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Auction Description for Swann: Autographs

Autographs

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

286 lots

September 28, 1995

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: ACTORS, SINGERS, VAUDEVILLIANS, ETC Group of about 90 signatures of turn-of-the-century theatrical

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Description: personalities: actors, singers, vaudevillians, musicians, producers, etc. Most on 2 x 3-inch signature cards, many with dates or brief inscriptions, a few on letters or clipped from letters or documents and loosely tipped to large album sheets. SHOULD BE EXAMINED. Chiefly circa 1900 Includes Anna Held, DeWolf Hopper, Luisa Tetrazzini, David Belasco, Oscar Hammerstein, Sr. (ALS), Viola Allen, William Gillette, Nellie Melba, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Chauncey Olcott, Marcella Sembrich, Lillie Langtry, Otis Skinner, John Drew, Ada Rehan, Joe Weber, Lew Fields, Josef Hofmann (with 4 bars of music), Loie Fuller, Emma Calve, W. C. Macready (ALS), David Warfield, Jan Kubelik, William Faversham, I. J. Paderewski, Leslie Carter, Franz Abt (AMQS, 22 bars from his "Songs"), etc., etc.

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Lot 2: ADAMS, JOHN Autograph Sentiment Signed, "I am Sir with great esteem and sincere

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Description: affection, your/Friend/John Adams," cut from ALS. About 1 x 6 inches oblong, mounted on slightly larger sheet; one word minutely smudged; fine example for framing. Np, nd.

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Lot 3: ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY

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Description: Partly-printed vellum Document Signed "J. Q. Adams" as President, grant of land in Michigan to Lyman Graves according to the provisions of "An act making further provisions for the sale of the Public Lands." Countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office and bearing white paper Seal in lower left corner. 1 page, oblong folio; folds. Washington, 1 February 1826.

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Lot 4: ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY

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Description: Partly-printed vellum Document Signed "J. Q. Adams" as President, grant of land in Michigan to James Benedict according to the provisions of "An act making further provisions for the sale of the Public lands." Countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office and bearing white paper Seal in lower left corner. 1 page, oblong folio; one word of date ("sixth") altered. In sealed Plexiglas frame. Washington, 6 April 1827.

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Lot 5: ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Address portion of envelope or address-leaf, penned by Adams to his wife,

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Description: "Mrs. John Q. Adams/Boston/Massachusetts." In lower left corner franked in full by Adams. 2 1/2 x 5 inches; no postal markings; tipped to a larger sheet. Np, nd.

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