New York: May 12, 1813. Concerning an indenture between the Columbian Insurance Company of New York and Astor... Read More about Document, signed (“John Jacob Astor&rdquo
Morgan Hall, Fairford, Gloucestershire: Nov 25, 1905 & March 10, 1906. Read More about Two Autograph Letters, Signed, One to Miss Luff (autograph request)and another to Mr. Harris...
Brunswick, Maine: Nov., 2, 1858. "Your favor of Nov. 6 I have just rec'd. I regret very much that I have no autograph of the Emperor and have never had any. While in Europe I received some notes from distinguished men but they have long since passed into the hands..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("John S.C. Abbot") to Mr. Edward Brown Houghton
Haddam Neck, CT: 1825-1856. A Connecticut Shoemaker's Account Book 1825-1856. A wonderful look at a craftsman's life in early 19th century Connecticut. Most of Clark's trade came from mending shoes, for which he averaged 40 cents a pair, his steadiest customers being members of the Brainerd family, an old and..... Read More about Manuscript Account Book of Edward R. Clark, Shoemaker
1761. An invoice for whitening, ceiling repair, spotting, mending an oven; docketed for Mr. Waine's account on verso. Read More about Account for Painting "1761. Mr. William Waine to Thomas Etheridge, Dr;..."
Roxbury, Bosston, Mass: April 1, 1910. German Immigrant Dialect Poem. After his service in the Civi War, Charles Follens Adams (1842 -1918) began writing humorous verse for magazines and periodicals. His “Leedle Yawcob Strauss” was written in 1876, and first published in book form in LEEDLE YAWCOB STRAUSS, AND OTHER..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript, signed (“Chas. Follen Adams”) and dated (“April 1, 1910”) of 8...
Quincy [MA]: 11 September 1843. John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis. In this letter to Noah Webster's son William G. Webster, the former President endorses the suggestion of “purchasing the synopsis of [your father's] great work and causing it to be deposited in [the Library of..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to the son of Noah Webster, concerning his support of the Federal...
[New York]: 27 October 1954. Addams to a Little Admirer. The great American cartoonist of the macabre writes:“Dear Robert, Thanks for your very kind letter. I’m glad that you like my pictures and I will try to do more of them. They’re all so special, that it isn’t easy to..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed (Chas Addams), to Robert Black (sic Block
Washington, D.C: November 22nd, 1899. The letter traces the diplomatic claims of Great Britain in Alaska and goes into detail about the 2 contested parts, the "Portland Channel" and the parallel 50 degrees to Mt. St. Elias. He is grandfather of John Foster and Allen Dulles. He was also TR's..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed. To Mr. Miller
N.p: n.d. [ca. 1892?]. Two lyrics, literally back-to-back, expressive of the poet’s yearning for escape. Read More about Autograph manuscript copies of select stanzas from his Poems "Insomnnia" and...
[Boston]: 59, Mount Vernon Street, . Read More about Manuscript fair copy of "Books and Season " 14 lines, Signed in full. Published as...
[Washington, D.C: Globe Office, c. 1833]. The Alexandria Canal was major significance for water transportation into Virginia. Hardin was an important Kentucky politician, who serves several terms in the Houise of Reps. and led the way for the passage of the bill for construction of the canal. The canal connected..... Read More about Subscription List for "Speech (given in Congress) of the Hon B. Hardin (1784-1852) on the...
London: 1 November, 1957. "Self-discipline is the professional writer's primary need" Interesting letter from Ambler, in answer to the question, "How important to you was your high school education, and is college experience necessary for creative writing?"Ambler points out that in England "there is no real equivalent of 'high school'..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Ambler") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's...
16 Pelham Crescent, London: 1st April, 1955. Writing, in part, “Your letter of February 15th has only just reached me. Unfortunately, I left the house to which it was addressed eight years ago. Reading your letter now makes me even sadder that I was before at the way things worked..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, To Mr. Edwin Knopf, of Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Various places: 1937-40. On American Realism. The American authors Frazier Hunt, Flannery Lewis, Willen Brand, Rupert Hughes, Bradford Smith, Margaret Ayer Barnes and Hans Otto Storm respond to Kronovet's question “Has American Realism contributed anything beyond Balzac and Zola.” Accompanied by an autograph note signed, "Gilbert Parker” to Schoenwold thanking..... Read More about Collection of 8 letters from literary figures to Dr. Milton Kronovet, V. S. D. C
places: 1960-1970s. Columbia Writer's Conference. Much of the correspondence relates to the Writers Conference that Humphreys directed for Columbia University, authors sending in acceptances and regrets, some relate to grants and others from friends such as Leoni Adams Troy consisting of seven cards with notes (some additional leaves inserted) and..... Read More about A group of letters from American authors consisting of 36 typed and autograph letters and 7...
Various places: 1962 - 1972. Read More about Small archive of 6 Letters signed (5 Typed, 1 Autograph) to the New York photographers PACH BROS,...
[Burlington]: 7 April 1783. Entrepreneurs of the Revolution. The lands contained all the necessary materials for shipbuilding, and in the Revolutionary War its "bog iron" made cannon balls while its hidden coves sheltered privateers. Blast furnaces, sawmills, glass factories, and brick and tile works followed until the Industrial Revolution drew..... Read More about Autograph Letter signed ("Rich Wescoat") to Major JOSHUA MERSEREAU in Elizabeth Town...
The Hague: 's-Gravenhage, 2 October 1958, 31st July 1959. ¶The noted historical writer provides more recent biographical information for Hartley. Hartley had enquired how valuable to his creative writing was his formal education. To which he responded that “high school” was certainly important but that he sees “the most important..... Read More about Two typed letters, signed “Jo van Ammers-Kuller” and a typed synopsis entitled “Diana. The...
Sidney, Montana: 8 April 1995. Anderson describes her advent into writing following a successful medical career. Her study of Genesis and subsequently of man brought her to a better understanding of man both medically and psychologically and what she terms “the truly insightful fusion of science and religion–which can open..... Read More about Typed letter, signed “Camilla M. Anderson”
Bronxville, NY: n.d., ca. 1966. Angelo, Valenti. All of Angelo's original illustration used in the 1966 Limited Editions Club publication of Hawthorne's TWICE TOLD TALES, including title-page, introduction, and colophon, and one illustration for each of the 24 tales. Read More about 27 original gouache illustrations for the Limited Editions Club publication of Hawthorne's TWICE...