Half-Way House / Steyning Road, Rottingdean: 4 October 1933. A Plea to TE Lawrence re the Memory of... Read More about Autograph Letter signed ("Maurice Baring") to T.E. LAWRENCE
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”
Philadelphia, Pa. & Burlington, Vt: Oct. 28, 1830 - Dec.ember 22, 1837. Elihu Chauncey’s Receipt Book, Founder of Reading Railroad. Elihu Chauncey (d. 1843), younger brother of the famous clergyman Charles, graduated from Yale in 1796 and moved to Philadelphia. He was Cashier of the Pennsylvania Bank, when Joseph Norris..... Read More about Manucript Receipt book, signed by merchants, officials, collectors, etc
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”
N.p: n.d. [ca. 1890?]. Politician or Statesman. "The politician looks to the good of 'the party' and to his personal ascendancy. The statesman builds his fame upon the welfare of his country. C.M. Clay"Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903), knew something about the difference between a politician and a statesman: an abolitionist..... Read More about Autograph sentiment, signed ("C.M. Clay"
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...
New York: 2 May 1907. Clemens writes to his middle daughter ("O dear Ashcat"), giving an account of his visit, by yacht, to the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Fair: "...we did have a Foggy & gashly time! - after the first day of the fair, which was sunny & bright. The others..... Read More about AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("FATHER"), TO HIS DAUGHTER, CLARA CLEMENS
New York: Postmarked 22 May 1908. A warm and loving letter from Clemens to his youngest daughter, Jean (1880 - 1909), then at Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass, during one of the extended separations from her family due to her need for special care for her epilepsy: "Your beautiful letter..... Read More about AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("FATHER"), TO HIS DAUGHTER, JEAN CLEMENS
n.d. [ca. 1894]. Read More about Autograph Manuscript, entitled “Cleopatra”
Buzzard's Bay: [Gray Gables], 16 September 1900. Responding to a letter from Hill, a newspaper editor, concerning misreprentations of himself and the currant political situation, noting that he has not thought of involving himself in the campaign or touching the political situation but appreciates Hill's "courteous offer and should not..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "Grover Cleveland"
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
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...
V.p. at sea, and Cuba, Florida, Greece, Italy: 1822-33. Commonplace book kept by a sailor in the West Indies and Mediterranean, largely consisting of original compositions — poems, songs, prose, drama, including the account of a pirate attack in the Florida Straits — and embellished with 15 watercolor drawings.The sailor..... Read More about Sailor's commonplace book with entries comprising original drawings, stories and poems, written...
Haddom, Connecticut: 28 February 1732. Read More about Autograph manuscript deed signed “Jeremiah Gates”
V.p: v.d., 1925-1927; 1935-1939; 1965. CONNETT ARCHIVE. Select group of correspondence received by Connett on sporting and related subjects that demonstrates the wide range of his circle of acquaintances, including authors, editors, sportsmen, fly-fishing enthusiasts, and pillars of Greenwich society:- GRAND, Gordon. A.N.S., Dec. 12th, [n.d., 1930s], Millbrook, 2 pp...... Read More about Archive of 13 Letters, chiefly on Sporting and Angling subjects, addressed to Eugene V. Connett,...
N.p: n.d. [Ca. 1932]. Connett on Fly-Tying. A carefully written article, intended for the novice fly-tier, replete with specific suggestions, sources of materials (with addresses), recommended books, and descriptions of supplies and equipment needed. In addition, Connett relates a number of tips which have occurred to him along the way..... Read More about Lightly corrected typed carbon of an article, “Notes on Dressing Trout Flies”