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"
Washington, D.C: 1879 & 1892. FIRST CALIFORNIAN JUSTICE, SECOND LONGEST SERVING AND FIRST TENTH SEAT ON COURT. Field was the first Californian appointed to the Supreme Court. Abraham Lincoln appointed him to the newly created tenth Supreme Court seat, to achieve both regional balance (he was a Westerner) and political..... Read More about Letter, Signed and Telegram (not in his hand). Both addressed to Curtis J. Hillyer
New York: May 7, 1860. In this letter Hamilton Fish (1808-1893), one time Govenor and Senator from New York, and Secretary of State under President Grant, writes to former Senator from Delaware, Richard H. Bayard (1796-1868), regarding the geneological details of the Bayard family's relationship through marriage to the Stuyvesant..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed. To Honble. Richard H. Bayard
Arlington, VT: 4 December 1947. To Martha Foley, the anthologist. Writing that having had trouble locating a copy of her story “The Apprentice” in her files she sends her own carbon copy to Ms. Foley. The story was originally published in England and she had needed a second carbon copy..... Read More about Typed letter, signed “Dorothy Canfield Fisher,” one page
London, British Museum: 21 August 1848. The Future Prime Minister of New Zealand. Fitzgerald acknowledges the receipt of “your obliging present of two specimens of Melania from the Falls of Essequibo” [Kaieteur Falls in Guyana] to the National Collections. Gourlie was a noted botanist and member of the Edinburgh Botanical..... Read More about ALS “James Edward Fitzgerald” as Assistant Secretary of the British Museum to William Gourlie
n.p: n.d. Typescript of a J.S. Fletcher Detective Story. Read More about “A Shot in the Night”: Typescript of this detective story, on 21 pages, approximately 6000...
R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth at Sea: Jan, 19, 1948. Captain of the Queen Elizabeth. Read More about Autograph Note Signed to LIFE photographer ALFRED EISENSTAEDT, "Mr Alfred Eisenstaedt stood...
Henry Ford II Praises Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Henry Ford's grandson and Chairman of the family firm, writes, “I enjoyed very much sitting for the pictures which you have taken...”. Eisenstaedt's 1955 portrait of Ford appears on page 202 of his WITNESS TO OUR TIME. Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, n.p., November 1955
Lower Grosvenor Street, London: 16 March 1759. First Refusal of a Pack of Hounds. Henry Vane (1726-1792), second earl of Darlington, writes to Sir Rowland Winn (c. 1706-1765), 4th baronet, at Nostell Priory: “Mr. Charles Pelham … told me that you had mentioned to him your intention of parting with..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed (“Darlington”), Proposing to Buy the Foxhounds of Sir Rowland Winn
England: Ca. 1864. Manuscript 19th Century Sporting Poems. A volume of particular interest, consisting of 60 pages on which are inscribed fair copies of 14 sporting poems, songs, and parodies, presumably in the hand of the author, the final entry dated Feb. 17, 1864. These are replete with local and..... Read More about Fox Hunting: Manuscript volume of sporting poems
Saint Jean d’Angély, France: Fevrier 11, 1786. Late 19th-century real estate dispute in this town in the department of Charente-Maritimes. Read More about Manuscript Legal document, in French, from the court of "la Sénéchausée de la ville de...
[ca. 1872]. A very early and well-written analysis by an amateur historian*, shortly afer the cessation of hostilities.The author begins: "It is but a few months since Europe saw the end of a struggle of which history affords so example. There have been fiercer battles fought, larger territories involved in..... Read More about Manuscript, working draft, entitled "The Franco- Prussian War, its causes & probable...
March 7, 1941. Inscribed beneath the image, "For Beryl Harold Levy, with every good wish from his fellow-worker in the vineyard of understanding the judicial process. Felix Frankfurter March 7, 1941."Levy was a legal scholar, philosopher, author, and an expert on the legal opinions of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Justice Felix Frankfurter, signed and inscribed to Beryl H. Levy
Washington, D.C: October 29, 1958. "I had already read, and with interest, your happy recall of Cardozo on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary ... "Justice Frankfurter thanks Levy for sending his words written on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Justice Cordozo's death. Beryl Levy was the foremost..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Felix Frankfurter") to Beryl H. Levy, about Benjamin Cardozo
London: 10 October 1568. Sixteenth century London. This document would be an excellent paleographical example of English secretary hand with interspersed Gothic lettering used for emphasis. The legal terminology is straigthforward and usual for contemporary documents. Numerous locations within London are named, though the hand is sometimes unclear enough to..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I between William Frankland and Hugh...
[New York?]: ca. 1950 (year of publication). "Jay Franklin" was the working nom de plume of John Franklin Carter, the syndicated New Deal columnist, radio commentator, public servant (Dept. of State & Agriculture), speechwriter for Harry Truman, intelligence advisor to FDR on Nazi party members, as well as the author..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript of his novel, CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE
1890-1897. Frazer to Grant Allen on Animism and His Creative Process. A fascinating group of letters whose scope ranges from animism and tree worship to private topics. In one letter, Frazer thanks Allen “for the kind present of ‘The Attis’” (Allen's translation of The Attis of Caius Valerius Catullus …..... Read More about Four Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen
France: inscriptions dated 1948-1950. The Hands of Gabin, Arletty, Fernandel, et. al. Wonderful collection of inscriptions and signatures of some of France's most celebrated actors and actresses of French stage and screen, all inscribed to the album's owner, "Michel", evidently a budding actor. The collection includes inscriptions/signatures from JEAN GABIN..... Read More about Autograph Album of celebrities of the French stage and screen
Convent, Morris County, NJ: Aug. 20, 1901. Regarding the Sale of ‘Trout Fishing in the North Woods’. Frost apologizes for his delay in responding (“I have had to let my correspondence remain at a stand still for some time”), but adds: “I have the drawing you refer to* and will..... Read More about Autograph Letter signed (“A.B. Frost”), to Mr. Enos B. Hunt, Jr., regarding the price of his...
Covent, Morris County, New Jersey: 17 June 189. TO WILLIAM DOXEY. A reply to Mr. Doxey, describing his son’s illness and surgery, “Tho it was successful and my boy is getting over it very well, my work piled up on me in the mean time and I may be too..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to William Doxey, San Francisco Publisher of THE LARK
A fine autograph quotation by Frost from “A Lone Striker”, a poem based upon recollections of his early life, and a work from which extracts in the poet’s hand are not often seen.Six lines, entirely in Frost‘s hand: “He knew another place, a wood, / And in it, tall as..... Read More about Autograph Quotation, signed (“Robert Frost”), a Fair Copy of a stanza from his Poem “A Lone...
[Cambridge, Mass.]: [c. January] 1958. Frost's obliging response to collector Lionel Aucoin's request for an autograph. Read More about Photograph Signed ("Robert Frost") and Inscribed at lower margin for Lionel Aucoin,...
Hastings: The Mount, High Wickham, 24 August 1914. Read More about Autograph Letter Signed (“Harry Furniss”) to Drexel North