Henry R. Luce to Eisenstaedt: "LIFE...began with Alfred Eisenstaedt" A wonderful note from the founder of Time and... Read More about Autograph Note, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt
Hidden House Center Conway, NH: June 25, 1928. Reading in part: "It would give me great pleasure if I could contribute to the proposed Club Volume. Unfortunately I have made no trip which had as its object hunting, exploration or natural history. My advanced years for some time debarred me..... Read More about T.L.S. To George Bird Grinnell, Honorary President of The Boone & Crockett Club
[London]: May 13, 1893. Letter outlining the Salvation Army’s early successes, as well as its financial difficulties. Reading in part, “The Scheme as outlines in my book ‘In Darkest England’ … may now be said to be fairly launched … An immense amount of misery has been relieved and remedied..... Read More about Holograph Letter (in secretarial hand), signed (“William Booth”) by Booth, to Archdeacon F.W....
Göteborg, Sweden: 3 February 1940. Reading in part, "I am goingto try to get over to Finland soon if they have any use for me there. Everybody is scared to help them. Here in Sweden we do all that is possible... Mr Roosevelt doesn't want to do anything. he is..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Carl) to Western artist Ed Borein, discussing the situation in Europe
N.p [St. Petersburg?]: n.d [ca. 1830s]. “Emeilan the Fool”. The working manuscript, with deletions and corrections, of the first two pages of George Borrow’s translation of the Russian folk tale “Emelian the Fool.” As the text differs substantially from the printed version, this is likely one of Borrow’s earlier attempts..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript fragment of “Emelian the Fool”
Boston: 19 March 1708. Early Eighteenth-century Boston Probate. An interesting record showing the probate methods of early eighteenth century Boston, from the listing of the goods, including some “homespun stuff made by ye widow for her own ware,” bedding and “wearing apparel,” to the confirmation by the widow of the..... Read More about Retained court recorded copy of a manuscript inventory made of the goods of the late Daniel...
County Fife, Scotland: November 2, 1795. [With:] HORSBRUGH, Thomas, Deputy sheriff clerk. Autograph Letter, signed (“Thos. Horsbrugh”), to Claud I Boswell. Cupar, Scotland: 24 October 1795. 4to (10 x 15 3/4 inches; 250 x 400 mm. across the fold). 3 1/4 pp. Usual fold lines. A very good copy. Torrential..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Claud I. Boswell, Sheriff of Fife”), to First Viscount Melville...
Midhurst, Sussex: Buddington, 18 June 1900. Coloring his Large Paper Copy. Bourdillon, best remembered for his poem beginning “The night has a thousand eyes,” writes (to publisher?), concerning the colouring of the plates of the Large Paper copy of A LOST GOD, his epic poem on the death of the..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed (“F. W. Bourdillon”) to publisher regarding the coloring of his Large...
V. P: 4 September 1869; 12 April 1828, April 1846. Writing to Mary Carpenter, daughter of Lant Carpenter, the unitarian divine who was also Bowring's tutor, that while it had been more than 30 years since he had been in Venice and that most of his ancient friends were dead..... Read More about Three autograph letters signed “John Bowring”
New York & London: Published by John Lane, Sign of the Bodley Head, (August, 1897). First edition. Printed for John Lane by Will Bradley, Springfield, Mass. Read More about The Earth Breath and Other Poems by A.E
Boston: Oct. 4, 1887. A good early letter on his law firm's stationery. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed. To Hon. Frederick David Ely (1838-1921). "We had hoped for an...
Beverly Hills, CA: 22 May 1995. ¶A very good letter from Ayn Rand's colleague stating “I am a firm believer in the value of education. The problem in today's world, however, is to get a good one. Is college experience necessary for creative writing? No; not necessarily. Can it be..... Read More about Typed letter, signed “Nathaniel Branden”
Washington, D.C: 26 October 1956. Short note following a photo session in early October for Life Magazine. Brennan, appointed to the Supreme Court by Eisenhower, was famed for his dissent from many of the majority decisions of the court.Reading in part “I certainly did not idly record ‘great artist’ in..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, to LIFE photographer ALFRED EISENSTAEDT
Philadelphia: 8 June 1791. Friends of the Constitution. Andrew Brown (1744-1797) established the “Federal Gazette” in 1788. It was the first journal to regularly publish the congressional debates and was the “main channel through which the friends of the federal constitution address the public” (Appleton). Read More about Printed subscription receipt for the “Federal Gazette,” accomplished and signed by Andrew...
n.p: Ca. 1936. Corrected Typescript of a George Bruce “Dr. Corrigan” Detective Story. One of a series published in the magazine: a pencilled note advises: “Get build-up of Dr. Corrigan from first story and insert in proper place.”. Read More about “Claim of the Little Red Bugs. A Doctor Corrigan Story”: Original typescript of this...
Washington, D.C: May 23, 1842. Reading in part, "In regard to Mr. Tyler's measures of nomination; I feel every disposition to support both when I can do so without a violation of principle; but I cannot approve his Exchequer project. Indeed it has but few, -very few friends in either..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed. To James A. Caldwell
Inscription reads "To Alfred Eisenstaedt-with appreciation, Pearl S. Buck. October 18, 1956." Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, October 18, 1956
Wirksworth, Derbyshire: Oct. 26, 1832. Bulwer-Lytton, as Editor of the New Monthly Magazine. Interesting missive from the novelist, early in his tenure as Editor of the New Monthly Magazine, coordinating with Hall the mailing of the Proofs with his own plans to travel to Knebworth. "As regards Southern I see..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed as Editor of the New Monthly Magazine, sub-editor and author, to S.C....
New York: February 11, 1957. Bunche on French. Letter to Irene Rodak, at the time working on her Masters of Education at the University of Buffalo, apologizing for the delay in returning a questionnaire (included here) on the role of foreign language in Bunche’s work. The first question asks, “How..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Ralph J. Bunche”), to Irene Rodak, with completed questionnaire and...
Saigon: 26 January 1970. Bunker had served in several countries as the American Ambassador including Nepal and India. His efforts had been recognized in 1963 when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was president of the American National Red Cross in 1954. Isabel Leighton, later Mrs. Arthur Hugh..... Read More about Black and white photograph of head and shoulders
[Burma: 20th century]. Read More about Burmese Manuscript on Palm Leaf
[Burma: 20th century]. Read More about Burmese Manuscript on polished palm leaves
Washington, D.C: December 21, 1947. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master”. “… I am glad to know that Mr. Justice William O. Douglas of this Court will speak at the public dinner to be held in observance of the 100th Anniversary of..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Harold H, Burton”) to Harry Barnard of the Altgeld Centenary Committee...
St. Brieuc, Bretagne: August 1, 1926. Byrne on Ireland. Eventually published posthumously by Sampson Low Marston in 1929, as IRELAND, THE ROCK WHENCE I WAS HEWN (the manuscript itself does not include "Ireland" in the title) it is one of the most important and personal works by the Irish-American Byrne..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Donn Byrne") of his essay:[IRELAND], THE ROCK WHENCE I...
Published New York: Harper's, 1920; ms dated at end of "New York, June 18, 1920." Donn Byrne Manuscript. Second novel by the Irish-American Byrne, who died tragically in 1928. Byrne, although born in Brooklyn of Irish parents, grew up in Ireland and identified himself strongly with his mother country, even..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Donn Byrne") of his second novel, THE FOOLISH MATRONS