[Long Beach, Ca: ca. 1952-3]. Hilton's last novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, was published in the UK and... Read More about Manuscript archive for his final novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN
Elizabeth, New Jersey: April 12, 1774. The document, written in a neat secretarial hand, if for a tract of land on Canoe Brook in Essex County, New Jersey, near "the Road that crosses the Mountains from Newark to Morris Town", that is being sold by to Frederick Jones by Jonathan..... Read More about Manuscript Deed to a Piece of Land in Essex County, New Jersey, with Legal Description, April 12,...
[New Jersey]: March 9, 1747/8. This is a quit claim to a tract of land on Canoe Brook in Essex County, New Jersey, owned by Gardner, and assigning title to Samuel Gardner, probably a relative. The very densely written document is signed by Isaiah Ball, Gershom Wood and Thomas Gardner..... Read More about Manuscript Quit Claim to a Piece of Land in New Jersey owned by Thomas Gardner
Charter-House: 6 May 1794. With the seal. To Dundas telling him of his appointment as a governor of the Charterhouse in the place of the late Earl Camden [Charles Pratt]. Read More about Manuscript letter written in the third person to Mr. Dundas, with Archbishop's seal affixed
Eddie Cantor, Josef Hoffmann, C.B. DeMille to Alfred Eisenstaedt. Eddie Cantor (1892-1964) began his stage career in 1907, and a half-century later was still going strong on TV's “Colgate Comedy Hour”. He was a Ziegfeld Follies star, a radio headliner with his own shows, and a star of screen and..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1938 [with, on verso:]...
Boston: March 30, 1860. He Introduced the Mail Box. Nahum Capen (1804-1886) , historian, phrenologist, and postmaster, served as Postmaster of Boston from 1857-1861, and "is said to have been the first postmaster in the country to introduce street letter-boxes and to work out a free delivery system." Read More about Autograph Letter signed ("Nahum Capen"), as Postmaster, to the Honorable W.H. English...
New York: May 13, 1912. “Truly the way of the filanthropist [sic] is hard”. To John A. Stewart of the National Committee for the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Peace, “Congratulations upon your success so far. You may be sure that I will do all in my power..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Andrew Carnegie”), to John A. Stewart
London: 56 Regents Park Road, 16 September 1875. Writing to Youmans that he is sending the last corrected revise of his lecture as asking for the earliest insertion into the magazine, continuing that he will be giving his lecture on Human Automatism at Belfast on the 27th “which wil be..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "William B. Carpenter" to E[dward] L.Youmans, the Editor of...
Poulton-Lancelyn, Bebington, Wirral: 1951-1952; published by Cassel, 1953. First Publication of the Diaries of Lewis Carroll: the Editor's Manuscript. Before the publication of this work, the Diaries of Lewis Carroll had been largely unavailable after their temporary disappearance following the publication of Collingwood's THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LEWIS CARROLL..... Read More about Editor's Holograph Manuscript of THE DIARIES OF LEWIS CARROLL, NOW FIRST EDITED AND SUPPLEMENTED...
Tripoli: 14 July 1799. This letter unites two American consuls to the Barbary states in a proposed business venture involving various goods. Both James Leander Cathcart and William Eaton had been appointed as consuls by President John Adams. In this letter Cathcart proposes a joint business venture to Eaton (likely..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed, from James Leander Cathcart, the American Consul at Tripoli, to William...
N. P., Hamilton Palace and Jordans Hotel: 8, 5 and 3 February 1813. Friends of Religious Liberty. Concerning a meeting of the Friends of Religious Liberty [or Freedom] who were backing the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Holland writes about the meeting, mentioning that he had spoken with Lord Lansdown about..... Read More about A group of three autograph letters signed the first by Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland...
By the Man Who Painted “September Morn”. Paul Emile Chabas (1869-1937), born in Nantes, was a student of Bouguereau, and became a fashionable and honored painter. His speciality was the female nude, rendered with great charm; his most celebrated painting, produced around the turn of the century was imported by..... Read More about Card signed in ink: “Avec grand plaisir / Paul-Chabas”
London: Feb 24, 1831. Chalmers was a Scottish mathematician, political economist and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland.Reading in part in a wretched hand:"I have just time to say that I have seen Dr. L---, and have recommended Pinhester (?) to him...but I am a ---shattered by the..... Read More about A.L.S. To Patrick Falconer, Gasgow
Rare, Early Channing letter, 1811. An extremely early letter from the 31-year-old Channing “on order” from the Committee of the Bible Society of Massachusetts:“… Dr. Morse has communicated to me a part of your letter to him in which you express your desire to be furnished with Bibles for distribution…..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“W.E Channing”) to “Mr. Greely” of Turner, Maine regarding his...
1908. American Painter William Merritt Chase. William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was born in Indiana and worked there for a time as a portrait painter, but came east to study in New York, and subsequently in Munich, beginning a lifetime habit of travel and study abroad. He developed into a famous..... Read More about Card signed in ink: “Wm M. Chase”
Salt Lake, [Utah]: May 31, . Founder of Chautauqua Movement. Writing that he is en route to the Yosemite S[unday] S[chool] Assembly and that he has have circulars concerning the C. L. J. C. (Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle) sent to him. Vincent was the Founder, with Lewis Miller of..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "J. H. Vincent" To "Dear Friend."
Luton, England: 24 March 1578. Bedfordshire history. An indenture between Thomas Cheyney of Bramanyer, in the parish of Luton in the Countie of Bedford and John Partridge, who is described as a yeoman -- which is a comparatively wealthy non-titled farmer.It is compartively unusual to see a seal survive on..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England
New York: 1921-23. Mary Graham Bonner was a children's book writer and for some years wrote the daily bedtime stories syndicated by the Associated Press, and collected in her book "365 Bedtime Stories". These are 5 of the daily stories collected there, from the author's series in newspapers called "Daddy's..... Read More about Five Typescripts of short stories, each signed
258 Henry Street, New York: 13 November, 1861. Bishop writes Aldrich regarding a legal case concerning a lien on some property, in the post script he writes "The news from the South today is cheering-important & fully confirmed. Our troops have taken Port Royal, 2 or 3 forts & made..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "J. W. Bishop" to Daniel Aldrich, a lawyer in Warren or...
Washington, D.C: 1862. Copperheads and Unconditional Unionists. This compelling, historical manuscript was penned during the contentious and hostile political environment that was pervasive during the Lincoln Administration. The subscription is for a speech by Pendleton arguing the constitutionality of the proposed “Legal Tender Act,” authorizing the government to issue paper..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Subscription for copies of a speech made by Rep. George H. Pendleton Before...
[Springfield: 1863-5]. The German-born Sigel came to American in 1852. Enlisting in the Army during the Civil War he rose to be Major General. In 1864 Lincoln appointed him to the command of the Department and the Army of West Virginia. He was very actively involved during the battles of..... Read More about Engraved portrait extracted from “Abbott's Civil War”
Washington, D.C: 27 March 1850. Kentucky Senator Henry Clay (1777-1852) writes to former Delaware Senator and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard H. Bayard (1796-1868) and his wife Mary on the tragic death of their son Charles in the Bay of Naples. Charles, only 21 years old at his death..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“H. Clay”), to Mr. and Mrs. [Richard] Bayard on the death of their...
N.p: Jan. 10, 1963. Clay on Military Heroes. “I wish that I could single out a single military hero. For dash and brilliance in battle, I would select ‘Jeb’ Stuart and George Patton; for brilliant strategy, it would be Napoleon and Hannibal. However, for sheer character and selflessness in leadership..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed, to Peter Eisner, President of Junior Philatelic Americans, in response to a...
n.d. [ca. 1894]. Read More about Autograph Manuscript, entitled “Cleopatra”
New York: Viking, 1935. Advance Copy. Book is inscribed to Dan...from Humphry. With 2 page manuscript on foolscap yellow paper in pencil entitled "America at War" about Pearl Harbor Day laid in. Read More about Advance Copy of A Novel (As Yet Untitled