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Auction Description for Hess Fine Art: Ephemera 19th Century Huge Important Oregon US Civil War Era Germany Austria Collection, Fine Art and Antiques
Auction Description:

A fascinating and rare discovery of scrapbooks compiled by Binger Hermann, including rare letters from government officials, presidents and community leaders.  Other Civil War era items, including tin types, autographs and more. An amazing collection of authors, important figures and musicians handwritten signed letters from Europe, mostly Germany and Austria.  Fine Art never offered before.  Visit daily for more items will be added frequently.

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Ephemera 19th Century Huge Important Oregon US Civil War Era Germany Austria Collection, Fine Art and Antiques (46 Lots)

by Hess Fine Art

April 15, 2017, 11:00 AM EST

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Saint Petersburg , FL, USA

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Original Curry Historical Fort Miners Gold Beach Oregon 1856 Charles Brown Saved Mary Christina Geisel from Indians Murder Story Recommendation Letter

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: This amazing recommendation for highest appreciation from the community honors Charles Brown for his life saving rescue of Christina and Mary Geisel. It includes a lengthy letter written by Christina Edson the former wife of the murdered John Geisel. Signed by Wm. Berry, Alexander Sutherd, O.W. Weaver. A truly amazing and rare piece found in the scrapbook of Hermann Binger. More items will be added daily to this auction, visit often for more fascinating historic documents never before discovered.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Scrapbook Letter Coquille River Valley from Ephraim C Catching About Indian Wife Death Handwritten to Binger Hermann including Letter from JB Dulley Dully Coos County Crescent City Oregon Pioneer Mining Days

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: This is an intriguing letter about Ephraim Catchers wifes death. Ephraim was a teacher who lived near Binger Hermann for a time in Crescent City and truly respected him. Both families were some of the first families to settle in Coquille Valley. This was written to Herrman to account for how Ephraim’s wife died. Ephraim’s wife was formerly an Indian student. A rare piece found in one of many scrapbooks of Hermann Binger. Also included on the back side is a letter from the Treasurer of Coos County Oregon JB Dulley to Binger Hermann mentioning a night 41 years ago including mention of Mrs. Lockhart, Ephraim Catcher, Alex Thrift and Captain Harris, written in 1901. These scrapbooks were bought on auction several decades ago by our consigner. Our last 2 images show the scrapbook these letters were taken from. Because of Binger Hermanns literary interest later in life, we believe he was compiling these scrapbooks to compile a book. More items will be added daily to this auction, visit often for more fascinating historic documents never before discovered.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Myrtle Point Coos County Oregon 1880 Lonaconing Block Binger Hermann Building Original Photograph

Estimate: $100 - $500

Description: In an excerpt from a book written by George Wimer: In 1888, the town Myrtle Point began to assume a more important air, built up rapidly, and in 1890-1 a new and vigorous impetus took hold and two hotels were doing a good business. The Lonaconing block was built south of the James Burk's and north of Wise and Benders's store by B. Hermann and given the name of his birthplace. Binger Herman Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept many photographs of Myrtle Point and surrounding Oregon communities in one of the scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consigner several decades ago. The last two photos show the scrapbook from which the photo was taken. Check our captivating auction daily as we add more historical lots from these scrapbooks.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images

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Robert Todd Lincoln Note to Binger Hermann June 1897 Reference to Harlan Case Chicago Signed Autographed Letter from Scrapbook

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: This is a note to Binger Hermann from Robert Todd Lincoln on 60 Lake Shore Drive stationary written in 1897. There is mention of WD Harlan, Robert T Lincoln was married to Mary Harlan and their families were intertwined personally and professionally. Binger Herman politician and lawyer, kept this personal note in a one of the scrapbooks purchased on auction several decades ago. Readable excerpts include: Chicago June 1897 60 Lake Shore Drive My dear Sir… acknowledging your May 28th …W.D. Harlan and …Of my appreciation of your action in his case. Sincerely Robert T Lincoln Attn Binger Hermann. The Department of Interior scrapbook this was taken from is pictured in the last 2 images. This is one of several important document and letters being offered in this auction. We will be adding hundreds of items so please check this captivating auction daily.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $160 (5 bids)

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William McKinley 1900 Reelection President Thank You Letters to Binger Hermann Land Office Roosevelt Secretary  George Courtelyou Autographed Signed Note 1902 Washington 2 Letter Lot

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This is 2 letter lot. One-a note to Binger Hermann, Commissioner of the General Land Office from President McKinley. It was typed 6 days after McKinley won his 2nd term and 10 or so months before his assassination. The letter on the other side was a thank you signed by Teddy Roosevelts personal secretary George B. Cortelyou. We wonder if it had anything to do with the Land Survey Arizona executive order Roosevelt made the following day Feb. 15, 1902. Binger Herman Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept this personal note in a one of the scrapbooks purchased on auction several decades ago. The last 2 photos show the Department of Interior scrapbooks where we removed these letters. These letters are part of hundreds of important documents and letters being offered in this auction. Check our auction daily as we add more fascinating historical lots.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $240 (4 bids)

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Benjamin Harrison Theodoore Teddy Roosevelt White House Invitations to Binger Hermann 1890 Original

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: Binger Herman Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept these personal invitations from William McKinley and Benjamin Harrison in one of the scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consignor several decades ago. These are part of hundreds of important documents and letters being offered in this auction. The scrapbook they were taken from is in the last 2 photos. Check our auction daily as we add more exciting historical lots.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Harrison invitiation has stains. Glue spots on back with scrapbook paper remnants. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $25 (3 bids)

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William McKinley 1897 President Signed Thank You to Binger Hermann for Mother Nancy Campbell Sympathy Autograph Letter

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: Dated December 21, 1897 and no doubt in reference to a sympathy note sent by Hermann Binger. President McKinleys mother Nancy Campbell McKinley had passed a few days prior to the date of this correspondence. Binger Herman Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept thousands of items collected throughout his in one of many scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consigner several decades ago. The last two photos show the scrapbook from which the note was taken. Check our lots daily as we add more to this exciting auction from these scrapbooks.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $210 (3 bids)

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Original Civil War 1864 Letter 1st Oregon Volunteer Regiment from A.C. Gibbs Governor to Binger Hermann to Join Recruit Union Coos Lane Douglas County

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: Dated December 16, 1864 and urging community Leader Binger Hermann to help in the Union War Department effort. Signed by Governor Gibbs. A newpaper article about Hermann from the Gazette is on the back side of the scrapbook page. The scrapbook this letter was removed from is pictured in the last 2 photos. Binger Hermann Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept thousands of items collected throughout his in one of many scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consigner several decades ago. The last two photos show the scrapbook from which the note was taken. Check our lots daily as we add more to this exciting auction from these scrapbooks.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Extra blue signature may have been added later. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $5 (1 bid)

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Theodore Teddy Roosevelt Signed Autographed Letter to Help Guy Waring Winthrop Okanogan Washington to Binger Hermann Land Office Boom Town Shafer Museum Historical Note

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: We found information about Harvard student and friend of Teddy Roosevelt, Guy Waring, in a story written by J. Smith in Boom Town News. Entrepeneur, settler, family man and important to the history of Okanogan County. Binger Herman Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept thousands of items collected throughout his in one of many scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consigner several decades ago. The last two photos show the scrapbook from which the note was taken. More intriguing lots will be added frequently to this auction.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $170 (2 bids)

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Theodore Teddy Roosevelt 1901 Signed Autographed Letter to Binger Hermann 1901 David Warford Flagstaff Arizona Forest Ranger Appointment

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This is a letter from the Vice Presidents office, but signed Theodore Roosevelt in reference to the appointment of David Warford as Forest Ranger. The copy of the letter referred is included, both extracted from one of the Department of the Interior scrapbooks of Binger Hermann.

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Current bid: $210 (2 bids)

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President Grover and Frances Cleveland 1895 Signed Autographed White House Name Place Cards from Binger Hermann Scrapbook

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: Two autographed President and First Lady Cleveland name cards from the massive and historically important collection of Binger Hermann. Binger Hermann Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept thousands of items collected throughout his in one of many scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consignor several decades ago. The last two photos show the scrapbook from which the items were taken. Visit this auction often for more fascinating lots being added daily.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Current bid: $260 (4 bids)

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Ben W Olcott Oregon Governor Signed Autographed Letter Klu Klux Klan Reference to Binger Hermann Roseburg Oregon 1922

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This letter signed by Governor Olcott, referring to an article written against the activities of the KKK, which Binger Hermann wrote for the Coquille newspaper. Binger Hermann Department of Interior, Land Commission head, politician and lawyer, kept thousands of items collected throughout his in one of many scrapbooks purchased on auction by our consigner several decades ago. The last two photos show the scrapbook from which the note was taken. Visit this auction often for more amazing lots being added daily.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Civil War Soldiers Letters 33rd Regiment Ohio Volunteers Acworth Georgia General  Sherman Expedition Bowling Green Camp Andrew Jackson Original Robert Wartenbe Union Correspondence 1862 1864

Estimate: $300 - $800

Description: This is a lot of 2 letters from Robert Wartenbe, and part of one note written from someone at home to Robert, with a locket of hair included as stated in the note. This lot has remnants of envelopes as shown, they may not be the exact envelopes that originally accompanied the letters. Use a full size computer screen to fully view and enjoy these letters. No reserve.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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Theodore Teddy Roosevelt Signed Autographed Letter Note to Binger Hermann from State of New York Executive Chamber 1899 w Salem Portland Presidential Article

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This is one of many original notes sent to Binger Hermann, we are unsure if it is an original signature or an executive office stamp. You will view this best by enlarging our pics on a full size computer screen. This did come from Binger's correspondence scrapbook full of authentic letters and important signatures. On the same page Binger glued an article describing this executive ride from Salem to Portland. The scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images. Visit this auction daily as intriguing new lots will be added almost every day.

Condition Report: Rough edges, normal paper toning and edge wear. Overall very fine with regard to age. Please enlarge all images.

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California 1918 Grove L. Johnson Handwritten Signed Autographed Letter to Binger Hermann under Taft 1918 Mention of Primary Evil Frances Heney

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This is one of many original letters handwritten to Binger Hermann and kept in one of his many Department of Interior Scrapbooks. Reading it is fascinating! The scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images. The reverse side of the scrapbook page shows interesting articles Hermann clipped which are somewhat relevant. Visit this auction daily as exciting lots will be added almost every day.

Condition Report: Overall very nice with regard to age. Paper is yellowed. Mounted on a scrapbook page.

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Oregon Land Fraud Scandal Original 1910 Letters from John N. Williamson to Binger Hermann Indicted Concerning Judge Jury Outcome Handwritten 8 Page Correspondence

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This is a 2 letter lot, original letters written by Williamson to Binger Hermann, both of them respected officials, yet supposedly unfairly indicted in the Oregon Land Fraud Scandal and eventually found either not guilty,with overturned verdict or other trial complications. These rare 8 pages are commentary and personal feelings about the general absurdities of the trial written in 1910. Awesome historical significance. The scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images. More intriquing lots will be added daily to this auction.

Condition Report: Normal paper toning, folded corners, overall very fine with regard to age. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Confederate General Senator Wade Hampton Old Run Battle Black Hawk Confederacy to Binger Hermann Signed Autographed Letters Plea for Female Clerk and D.C. Dejarnette to Office with S.H. Hazard Letter

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: This is a lot of 3 letters, two handwritten from Confederate Democrat Wade Hampton who was a compassionate and loyal public servant. His obituary clipping is also included which quotes him as saying “As a slave he was faithful to us, as a free man let us treat him as a friend.” On the back of the clipping page is a letter from S.H. Hazard. One letter refers to looking into what really happened with Mr. Lamar and Miss Manning, a female clerk. Intriguing read and wonderful historical value. The Department of Interior Hermann scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images.

Condition Report: Very fine with regard to age. Normal yellowing of paper and some staining. All still legible. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition and Rand McNally Signed Autographed Letters to Binger Hermann Concerning Maps and Copies of His Book 1898 1901

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: This is a lot of 2 letters. One signed by Rand McNally and one signed by Walter B. Stevens of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company. The scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images.

Condition Report: Overall very nice. Normal paper discoloration. see images

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Ormsby Land Office Salem Oregon to Binger Hermann Signed 1904 Autographed Letter Referring to GOP Speech Use of Fag End Term with Corresponding Original Newspaper Article

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: A personal letter praising Binger Hermanns speech of 1904 in Salem, discounting the use of the phrase fag ends- an inferior and useless remnant of something. The scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images.

Condition Report: Overall very good with some normal discoloration of paper. Please enlarge all images for your benefit.

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Binger Hermann Oregon Land Fraud Scandal Acquittal Lot of 12 Original Handwritten Congratulations Postal Telegraphs from Colleagues and Supporters May 2 1907 Original Newspaper Article with McKinley Photograph

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Description: These are Binger Hermanns personal telegraphs kept in his collection of scrapbooks that arrived with messages after his acquittal. It appears they are from Gerlinger, Jewett, Mack, Webster Davis, Metschane, Judge & Mrs Hamilton, F.W. Mondell, Bennett, Murphy, Masters, Simon, Pipes. Please view all images enlarged on a full size computer screen. This page of the scrapbook included the copy of a President McKinley photo. Last 2 images show Hermann's Department of Interior scrapbook these were removed from.

Condition Report: Overall very good, with normal age discoloration and edge wear, glue remnants.

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Coos County Oregon Historical Myrtle Point Hotel Coquille River Victorian Houses Homestead Original Photographs Pioneer and Newspaper Clippings from the Civil War Era Collected by Binger Hermann

Estimate: $100 - $500

Description: These are Binger Hermanns personal photographs and clippings, some with handwritten titles by Binger. Fascinating! Please view all images enlarged on a full size computer screen. This is 6 sides of scrapbook paper, 5 of those sides have photos or clippings, one side is blank. The last 2 images show the scrapbook these were removed from, belonging to Binger Hermann.

Condition Report: Very nice condition. Normal paper toning. Please view our images on a full size computer screen

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Genuine 1791 Signed Letter by Noah Webster To Mr Blakely Mr Watson Hartford Framed w Letter of Provenance

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Title Genuine 1791 Signed Letter by Noah Webster To Mr Blakely Mr Watson Hartford Framed w Letter of Provenance ; Description: Offering a genuine handwritten letter by Noah Webster on April 10th 1791 to Mr. Blakely. The letter states “Hartford April 10th 1791 Mr. Blakely Dear Sir- I wrote to you some weeks ago relative to procuring me a sum of money , & have Recd no answer. I wish to know what you have done or can do, as soon as possible. If I can not obtain a loan, I must enter into a negociation for the sale of the remainder of my copyright. If Mr. Watson discovers any reluctance in the business, do not press him. I will make any sacrifice, before I will accept any thing from that good man, which shall interfere with his business or interests. But my plans this summer require that I be very soon informed what you can do. Mrs. W. joins in remembrance to you & none is more your friend than N Webster”. Noah Webster published his first dictionary in 1806. Mr. Webster has been called the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”. ; Type of Piece: Signed letter by Noah Webster in 1791 ; Condition: Pre-owned, framed: Handwritten letter in black in by Noah Webster, The letter shows several tears and missing parts of the paper along the top and side edge of the paper. The letter shows minor discoloration with smudging. Appears to have writing in pencil in 2 different areas on the letter. Letter has been matted on a board, unknown if letter is glued to board, has not been removed from frame ; Measurements Frame- 19.5 inches x 13 inches, Letter- 7.75 inches x 6.25 inches ; Weight of item: 2.86 pounds ; Estimated size of package 28x2x4 ; History: Was given to our client as a present in 1959. Was given to the client from two brothers who owned Comuskey Antiques in Utica, NY. A signed letter will be provided with this information from our Client ; Multiple Auctions: We can combine most auctions to save you money on shipping. We are utilizing eBay's calculated shipping and the shipping cost is calculated with their system. This will appear when you use our shopping cart.

Condition Report: Pre-owned, framed: Handwritten letter in black in by Noah Webster, The letter shows several tears and missing parts of the paper along the top and side edge of the paper. The letter shows minor discoloration with smudging. Appears to have writing in pencil in 2 different areas on the letter. Letter has been matted on a board, unknown if letter is glued to board, has not been removed from frame

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Handwritten Signed Autographed Letter from Judge Moses M. Granger Wequetonsing Michigan 1898 to Binger Hermann Concerning Original Spain France Land Claims Louisiana Purchase with Other Attached Lee Knight Charles Harvey Letters

Description: Binger Hermann, Department of Interior, received many handwritten letters concerning his book called The Louisiana Purchase, and our title west of the Rocky Mountains : with a Review of annexation by the United States. This is a lot of 3 letters, we believe the most significant is the 2 page letter from Judge Moses Granger. Other attached letters can be viewed. The scrapbook this was removed from can be seen in the last 2 images.

Condition Report: Pages removed from scrapbook show normal wear, toning. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Pauline Lucca Vienna Austria Soprano Singer State Opera Letter to Franz Paul Berlin Opernhaus Germany Rare Autograph Signed Note

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Pauline Lucca (1841-1908) remarkable and very famous singer soprano. Written on personal gilt embossed stationery by Pauline Lucca. Note the Berlin postage stamp. Internal code EH cnx 848 2492

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition with some normal paper toning.

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Lilli Lehmann Opera Soprano Berlin Vienna Lieder Singer Met Bayreuth Festival Handwritten Signed Autographed Letter Note 1900

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Lilli Lehmann accomplished German Soprano whose voice was supremely versatile, she was known throughout Europe and also at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Parts of this note translate to: In lust and love let sorrow be lonely. She appeared at Londons Royal Opera House, Paris, the Saalzburg Festival performing over 170 different parts in her career. Internal code EH cnx 848 2493

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Hans Kudlich Austria Political Activist 1889  Vienna Parliament  Handwritten Autographed Signed Letter

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Hans Kudlich (1823-1917)There are the words Washington, this was written in Hoboken New Jersey, however we were unable to translate the letter. Internal code EH cnx 848 2488

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition. Untorn. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing

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Robert Hamerling German Epic Poet Vienna Ein Schwanenlied der Romantik Author Signed Autographed Letters on Personal Stationery 1874 1881

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Rare and fascinating letters form Rupert Johann Robert Hamerling. Internal code EH cnx 848 2489 426

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition. Some edge wear and a few very tiny tears at folds. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Adelina Patti Italian French 19th Century Opera Singer Signed Autographed Letter Note Handwritten after Performance of Shadow Dance at Theatre an der Wien

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: An excert from Viennas Musical World page 325 May 17 1873 publication reads that Adelina Patti received thunderous applause and multiple fine and lavish gifts and floral arrangements on stage during and after her performance of Shadow Dance at Theatre an der Wien, one day prior to the writing of this note. We believe this note acknowledges here appreciation of that night of her career, an outstanding piece of music history in Vienna. Written on her personal stationery. Internal code EH cnx 848 2491 427

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Engelbert Pernerstorfer Austrian Parliament Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin Politician Deutsche Worte Reichsrat Journalist Signed Handwritten Note Autographed 1913 Letter Pernerstorfergasse

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Written on the Parliament personalized stationary of Engelbert Pernerstorfer. Dated April 18, 1913. Internal code EH cnx 848 2490 428

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Binger Hermann Fathers Letter to William Marburg Marbury Baltimore 1859 About Settling in Port Orford in 1859 Also Discussing Politics Slavery Africa Mining Handwritten Fascinating 6 Page Correspondence Coquille Valley Oregon

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: Here is part of just 1 .5 pages of this incredibly intriguing letter about arriving in Port Orford. This is indeed an unbelievable account written by Binger’s father and later given to Binger for this scrapbook. The winning bidder will pick it up and not be able to put it down…… You may imagine when a emigrant family arrives here late in the season and settles on a --- thickly timbred with no improvement but a small board house 10 x 16 and only ¾ fenced in ----immediate cultivation and the expected arrival of 3 more families before October, all to live under one roof, to provide for the necessary comfort and means of substinance for all of them, than you can believe there is no end of work. In this ----- was I placed with my family when we came here. After landing 23rd of May Port Orford we engaged the teams to bring the ---- baggage and provisions etc along the beach of the ------up to the mouth of the Coquille River and I started immediately over land 45 miles distant to the Coquille sent pack horses to Orford to pack in part of my goods for immediate use … procured 2 boats to tidewater of the Coquille river went down the stream 56 miles to the mouth ….before the families had arrived. The ---- route by land …wet… I made in 3 days I found the whole party in the best ---- though some of the ladies and children had their faces blistered and sunburnt the effects of both NW wind and the sun by travelling on the beach….the unexpected drowning of one of the Schroeder sons William did not mar the pleasures of the trip. …The 2 boats had become separated and the one from where the acciedent happened was a mile …We had landed to take dinner and were awaiting the arrival of the other boat. I was standing on the lookout…looking, no one on the other boat had any experience, uneasy with forboding that some sad accident …when I saw my son Binger apparently lifeless outstretched in the boat. A boy fell overboard…..instead of rowing towards the drowning boy and reaching him an oar pulled off in this dilemma. Bringer jumped over board and swam to the rescue of the boy….was caught in …pulled down and sank to the bottom of the river. Provenance: From a group of scrapbooks bought on auction several decades ago and belonging to HERMANN, Binger (1843-1926), US Department of Interior Head. Binger Hermann was well loved, respected, and professional by all counts. He was a talented author, best known for his Louisiana Purchase piece. He was a graduate of Manchester Academey. He was a member of the State house and State Senate from 1866-1870. He was deputy collector of internal revenue for Oregon, and receiver of public moneys at the US land office in Roseburg. He was appointed by President McKinley Commissioner of the General Land Office from 1897-1903. After other public office service, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits. He died April 15, 1926 in Oregon.

Condition Report: Pages removed from scrapbook show normal wear, toning, tiny tears at edges and folding. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Autographed Letter from 29 Washington Square West Greenwich Village New York 1947 to Miss Clarisse Hannau Studios 448 Madison Avenue NY

Description: Written on Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal stationery from her apartment. Internal code EH cnx 848 2487 50

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Pencil numbers on both sides of the envelope. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Claude Farrére Author Frédéric-Charles Bargone Exotic Novelist Istanbul Les Civilisés French Signed Autographed Letter on Association de Ecrivains Combattants de 1914 à 1918

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Claude Farrere (1876-1957) famous novelist. We believe this letter translates to: Here is my request, I send you with my deep sympathy for this marvelous wien which I admire, and for the Austrians who do not remember me and so divinely receive a noble hearth Internal code EH cnx 848 2502 451

Condition Report: Overall very fine condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Black Paper from old attachment on the reverse side and the words Paris 1936. 2 tiny paper peels also on the reverse side. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Rosa Albach-Retty Austrian Actress Movie Star Berlin Deutsches Lessing Theater Volkstheater Grandmother Romy Schneider Signed Autograph Note Card with Burgschauspielerin Envelope 1912

Description: Born into a well known family of Austrian theater actors in Hanau Germany. Rosa played at the Burg Theater in Vienna, we believe since this envelope says Burgschauspielerin the original autograph may have been received there. Rosa Albach Retty was known for her title role in Minna von Barnhelm among other roles. She also played in Gold on the Street and The Congress Dances. Internal code EH cnx 848 2495 452

Condition Report: Overall very nice condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Sir Austen Chamberlain British England Statesman First Lord of the Admiralty Signed Autograph Royal Stationery 1936

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Signed Yours faithfully Austen Chamberlain and dated 12 4 1936. Internal code EH cnx 848 2499 453

Condition Report: Beautiful condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Vittorio Rieti Music Composer Jewish Italian Musician Alexandria Egypt Barabau Symphony Concerto Peabody Teacher Signed Autographed Letter

Description: Written in his French language, we believe parts translate to: In possession of your letter… I thank you for your request and sends you attached notes that you ask me for my concerto. Internal code EH cnx 848 2507 454

Condition Report: Beautiful condition. Paper was folded in quarters. One 1/4 inch edge tear. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Max Halbe German Author Munich Intimate Theater Munich Volksbuhne Naturalism Handwritten Signed Autographed Letter 1899

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Max Halbe (1865-1955) Due to the nature of the handwriting we were unable to translate this letter. Internal code EH cnx 848 2503 455

Condition Report: Beautiful condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing

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Otto Ernst Schmidt German Poet Author Der Viewer Hamburg Literary Society Kampen Sylt Signed Autographed Letter

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Written by famed author and teacher Otto Ernst, one of 2 we will be offering in this auction. Ernst wrote this likely while vacationing or residing at Sylt island in Germany. Internal code EH cnx 848 2500 470

Condition Report: Beautiful condition. It was folded in quarters. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Pablos Casals Spain Cellist Bach Cello Suites Signed Autographed Handwritten 1910 Letter to Monsieur Salter

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Pablos Casals I Defillo (1876-1973). He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Kennedy. He appeared throughout the world performing and teaching. This letter appears to renegotiate the famed Cellist appearances and compensation, excerpts appear to translate to: Dear Sir Salter… receives every day proposals for Austria Honjrie and I am very embarrassed because I have now accepted nothing definitively… has caused you and I want now exit of this situation here my conditions…8 concerts in austria hungary… at most 3 recitals space of 19 Nov. an 2 Dec. 1910. Vienna totally excluded... Before the fixing of the dates by you I reserve all impossibility to give you now the exclusive representation unnecessary…monsieur salter to give variants to my proposal and I wait… Internal code EH cnx 848 2497 471

Condition Report: Very nice condition. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Thomas Mann Nobel Prize Winner Author Extremely Scarce Signed Letter to Siegfried Loewy 1928 Commentary German Buddenbrooks Death in Venice Joseph and His Brothers Writer

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Thomas Mann (1875 to 1955) This letter seems personal, perhaps the 2 were friends, critic and novelist. Internal code EH cnx 848 2505 472

Condition Report: Very nice condition. Some tiny edge tears. Normal paper age discoloration. Enlarge our images for best viewing.

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Otto Ernst Schmidt Poet Author Der Viewer Hamburg German Literary Society Kampen Sylt Signed Autographed Letter Lot 2

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Written by famed author and teacher Otto Ernst, one of 2 we will be offering in this auction. Ernst wrote this likely while vacationing or residing at Sylt island in Germany. Internal code EH cnx 848 2501 473

Condition Report: Very nice condition, folded and showing normal paper toning commensurate with age.

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Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches Céline French Novelist France Writer Journey to the End of the Night Signed Autographed Handwritten Paris Letter

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: We believe a few excerpts read: I would be very obliged to make… an exemplary trip…This is a rare letter from French Novelist Louis-Ferdinand Céline. internal code eh 2498 474

Condition Report: Very nice condition with some normal wear. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Felix Weingartner von Münzberg Austrian Conductor Signed Autographed Letter to Günther Vienna Staatsoper 15th Edition June 1935 Symphony no 9 Beethoven Vienna Direktor Kapellmeister of the Royal Opera Professor Franz Liszt Academy

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: We believe this may be in reference to a Brahms or Beethoven symphony Weingartner was working on, it reads: Dear Doctor Gunther! You will probably not be uncomfortable to hear that I am now on the 15th edition of the new version, and I will keep it to the feast of the party, and will therefore arrive in Vienna on the 15th of June, I am very grateful to you, your devoted Felix Weingartner internal code eh 2508 475

Condition Report: Very nice condition with some normal paper toning. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Franz Lehár The Merry Widow Operetta Composer Das Land des Läches Signed Autographed Hand Written Letter

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Franz Lehár Letter handwritten, we were unable to transcribe, written possibly in Hungarian. internal code eh 2504 491

Condition Report: Good with some normal paper toning. May have been crumpled at one time. It has some small edge tears. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Arrigo Boito Tobia Gorrio Italian Composer Mefistofele Rare Handwritten 19th Century Italy Autograph Signed Note Letter to Maestro

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: This enchanting note starts: Dear Maestro. The back has pencil commentary, with the words autograph and Mefistofele. internal code eh 2496 492

Condition Report: With regard to age this is in quite fine condition.Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Franz Werfel German Playwright Novelist Author Das Lied von Bernadette Verdi Roman der  Oper Verdi Original Handwritten Signed Autographed Letter

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Perhaps our German translators can decipher this wonderful letter by poet Franz Werfel.

Condition Report: Very nice condition, paper has normal toning and has been folded in quarters. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian Maria Stuart in Scotland Dokter Ritter Das Veilchen Baroness Personal Austria Note Signed Autographed Card Letter with 1908 Osterreich 3 Stamp

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: This is a rare hand signed card and enveloped to Frau Auguste Popper with the original envelope and stamp.

Condition Report: Very nice condition, paper has normal toning and has been folded in quarters. Please view all images on a full size computer screen.

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