N.p: February 25, 1926. “Lincoln would remind us of it if he were alive today”. “America has always... Read More about Typed Sentiment, signed (“Herbert Hoover&rdquo
[Burma: 20th century]. Read More about Burmese Manuscript on Palm Leaf
[Burma: 20th century]. Read More about Burmese Manuscript on polished palm leaves
N.p: N.d. [after Jan. 21, 1868]. Autograph Notes on Africa by Richard Burton. Rough jottings on African exploration: “Good sport, elephants, rhino hippo & antelopes...find that L. alive but did not even sight N. part of Nyaza...” Mentions embarking Jan. 21, 1868, “In Africa 5 months.”. Read More about Autograph notes of approximately 70 words
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...
Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York: May 20, 1941 - May 8, 1944. "I cannot feel that he is gone ... " When Richard Byrd was just twelve years old in 1900, Adam ("Kit") Carson, a friend and associate of his father's in the family's law firm, invited the young... Read More about 5 Typed Letters Signed ("Dick") to the wife of his mentor and old friend, Adam C....
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
Johnstown, New York: 25 December 1834; 26 July 1839. Noted jurist and father of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Both relating to court cases concerning mortgages. Cady, a noted attorney specialized in equity and real property law known for his remarkable knowledge and expertise. In 1847 he was elected an associate judge... Read More about Two Autograph letters signed "Daniel Cady"
Hyattsville, Maryland: 24 February and 22 July, 1976. Cain writing of his current work "a child's book, a rewrite, for young consumption of one I ran across, that I never sent to the agent, about a child, a young girl, who was given a baby tiger to raise...tigers are a.... Read More about Two typed letters, signed "Jim", to columnist Cindy Adams
Rheem Valley, California: 22 June 1963, 13 January 1964 and 17 January 1966. Responding to Humphreys invitations to teach at the Writers Conference in New York 1964-65, declining but saying perhaps another time and in the last he writes that he does not expect to be in New York that... Read More about Three typed letters, signed “Erskine Caldwell” and “Erskine”
Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River: May, 1850 to June 1851. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader. In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams... Read More about Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and...
New York: n.d and 5 October 1979. Thanking Humphreys for the invitation to the Writers Conference but that she'll be going to the country when she returns from Boston. The second letter concerns his invitation to teach, stating that she was not teaching just then “beacuase of a book of... Read More about Two typed letters, signed “Hortese”
[No place but ?Augsburg: ca. 1770]. A charming manuscript copy of an Augsburg prayer book, embellished with engravings and original sketches — including architectural renderings and a hunting scene involving fantastic and mythical creatures. The text leaves numbered from 1–50, together with the 17 associated engravings correspond with the first... Read More about Christliche Tages Zeit in auferbaulichen feinen bildern Aus Alten Und Neuen Tästament
London: 8 Victoria Square, Pimlico, 16 September 1841. Thanking Young for his letter, writing that rheumatism in his wrist had prevented his responding earlier and congratulating him on locating Mr. Heldenmaier. Accompanied by a portrait of Campbell engraved by Edward Finden from a picture by Thomas Phillips. Read More about Autograph Letter Signed (“Thomas Campbell”) To Ronald Young
[London], Middle Scotland Yard Whitehall: 19 March , n.y.[after 1822]. Thomas Campbell: "a prim pure presbyterian poetaster" A witty acceptance letter to the mother of Thomas Hughes (author of TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS), from the Scottish poet Campbell (1777-1844), author of THE PLEASURES OF HOPE. Accepting the invitation to breakfast... Read More about Autograph letter signed "T. Campbell" to Mrs. [John] Hughes, accepting her invitation...
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...
London: Royal Opera Covent Garden, Week ending 28th June 1907. Payment voucher for £350 for Enrico Caruso's performances of two Verdi operas — La Traviata (26 June 1907) and Un ballo in maschera (28 June 1907) at the Royal Opera, Covent Gardens. Read More about Printed voucher, signed ("Enrico Caruso"