[Brooklyn: ca. 1912]. "Hail Brothers of the printing ink!" An unpublished manuscript of poems by the nineteenth century... Read More about "Random Rhymes in Manuscript and Reprint"
Victoria Hotel, Southport: July 2d/'82. Barnum on His Reciepts from the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum writes to his lecture manager, Major James Pond, declining an invitation to lecture in England and revealing his gross receipts from his Barnum & Bailey’s show. Reading in part, “Thanks for your offer for..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to Major James Pond
New York: December 25, 1862. Barnum Encourages the Wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: “If you will at the same time quietly suggest..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to “My dear Henry” [Henry D. Beach] about Miss...
n.p. [Paris?]: n.d [ca. 1920-1954]. Inscribed to his Sister. A lyrical piece in A minor, with a central section in A major, composed for the piano and inscribed by Lionel Barrymore to his sister:“Dédieé à Mlle. Ethel Barrymore.”Barrymore composed a variety of music, from solo pieces to large orchestral works..... Read More about Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente"
West Brighton and n.p: . Halpern wrote to Bartlett regarding a previous invitation to visit the “Morrissey” saying that he is ready to go and when is Bartlett ready for him. Bartlett replied that he could come the following Saturday. Bartlett, the noted Newfoundland-born Arctic explorer, who was with the..... Read More about Two autograph notes, first signed in margin of another letter as “R. A. Bartlett” and the...
New York: 597 Madison Avenue, 8 June 1942. Wheels within wheels. Auto-Ordnance Corporation manufactured the Thompson Submachine Gun and other “tommy” guns. Read More about Typed letter signed, “Bernie,” one page
Kingstree, South Carolina: 30th November n.y. Accompanied by a carbon of a “Private Wire” to Bernard Baruch on the S. S. Berengaria dated 16 August 1935 wishing him a glorious trip and sending him an invitation to visit on his return, signed Isabel and Fred Willis (Frederic A. Willis). Isabel..... Read More about Autograph letter signed “Bernie,” one page
New York: Dated December 3, 1931. Baruch was a great financier and governmental advisor, playing active roles as commissioner of the War Industries Board and chairman of the raw materials division of the Supreme Economic Council. Read More about One-page Typed Letter Signed (“B M Baruch”) to George P. Smith, on 120 Broadway stationery
London: 20 Queen Anne Street, 11 March 1879. Founder of Neurology in England. Asking after Youmans following his accident, noting that he had tried to reach Youmans when he was in England but found that he had left the day before. Writing that he had he no photograph of Clifford..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "H. Carlton Bastian"
New York: letter from Harry dated June 24, 1886; others undated. "There are so many of our family, all artists, in New York ... " A very interesting letter from Harry Beard regarding his distinguished family of artists and illustrators, in response to his election as honorary member of the..... Read More about 2 Autograph Letters (one by Harry, one by Frank) signed, with one signed sketch by Frank with...
N. P: [30 December 1903]. The Philadelphia artist, best known for her fine portraits of children and women. She studied under William Sartain and at the Académie Julian and Lazar School in Paris. She died in 1942. Read More about Card signed “Cecilia Beaux”
Waldorf-Astoria, New York: 6 June 1951. Beaverbrook to Eisie. Canadian-born Beaverbrook (1879-1964) made his fortune from Canadian cement mills. He moved to England and became a Conservative MP the following year. During WWI he was Minister of Information and bought a controlling interest in the Daily Mail. He was raised..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed (“Beaverbrook”), to Alfred Eisenstaedt, acknowledging a “beautiful...
San Francisco: November 1955. Builder Steve Bechtel to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. One of the most influential and beloved men in the engineering and construction industry, the man who as head of the family's Bechtel Corporation built the first nuclear plant to produce electricity (a FORTUNE article on him was titled..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt
[New York?]: n.d. Reverend Beecher to Chloe Beach. An amusing letter from the highly popular and controversial minister, novelist and reformer, to his good friend — or, as recent scholarship would have it, his very intimate friend — Chloe Beach, wife of Moses Beach, owner of the NEW YORK SUN..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“HW Beecher”
London: 1923. Belloc writes to his correspondent:"My Dear Sir,I am afraid there has been a bad contretemps about the autograph Extract you were kind enough to ask me to write for the Album to be presented to Lord [Douglas] Haig. I find ... that you wrote both in March and..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("HBelloc") to Sr ? Deighton (?), SJ, concerning an Autograph...
Richmond, IL: May 14, 1886. Bennett (1836-1898) composed the lyrics to what was to become one of America’s most well known hymns in 1861, with music by Joseph P. Webster. The account of its composition, in less than 30 minutes, is given in this manuscript “History”:“… I said, ‘Webster, what..... Read More about Autograph Transcription, signed (“S. Fillmore Bennett”), of his hymn “The Sweet...
N. P: n.d. . American Impressionist and Sporting artist. From the autograph collection of Harry P. Kuhn Jr. Read More about Card signed "Frank W. Benson"
N.p: n.d. [ca.1850]. Interesting note from the great French songwriter (1780 –1857) to an acquaintance: “I thank you … and am sending you all your letters, of which you doubtless wish to make an autograph collection. You are certainly giving a fine example to husbands. You are equally a model..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Beranger”), to M. Brissot
Boughton under Bleane: 1598. Sixteenth-Century Kentish History. This indenture from 1598, the 40th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, is between John Bert, a gentleman of Boughton Bleane (now Boughton under Blean, between Faversham and Cantebury) in Kent and Thomas Ruther of Bishopsborne in Kent. The two locations..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England between John Bert and Thomas...
Philadelphia: December 8, 1818. Clement Biddle 1740-1814, American Revolutionary soldier, b. Philadelphia. Early in the war, he helped organize the "Quaker Blues," a company of volunteers. He later served as deputy quartermaster general of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey militia, commissary general of forage under Nathaniel Greene in the Carolina..... Read More about Autograph letter, signed. 1 page to George Adams Esq. "Being better acquainted with the...
New York: 1884. Boldly signed by the great painter of the American West. Read More about Autograph inscription and signature “Sincerely yours / Albert Bierstadt” New York, May 16, 1884
April 11, 1941. Inscribed below on mount:“To Beryl H. Levy, with admiration and good wishes — Hugo L Black April, 11, 1941.”With a TLS from Black tipped to the back of the frame, dated January 22, 1941, concerning Levy’s book Our Constitution, and inviting him to visitA very interesting legal..... Read More about Photograph, signed To Beryl H. Levy
Cambridge: March 12, 1937. Brief letter written by Alice Stone Blackwell to Mr. Paine, offering assistance to the crew of the British merchant ship Linaria, who refused to put into port in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. She writes: "Dear Mr. Paine: Here is a small contribution for the..... Read More about AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ALICE STONE BLACKWELL, CONTRIBUTING MONEY TO THE CREW OF THE SHIP...
Cambridge: June 23, 1949. Letter signed by suffrage leader and activist Alice Stone Blackwell, less than a year before the end of her life. The letter, to Rev. George L. Paine, simply reads: "Dear Friend: Your kind communication has wholly bewildered me. I do not know in the least what..... Read More about Letter, Signed, from ALICE STONE BLACKWELL to REV. GEORGE L. PAINE
US Steel Chief Blough Praises Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Roger Blough became Chairman and CEO of US Steel, then the world's largest steel company, at the age of 48, when this was still a plum job of US industry. Here, he thanks Eisenstaedt for “A pleasant hour with an unusually effective..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed, n.p., n.d