n.p. [Paris?]: n.d [ca. 1920-1954]. Inscribed to his Sister. A lyrical piece in A minor, with a central... Read More about Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente"
Chrysler's Tex Colbert to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Colbert, trained as a lawyer, climbed the ladder at Chrysler, becoming President in 1950 and Chairman in 1960, his tenure marked with colorful controversy leading to executive fistfights and some internal dislocations not evident in his note to Eisenstaedt: “With thanks for a...... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, n.p., November 1955
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1983. No. 780 of 2000 copies, signed by the artist. Read More about Break of Day. Translated by Enid McLeod; Introduction by Robert Phelps
Bogota, Colombia: 17 October, 1866. Thank-you Letter From Mosquera, The Hero of Colombia, 1866. Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera (1798-1878), Colombian general and statesman, served in the War of Independence, attracting the attention of Bolivar, and went on to serve in high political office: Senator, Governor, Minister to England, and several..... Read More about Letter Signed, in Spanish, to Col. Elias P. Pellet, conveying the General's "infinite...
Luzern, Switzerland: 1808-1813. Read More about Souvenirs d’Amitie [Swiss Manuscript Commonplace Book with 7 Ornamental Watercolors
Altdorf, Weingarten, etc. [Germany]: 1852-1862. Charming and decorative mind-nineteenth-century German album of sentiments, most dated variously between 1852 and 1854. On the verso of a poem headed Trennung (Separation) and inscribed “Tobis seiner liebsten Anna” is a portait of a pensive young man and the caption “Jetzt bin ich’s nicht..... Read More about Collection of Autograph Sentiments in German, including Love Poems with drawings, preserved in a...
Haddom, Connecticut: 28 February 1732. Read More about Autograph manuscript deed signed “Jeremiah Gates”
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. First American edition. Read More about The Mirror of the Sea
[Washington, D.C: n.d. [ca. December 7, 1922]. Advice to a Young Man: “All you need to do is work and save your money”. Coolidge, as Vice President, writes a letter of advice to eighteen-year old D.M. Stoner. Reading in full:“Here is what I think is the right change. It is..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Calvin Coolidge”), to Mr. D.M. Stoner
Superior, Wisconsin: July 2, 1928. Happy Birthday Mr. President. "Thank you most sincerely for your more than kind letter of June 30th. It is especially pleasing to me to receive these cordial birthday greetings from you personally and on behalf of the American Legion. I wish there were some way..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed, on White House Stationery, to Edward E. Spafford
The White House, Washington: November 9, 1926. Washburn was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 3rd district from 1906-1911, and a friend to both presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Taft. The text of the letter reads in full: "My dear Mr. Washburn:- Thank you very much for..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed. On White House Stationery to the Hon. Charles G. Washburn of Worcester,...
[circa 1880]. Unique "remembrance" of the California whaling scene, about the Santa Barbara Islands and a charming period vignette abroad the Minerva. An account of Coomer’s sailor-friend, who landed a whale in front of a group of “pretty girls” on another boat: “…But the ladies had seen enough of whaling..... Read More about A Lively Whaling Scene [manuscript caption title
Los Angeles, Calif: November 13, 1957. Coop in Ten North Frederick. Read More about Typed Contract signed, between Gary Cooper and Twentieth-Century Fox , being agreement that...
[First published, New York: Wm. A. Pond, 1869]. “Sweet Genevieve” by Stephen Foster’s Friend, George Cooper. One of the most popular songs of the 19th century, with music by Henry Tucker, “Sweet Genevieve” is one of the few surviving song by George Cooper (1838-1927?), whose friendship with Stephen Foster in..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript signed (“George Cooper”), fair copy, of the lyrics to the song “Sweet...
Hollywood, California: Hollywood Hotel, March 2, 1920. Putting a Wreath on Bob Fitzsimmons’ Grave. Corbett was an American pugilist who won the heavyweight championship of the world from John L Sullivan in New Orleans in 1892 and lost it to Bob Fitzsimmons in 1897.Reading in part, “Yes I remember the..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Jas. J. Corbett”), to Mr. Kendrick
Paris: 13 June, 1823. Requesting 10 copies of Monsieur Belcher(?)'s poems, mentioning an article he read “on our Plato” which was “exceptionally nice to all of us”, requesting an address and asking for the publisher/bookseller to send some books with his compliments to Mr. Joussier.And early letter from the philosopher..... Read More about Autograph letter signed to his publisher “Monsieur Bossange, Libraire”
London: 26 June 1962. To Beatrice Lillie. "Darling, Darling ... no reason I am writing to you - Oh but there IS a reason - you sent me a sweet telegram - Thank you & all my love as ever / Noel" Read More about Autograph Note Signed ("Nol") to Beatrice Lillie ("Lady Peel"
London: A5 Albany, Piccadilly, 12 November 1979, 18 November 1982 and 26 April 1983. Fleur Cowles, was the editor and publisher of the elaborate fashion magazine “Flair.” Her husband, Gardner Cowles, was the editor of “Look.” Isabel Leighton, later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker, was a war correspondent, playwright, actress, radio..... Read More about Three letters, one autograph letter signed “Fleur,” 2 pages, two one-page typed letters...
England: 12 December 1557-8. Early Modern Marriage. This indenture between Anne Stanhopp of Etherlforde (a widow) and Thomas Cowper provides interesting insight into marriage contracts of the time.A tight, crabbed hand renders this an excellent paleographical example, as does the fact that it is in English. Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Philip and Mary
New York: July 11, 1919. “Yes I met Stephen Crane …”. Harris, writes to a fan of his magazine (PEARSON’S):“…Yes I met Stephen Crane in London when I was doing the ‘Saturday Review.’ Harold Fredericks brought him to me. I had already read 'The Red Badge of Courage.' and thought..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed, to E.C. Barney of Milwaukee, Wisconson, about Stephen Crane
Kensington, [London] 13 Holland Street: 1901. Reading in part, "I am afraid I could not say anything very definite with out seeing the works you are sending to Whitechapel-or have sent?..." Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("Walter Crane"), to Miss Halkett regarding the valuation of...
[St. Petersburg? 23 Sept., 1844. The Scottish Physician in Russia. "Monsieur -"Comme Monsieur votre père a eu la bonté de nous promettre de venir passer la soirée avec nous aujourd'hui, ce serait très aimable à vous de vouloir bien l'accompagner ... "Sir William Alexander Crichton (1791-1865) was born and educated..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("AW Crichton") to M. de Jordan, inviting him to spend the...
London: 12 Carlton Square, n.d. British Thief. Providing his signature at the request of the recipient . ACCOMPANIED BY A LEAF ADVERTISING WRIGHT'S LECTURES which Wright sent with the letter. Apparently Wright found God and turned over a new leaf. Read More about Autograph letter signed “Ned Wright”
Bing Crosby to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Read More about Autograph Inscription Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt on Crosby's memo paper, Hillsborough, CA June...
v.p., chiefly Hollywood and Palm Desert, California: v.d., 1953-1969. On Friendship, Clam Bakes, Sinatra, and Boozin'. Composer Jimmy Van Heusen (1913-1990) won four Academy Awards and one Emmy in a long career that included such hits as "High Hopes" and "Love and Marriage." Teamed with lyricists Sammy Cahn and Johnny..... Read More about Archive of letters, postcards, photographs, and notes from Crosby to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen
Havana: January 21, 1928. Reading in part: "We are charmed with Cuba. Our Eyes rest with delight upon the beauty of Cuba...We cherish the thought that Cuba in her liberty and indepedndence is the vindication of the idealism of the people of the United States." Read More about Typed Manuscript , Signed. A part of Chamber of Commerce Address on Cuba