Place: No place Publisher: Date: No date Description: Clipped signature, approximately 1¾x4¾", matted and framed with a photographic portrait. Overall 14x11¼". Caruso (1873-1921) sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph document, signed by several members of the Catholic...

Title: Autograph document, signed by several members of the Catholic Congregational Society in East Greenwich, Rhode Island Author: ** Place: East Greenwich, [Rhode Island] Publisher: Date: June 20th, 1805 Description: 1 pp. 12¾x7¾. A document pledging to pay a membership fee, signed by 11 people

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Archive of 10 holograph letters and documents to or from William Shepard...

Title: Archive of 10 holograph letters and documents to or from William Shepard Wetmore, China Trade merchant and supercargo Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: 1835-1839 Description: Includes: Copy letter from John Cryder to William Wetmore. Marked "Private". 4 pp. July 4, 1835

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Manuscript proposal from the Foreigners of all Nations in Canton, calling...

Title: Manuscript proposal from the Foreigners of all Nations in Canton, calling for a ban on the sale of opium in China Author: Fox, Mr. Place: No place Publisher: Date: c.1834 Description: A document proposing to ban the sale of opium in China. 2 pp. With J. Whatman, 1834 watermark. 14¾x9¼. "The

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Small group of manuscript documents regarding trade from China

Title: Small group of manuscript documents regarding trade from China Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1820s-30s Description: Includes: Copy of a letter to Capt. Eliphalit Smith authorizing payment for a shipment on the Brig Macedonian. With certification attesting to the accuracy of the copy at

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed from an Illinois officer, recounting an 1864...

Title: Autograph Letter Signed from an Illinois officer, recounting an 1864 Richmond-Petersburg Campaign Author: Botsford, R.S. Place: Waukegan, Illinois Publisher: Date: August 16, 1910 Description: 10pp. (with 3 additional pages of unrelated philosophical thoughts). On stationery of the New

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 250 $ - 350 $

Datum: 15.11.2012

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Autograph Letter Signed from a Confederate soldier

Title: Autograph Letter Signed from a Confederate soldier Author: Davis, W.F. Place: Camp near Somerville Ford Publisher: Date: Dec. 3, 1863 Description: 2 pp. with Confederate turned cover, first usage with New Market, Va. postmark addressed to Miss Bobbie Beale Davis, Care of Mr. W.F

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 15.11.2012