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Sale 519: Historic Autographs & Manuscripts

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


328 lots | 323 with images

November 7, 2013

Live Auction

133 Kearny Street 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA

Phone: (415) 989-2665

Fax: (415) 989-1664

Email: pba@pbagalleries.com

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Signed and hand-addressed envelope panel, addressed to Major-General [Arthur] St. Clair with George Washington's signature frank

Lot 1: Signed and hand-addressed envelope panel, addressed to Major-General [Arthur] St. Clair with George Washington's signature frank

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Description: On 8x15 cm. panel of paper, mounted and framed under plexiglass with portrait of Washington and engraved metal title-plaque. Overall 37x52 cm (14½x20").A fine example of George Washington's signature frank on an envelope panel, hand-addressed by him to one of the important generals in the Continental Army during the heart of the American Revolution. Washington was Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States at the time this envelope was signed, writing to Major-General Arthur St. Clair. The envelope reads: "On Public Service. Major General St. Clair. On the route to Springfield. G. Washington." It seems likely this was executed after St. Clair's unsuccessful defense of Fort Ticonderoga, which fell to the superior forces of British General John Burgoyne in the summer of 1777. Following his defeat and  retreat from the fort, St. Clair was removed from command, and subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing by a court martial in the fall of 1778. Though not given any further field commands during the Revolution, he did serve as aide-de-camp to Washington, and was present at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.

Condition Report: Neat repair to vertical split, very good condition, a clear signature, handsomely displayed.

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Printed Ship's Papers signed by Thomas Jefferson as President of the United States and James Madison as Secretary of State

Lot 2: Printed Ship's Papers signed by Thomas Jefferson as President of the United States and James Madison as Secretary of State

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Description: Printed in four columns, in Spanish, French, English and Dutch, the English column filled out in ink, granting safe passage for William Coit, master of the ship Ann, from New York to Hull, with a cargo of "Iron, Serpentine, Rosin... Cotton...  Flour, Rice..." etc. Signed in ink by Thomas Jefferson as President, and James Madison as Secretary of State, with embossed paper seal. 44x55 cm. (17½x21½"), framed and matted under plexiglass, with portraits of Jefferson and Madison, and two metal title-plaques; overall 115x67 cm. (45½x26¼").A fine example of ship's papers from the beginning of the 19th century signed by two Presidents, Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States (serving 1801-1809), and by his successor James Madison,  then Secretary of State, who was to succeed him as president, serving from 1809 to 1817. Thomas Jefferson's influence on the founding and early years of the United States cannot be overstated. As the prime author of the Declaration of Independence, his vision of the nation is felt to this day, as are his efforts at expanding the borders from sea to sea. James Madison, the fourth president, was only slightly less influential, hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights, and his keen understanding of affairs of state set up the fledgling U.S. as an equal to the great European powers of the day. A splendid document signed by two of the Founding Fathers of the United Sates, who served for 16 successive years as president, domination the early decades of 19th century American politics.

Condition Report: Old folds, as is inevitable with such papers, a few small neat repairs at the folds with slight loss of text, very good or better, the signatures clear and bold.

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Dual Signed Ships Papers which originally noted that this brig had no guns mounted when issued, then quickly had two guns, then four guns mounted to combat piracy in the West Indies

Lot 3: Dual Signed Ships Papers which originally noted that this brig had no guns mounted when issued, then quickly had two guns, then four guns mounted to combat piracy in the West Indies

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Description: Partly Engraved Document Signed “James Monroe” as President and “John Quincy Adams” as Secretary of State, one page, 14½x10¼". Completed in manuscript. On vellum, scalloped at top edge. Superb vignettes of a clipper ship and an American harbor.  Countersigned “Jonathan Thompson / Collector” at lower right. Dark signatures of Monroe and Adams. Complete 2.5”-diameter paper seal affixed with red wax at lower left.In full, “By the President of the United States of America Suffer the Brig Nancy of New York David Matthews master or commander of the burthen of one hundred Eighty six 50/95 tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with Nine men To Pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance seisure or molestation the said Brig appearing by good testimony to belong to one or more of the Citizens of the United States and to him or them only.” Because ships leaving U.S. ports needed ship identification papers before a voyage, documents such as this one were signed by the President and Secretary of State ahead of time and forwarded to the port. The required information and date would be filled in and then it would be signed by the Collector of the Port, in this case Jonathan Thompson (1773-1846). This document was signed in Washington, D.C., prior to May 8, 1821, but was issued in New York City on that date. Thompson had been appointed Collector of the Port of New York in November 1820. He held this office until 1829, when he was removed by President Andrew Jackson. Thompson was a Director (from 1813) and President of the Bank of the Manhattan Company (1840-1846), the first corporate bank in New York, and, through mergers and acquisitions, is known today as JPMorgan Chase. On verso appear two Autograph Endorsements Signed by Deputy Collector John Kearny: “District & Port of New York Novr 1st 1821. I Certify that the within Vessel mounts Two Guns. Jno Kearny DColl” and “District & Port of New York Decr 21st 1822. I Certify that the within named Brig is navigated with Eleven men & Mounts Four Guns. Jno Kearny DC.” An advertisement from the September 18, 1826, edition of the “Connecticut Courant” [photocopy present] notes that S. & W. Kellogg are selling “100 Hhds Jamaica Rum” and “1,000 Lb. Old Copper. Landing from Brig Nancy.” This would indicate that the “Brig Nancy” was doing business in the Caribbean. By 1821, there were six U.S. Navy ships assigned to antipiracy operations in the West Indies. In September 1821, three American merchant ships were captured near the entrance to Matanzas harbor in Cuba. Most of the members of the crews were killed and the ships were burned. On October 16, 1821, while cruising off Cape Antonio, Cuba, U.S.S. “Enterprise,” mounted with 12 guns, caught four pirate vessels robbing three American merchant ships. Spanish corsairs captured another merchant ship in November 1821 and marooned the crew on a deserted island. This continued into 1822. On December 6, 1822, President Monroe wrote Congress, in full, “Recent information of the multiplied outrages and depredations which have been committed on our seamen and commerce by the Pirates in the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, exemplified by the death of a very meritorious officer, seems to call for some prompt and decisive measures on the part of the government. All the public vessels adapted to that service, which can be spared from other indispensable duties, are already employed in it; but, from the knowledge which has been acquired of the places from whence those out-laws issue, and to which they escape from danger, it appears that it will require a particular kind of force, capable of pursuing them in to the shallow waters to which they retire, effectually to suppress them. I submit to the consideration of Congress, the propriety of organizing such a force for that important object.”

Condition Report: Lightly soiled, usual folds and vellum creases. Completely legible; near fine.

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President Monroe grants land in the Northwest Territory for military service of a Virginia officer in the Revolutionary War who sold his land bounty to speculators who then sold it to the surveyor

Lot 4: President Monroe grants land in the Northwest Territory for military service of a Virginia officer in the Revolutionary War who sold his land bounty to speculators who then sold it to the surveyor

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Description: Partly Printed Document Signed “James Monroe” as President, one page, 15x12". Completed in manuscript. Countersigned “Josiah Meigs” as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Certified and signed again by Meigs on verso. On vellum. In part, “Know ye, That, in consideration of Military Service, performed by Thomas Ray, a Captain for three years, to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the United States passed on the 10th day of August, in the year 1790, intituled ‘An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, to obtain Titles to certain Lands lying north west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota;’ and Acts of the said Congress amendatory of the said Act, There is granted by the United States, unto John A. Fulton Assignee of John and Mathew Hobson, who were Assignees of the said Thomas Ray, a certain Tract of Land containing Fifty five acres situate between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, north west of the river Ohio, as by survey…” Manuscript description of the tract location follows. The grantee has signed on verso “55 acres John A. Fulton / Joining Muhlenberg / Near Pritchard” next to “No 8934.” Fulton (1769–1845) did much of the original survey work in the Virginia Military District. He later served as Mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio (1828-1829, 1831-1832).

Condition Report: Soiling and folds. Rolled. Text is light. Dark diagonal stain passes through "James," part of "Monroe" is light, toned "Meigs," right half of paper seal at lower left is missing; fair condition.

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Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man - Millard Fillmore's Copy

Lot 5: Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man - Millard Fillmore's Copy

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Description: viii, 404 pp. (8vo) original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.Millard Fillmore's copy with his signature on the front paste-down endpaper “Millard Fillmore July 6, 1859 $5.25”. On the title page Fillmore has penned the book’s location on his library shelf  “G-3.”  Pencil notations in Fillmore's hand in the margins: “Domestic gods” (p5), “Spirits of the defeated” (p7), drawn hand pointing to “Ariel” which he’s underlined (p109), hand pointing to reference to Zoroastrian religion about the third night after death writing “Why the 3d?” (p216), with bracketed paragraphs on many pages discussing different religions. Fillmore was a Unitarian.

Condition Report: Light wear to binding, page block split in two between pages 208 and 209, a few pages loose; good.

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Eulogy on Gen. Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. Delivered October 2, 1850 - President Millard Fillmore's Copy

Lot 6: Eulogy on Gen. Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. Delivered October 2, 1850 - President Millard Fillmore's Copy

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Description: 57 pp. (8vo) original wrappers, bound into later stiff board covers. First Edition.Inscribed on the first blank flyleaf: "To His Exy Millard Fillmore, President of the United States, from His obt. Sert. Chas. A. Poulson Phila. Jany 6th 1851." Philadelphia antiquarian Charles A. Poulson (1789-1866) was the son of Zachariah Poulson, Jr., publisher of "Poulson's Daily Advertiser." The author, Joseph R. Ingersoll, was a Whig Congressman from Pennsylvania who served in the House of Representatives from 1835-1837 (as a Jacksonian) and from 1841-1849. He declined renomination in 1848. Ingersoll was appointed Minister to Great Britain by President Fillmore, he served from August 21, 1852, to August 23, 1853.

Condition Report: Wrappers browned at top edges, lightly worn; very good.

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History of the State of New York

Lot 7: History of the State of New York

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Description: 801 pp. (8vo), rebound. First Edition.  Inscribed on the front free endpaper "Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, with the respectful regards of The Author, March 1853."

Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.

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Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb (Presented to Franklin Pierce

Lot 8: Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb (Presented to Franklin Pierce

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Description: 431 pp. (8vo) original embossed covers. First Edition Inscribed on the front free endpaper "Memoir of the Life & Times of General John Lamb an officer of the Revolution, Presented by his great grandson, George Lamb Willard to His Excellency Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, New York City, May 18, 1853."  Accompanied by an autograph letter of transmittal from Willard to Pierce laid in.

Condition Report: Binding tight, boards sharp, chipping of spine ends; very good.

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Autograph Letter, signed, addressed to General Scott

Lot 9: Autograph Letter, signed, addressed to General Scott

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Description: 1 page Autograph Letter, signed. 25x20 cm. (9¾x8").Letter addressed to General [Winfield?] Scott, written as Senator, reads in full: "My dear Sir, Will you take the trouble of casting your eye over the enclosed letter; and if compatible with the rules of the service, grant its request? Dr. Kerfoot, the author it, is a highly respectable physician & an excellent man. With great respect I remain sincerely your friend, James Buchanan." Provenance: The Otto Collection.

Condition Report: Horizontal and vertical figures, small dampstain at right edge; small remnants of tape from prior matting or album mounting on rear; very good.

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Document signed by Abraham Lincoln as President, 1862, appointing William H. White a brigage surgeon of volunteers

Lot 10: Document signed by Abraham Lincoln as President, 1862, appointing William H. White a brigage surgeon of volunteers

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Description: Engraved document on vellum, filled out in ink, appointing William H. White as a Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers.  Signed by Abraham Lincoln as President, and Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War. 46x36.5 cm. (18x14¼"), matted and framed under plexiglass along with engraved portrait of Lincoln; overall 70x86.5 cm. (27½x34").Document signed by signed by the man considered by many to be the greatest of all U.S. Presidents,  credited with saving the union from dissolution, and setting it upon a long path of progressive development that would bring at least partial fruition to the lofty ideals of the founding fathers. The attractive military appointment features an engraving of an eagle carrying arrows and an olive branch in its talons at the top, and the bottom flags and various implements of war. Although military appointments signed by Lincoln are not that uncommon, appointments of medical officers are much scarcer. William H. White, having left his practice to join the Army for patriotic reasons, was to serve in McClellan's Army of the Potomac, and was captured and held prisoner at Libby Prison in Richmond before being exchanged and returned to service.A portion of his diary recording his service is available at http://www.williamdwhite.com/dr-william-h-white-civil-war-diary/.

Condition Report: Old folds, with minor wear, the Stanton signature is bisected by a fold, but the Lincoln signature is free from incumberance, a clear and bold example. Very good, handsomely framed.

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A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition (From Garfield's Library, Signed)

Lot 11: A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition (From Garfield's Library, Signed)

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Description: 356 pp. (8vo) 4¾x7¼", cloth covers stamped in gilt.  Garfield inscribed in pencil on ruled lines on front free endpaper: "Presented to J. A. Garfield by Spencer J. Fowler - as a premium for his scholarship in the Latin class of Geauga Seminary Oct. 1850". From a letter James A. Garfield wrote to the Board of Trustees, Geauga Seminary, " In accordance with your request, I make a brief statement of my connection with Geauga Seminary...I attended there in the fall of 1849, and during the following winter I taught my first school. Returned to the Seminary in the spring of 1850.  Spencer J. Fowler was then principal, and John B. Beech was his chief assistant.  I commenced the study of Latin, and finished Algebra and Botany.  At the close of the spring term I made my first public speech. It was a six minutes' oration at the annual exhibition..."

Condition Report: Good.

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The Poetical Works of John Milton with Life

Lot 12: The Poetical Works of John Milton with Life

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Description: 523 pp. Embossed dark green cloth boards, ornate stamping in gilt, all edges gilt. Housed in custom green cloth clamshell box with gilt lettered black label.Signed "J.A. Garfield/Hiram June 1st 1857 " on front free endpaper with "Copperheads" penciled by Garfield inside back cover. Also Garfield's 2.75" x 1.5" bookplate "Inter Folia Fructus/Library of / James A. Garfield" inside front cover.The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by Garfield's widow Lucretia, houses almost 3,000 books that were used by the President and his wife.  They were voracious readers and had amassed a large collection of books.  Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned which this volume comes.

Condition Report: Spine cracked, a few signatures sprung; dampstain on front pastedown, free endaper and adjacent three leaves, not affecting signatures; good.

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Two 1-page manuscript legal documents - 1862-69 future President Benjamin Harrison as Civil War-Era lawyer

Lot 13: Two 1-page manuscript legal documents - 1862-69 future President Benjamin Harrison as Civil War-Era lawyer

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Description: Two 1-page Manuscript Legal Documents Signed (as “Harrison & Fishback, Attys for Deft.” and “Porter, Harrison & Fishback, Attys for said Deft.”), Marion County, Indiana, docketing notes on verso dated Feb. 13, 1862 and Sept. 23, 1869; with a third Manuscript Legal Document of “Wallace & Harrison”, Sept. 24, 1859, apparently not in Harrison’s hand.All three involve civil suits in which Harrison and his partners were counsel. In 1858, 25 year-old Benjamin Harrison opened his first law office in Indianapolis in partnership with William Wallace. When Wallace was elected County Clerk in 1860, Harrison found a new partner in William Fishback, who maintained their office while Harrison, having won his first elective office as Reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court, went off to fight in the Civil War. The second of these documents was written just four months before he went into uniform, serving as Colonel of the 70th Indiana Infantry in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. Having compared the handwriting of the 1862 and 1869 documents to an autograph letter that Harrison sent President Lincoln in March 1861 (now held, and displayed online, by the Shapell Manuscript Foundation), we believe they were almost certainly both written and signed by Harrison. Legal papers written by Harrison as a young lawyer have become scarce since a small group of such documents were sold in the 1970s; only one has appeared at auction in the past thirty years.

Condition Report: A bit of yellowing; else near fine.

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Stonewall Jackson's Way (Signed by T. Roosevelt)

Lot 14: Stonewall Jackson's Way (Signed by T. Roosevelt)

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Description: 7 pp. 6½x9”, string binding. One of 200 copies, this copy unnumbered.Book Signed “To Aunt Jobinska from her devoted nephew Theodore Roosevelt Sept 13th 1916.” Additional inscription front flyleaf: “Hon. Theodore Roosevelt With regards of W.K. Bixby. St. Louis 12/16/15”. Theodore Roosevelt presents a limited edition printing of “Stonewall Jackson’s Way” to prominent Washingtonian Mattie Waller Johnson, a daughter of the South, humorously inscribing it to his “Aunt Jobiska from her devoted nephew,” a reference to a character in Edward Lear’s nonsensical poem, “The Pobble Who Has No Toes.”

Condition Report: Covers soiled, dampstained, wear to extremities; the ink of TR's inscription and signature has spread a bit; good.

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Two letters, signed from Grace Coolidge

Lot 15: Two letters, signed from Grace Coolidge

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Description: Two letters from Grace Coolidge:3 pp. Autograph letter signed from Grace Coolidge, dated February 14, 1921. Addressed to Mr. Seeley of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., thanking him for their hospitality. On gilt monogramed stationery.1 pp. Typed letter signed, with original mailing envelope. Dated February 21, 1941. Addressed to a fellow in Garland, PA, Mr. J. Duane Upton, in which she informs the recipient she cannot fulfill his request for an  autograph of President Coolidge.Two letters from Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, including 1 posthumous to President Calvin Coolidge in which she declines to give the recipient an autograph of her late husband as she cannot "give up any of his personal letters to me."

Condition Report: Only light wear; very good or near fine.

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John De Lancaster, A Novel - Signed twice by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Lot 16: John De Lancaster, A Novel - Signed twice by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Description: 293 pp. 4½x7½".  Uncut. Book signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1929. A rare old novel." in pencil on front pastedown and "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park. Very fine copy" in ink on facing free endpaper.British author Richard Cumberland (1732-1811) wrote plays, novels, poems, essays, odes, etc. Among his works were a collection of essays entitled “The Observer” (1785) and “The Jew” (1794). It is generally agreed that Cumberland was sympathetic to the plight of the Jew and the existence of anti-Semitism in England and that his goal in writing “The Jew” was to promote tolerance of Jews. Cumberland’s last novel, “John De Lancaster,” seemed to do just the opposite. In 1809, Sir Walter Scott reviewed “John de Lancaster,” in “Quarterly Review.” In part, “The descendants of Israel were heretofore favourites with Mr. Cumberland. The characters of Abraham Abrahams in the ‘Observer,’ of Sheva in the ‘Jew,’ even of Nicolas Pedrosa in the lively tale which bears his name, are honourable and able testimonies of his efforts to stem popular prejudice in favour of a people, degraded because they are oppressed, and ridiculed because they are degraded. Apparently, however, he hath repented him of his inclination towards the Jews, for not only do this same Mrs Ap Owen and her son exhibit characters the most base, malicious, and detestable, but their descent from the stock of Abraham is thrown at their heads by all who speak of them, and is obviously held out as one source at least of their enormities.

Condition Report: Gray boards with spine worn away, lower portion missing, original label on spine of Volume 1 worn, front board detached; some pencil marks on signature leaves, pages rippled, some foxing; good.

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Log of the President's Trip to the Berlin Conference (July 6, 1945 to August 7, 1945) - Signed by Harry S. Truman)

Lot 17: Log of the President's Trip to the Berlin Conference (July 6, 1945 to August 7, 1945) - Signed by Harry S. Truman)

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Description: 140 pp. Copiously illustrated with photographs. A two-page 15½x10¾” folding map of President Truman’s trip. 8½x10¾”, wrappers, spiral-bound. Signed “Harry S Truman” on the cover, photo montage on the cover depicts seven individual photographs of the President. Truman has boldly signed, probably as President, beneath the photograph with Stalin. Truman's first and only meeting with Stalin was at the Potsdam Conference. He also received word of the successful testing of the atomic bomb and authorized its use against Japan during this trip. A rare and important document, beautifully signed. Historic photographs in the “Log” include Truman at the destroyed Reichschancellery in Berlin, Truman with Generals Eisenhower and Patton, Truman and Churchill, Truman with Churchill and Stalin, Truman with Attlee and Stalin, and Truman and King George VI – 41 photographs in all. Lieutenant William M. Rigdon was Assistant Naval Aide in the White House from 1942-1953.

Condition Report: A few bent corners, slight browning from age; near fine.

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Document signed as Presiding Judge of Jackson County [Missouri] Court

Lot 18: Document signed as Presiding Judge of Jackson County [Missouri] Court

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Description: Typed carbon, with original rubberstamp and signature of Truman as Presiding Judge of the Jackson County, Missouri, Court. 23 lines, on 13¾x8½" sheet.Interesting document relating to the acquisition of a right-of-way by Jackson Country, whereby the agrees, "in addition to cash heretofore paid," to remove the house in question to a new place on the lot as designated by the owner, to "excavate a new basement similar to the one now in existence and build a concrete foundation similar to the one now in existence," to dig a cesspool, move the garage (though the county may "at its option, locate the garage in the basement and not move the frame garage building"), connect the water and gas, etc.

Condition Report: Fine

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Two telegrams to Robert B. Stewart, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, one each from Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, regarding the lecture of Dr. Paul Henri Spaak

Lot 19: Two telegrams to Robert B. Stewart, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, one each from Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, regarding the lecture of Dr. Paul Henri Spaak

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Description: Two Western Union telegrams, in strip format mounted on printed sheets, as delivered. Sheets are 25x20 cm. (10x8").Telegrams from outgoing president Dwight D. Eisenhower and president-elect John F. Kennedy sending "greetings to those attending the Clayton Lectures at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and my personal regard to your guest-lecturer Dr. Paul-Henri Spaak. On the subject of 'European Economic Integration and the Western Alliance' , there is no greater authority than Dr. Spaak..." (Eisenhower). Kennedy echoes those sentiments, and adds "On this occasion let me reaffirm my strongest support of NATO and my belief that the Atlantic alliance constitutes one of the strongest bulwarks of the free world..." A revealing pair of telegrams paying tribute to the Belgian Socialist politician and statesman who served as Prime Minister of Belgium, the first President of the United Nations General Assembly, the first President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the second Secretary General of NATO (1957–1961).

Condition Report: Some darkening, a few chips, very good.

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Autograph Note, signed on a postcard from Mamie Eisenhower, about a trip taken to California with President Eisenhower

Lot 20: Autograph Note, signed on a postcard from Mamie Eisenhower, about a trip taken to California with President Eisenhower

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Description: Autograph note signed, on a postcard, from Mamie Eisenhower. Signed "Mamie E." San Francisco cable car, color illustrated pop-out post card, still intact. 10.5x25.5 cm (4x10"). With mailed rubberstamps.In August, 1964 President Dwight D. Eisenhower took a trip to California, visiting Monterey for some golf, plus San Francisco and the Bohemian Grove. Mamie writes to "Viv": "Thanks for your note which reached me here- off to visit the Justin Darts at Pebble Beach today while Ike is at Grove - we are very tired and the farm will look good to us. Love to you and mae - Mamie E." The address reads: Mrs. J. Holt McCracken, Portuguese Bend Club, Portuguese Bend, California.

Condition Report: A tiny tear at right edge of post card; else fine.

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Inauguration invitation signed by PT109 crew member Charles A. Harris

Lot 21: Inauguration invitation signed by PT109 crew member Charles A. Harris

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Description: Engraved inaugural invitation. 25.5x16.5 cm (9¾x6½"). Signed in ink at lower right by Charles Harris. A six-cent stamp of the White House with a first day of issue cancel added at the upper right, dated Aug. 7, 1970.Charles A. "Bucky" Harris was a Gunner's Mate on PT-109, commanded by then Lieutenant, Junior Grade John F. Kennedy. Harris was portrayed by Robert Blake in the 1963 film adaptation of the sinking of PT-109. 

Condition Report: Fine.

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Color Photograph of Burkley, Physician to President Lyndon Johnson, inscribed and signed by him on the mount

Lot 22: Color Photograph of Burkley, Physician to President Lyndon Johnson, inscribed and signed by him on the mount

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Description: Color photograph. 9¼x7¼", on mount 14x11".Vice Admiral George Gregory Burkley, physician to three presidents, inscribes on the mount below the photograph, "To Frank Ritz with esteem and grateful appreciation of his many courtesies on `Air Force One.' George G. Burkley, Physician to the President, July 6, 1967." Admiral Burkley specialized in internal medicine and cardiology, and served as the personal doctor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and was the doctor-in-charge at the Navy-operated Presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower was there. He accompanied Eisenhower on an 11-nation tour of the far east in 1959. He joined the White House medical staff in 1961 as an assistant to Dr. Janet G. Travell, White House Physician. Frank Ritz served as a crew member aboard Air Force One.

Condition Report: Fine

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Four sheets of blotting paper used by LBJ to blot his signature

Lot 23: Four sheets of blotting paper used by LBJ to blot his signature

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Description: Each sheet of blotting paper measures 3x9½", and each side was used to blot approx. 5 to 10 signatures.Unusual items, retaining the reversed signatures, somewhat blurred, of Lyndon Baines Johnson. These were rescued from destruction by a crew member of Air Force One.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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A President's Country: A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas - signed by President Lyndon Johnson

Lot 24: A President's Country: A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas - signed by President Lyndon Johnson

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Description: Cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.,Signed by Lyndon Johnson, and inscribed: "To Nancy with best wishes always," on the half title page. Jacket with the original $3.00 price present. Also with an extra set of signatures, loose, and laid in. From page 67-78.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Large color photograph signed by five Presidents

Lot 25: Large color photograph signed by five Presidents

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Description: Color photograph, 36.5x49.5 cm (14½x19½") visible. Matted and framed, overall 57.5x68 cm (22¾x26¾").Large format photograph of the five Presidents taken at the opening of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 1991. Signed by each President above his likeness. Rarely encountered in this large format.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Two signed volumes by Richard Nixon

Lot 26: Two signed volumes by Richard Nixon

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Description: Includes:Six Crises. Gray cloth, color photographic dust jacket. Signed by Richard Nixon on the front free endpaper. J.R. Woodford bookplate on rear pastedown. First Edition. Doubleday, 1962.In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal. Blue cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. Signed and inscribed on blank leaf before title. First Edition. Simon and Schuster, [1990].Two works by President Richard Nixon, signed by him.

Condition Report: Six Crises jacket with a few tears and chips at jacket edges; else near fine; other volume and jacket is fine.

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Trio of autographs of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter

Lot 27: Trio of autographs of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter

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Description: Three autographs on one slip of paper, each in different ink, each with a "best wishes" note. Matted and framed with the Presidential seal, and a color photograph of the three Presidents together.A nice assemblage autographs of three consecutive Presidents of the United States.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Typed Letter Signed as a Member of Congress - 1968 Gerald Ford Supports Gun Control after the Kennedy and King assassinations

Lot 28: Typed Letter Signed as a Member of Congress - 1968 Gerald Ford Supports Gun Control after the Kennedy and King assassinations

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Description: TLs. 1 pp. On Congress letterhead.Written 3 weeks after the assassination of Robert Kennedy and months after the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Ford, then leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, had also been a member of the Warren Commission which investigated the murder of President John Kennedy. Ford himself was to become President seven years later – and to be nearly killed in 2 attempts on his life:  “….the gun control law…I did vote for when it was approved by the House of Representatives. While additional laws may be helpful, I do think that prompt and vigorous enforcement of the law is essential. But neither of these will get at the problem. There must be a change in the hearts and minds of people. I share your conviction that the influence of television and radio on the minds of the American people is a major factor in our attitudes toward violence and disorder. We cannot consistently show on the screen the settlement of disputes by the use of violence and not expect that to have a major impact on the minds of the children and young adults and older adults. I believe that the entertainment industry and the television networks have a responsibility here and that they must review their productions and determine if there is not a better way. If the industry does not do this voluntarily, the FCC and the Congress will be required to take the necessary action.”

Condition Report: Fine.

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Three volumes by U.S. Presidents or about them, signed

Lot 29: Three volumes by U.S. Presidents or about them, signed

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Description: Includes:Carter, Jimmy. Always a Reckoning: And Other Poems. Cloth-backed boards, dj. Signed by Carter on the half title. Times Books, [1995].Ford, Gerald R. The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis? Cloth. Signed by Ford on the leaf with his name printed on it at front. Butte College Press, 1992.Laxalt, Paul. The Nominating of a President. Cloth. Signed by Laxalt on the leaf with his name on it at front. Native Nevadan Publications, 1985.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life

Lot 30: Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life

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Description: Half cloth and boards, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, jacket. First Edition.Signed by Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter on front free endpaper.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Three first editions by Jimmy Carter, signed

Lot 31: Three first editions by Jimmy Carter, signed

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Description: Includes:A Remarkable Mother. Signed by Carter on the title page. [2008].We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land. Signed by Carter on the title page. [2009].Beyond the White House. Signed by Carter on the blank preliminary leaf. [2007].Each first edition is a hardback in a dust jacket. Each signed by President Jimmy Carter.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Group photograph with Ronald and Nancy Reagan, inscribed by Nancy Reagan, also signed by Ronald Reagan

Lot 32: Group photograph with Ronald and Nancy Reagan, inscribed by Nancy Reagan, also signed by Ronald Reagan

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Description: Image is 15.5x24 cm. (6¼x9½"), on sheet of photographic paper 21x25 cm. (8¼x10"). Inscribed in ink in the lower margin, in Nancy Reagan's hand, "It was a happy day for us - and we hope for you too, Nancy," and also signed "Ronald Reagan."The photograph shows a large group of men and women standing and seated before a row of picnic umbrellas, with rolling hills in background, perhaps an event at the Reagan's Santa Barbara ranch. Nancy and Ronald Reagan are at the center of the group, his arm around her shoulder. From the estate of AP photographer Walt Zeboski.

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Movie still inscribed and signed by Ronald Reagan

Lot 33: Movie still inscribed and signed by Ronald Reagan

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Description: Glossy halftone still from the movie Dark Victory (1939), with Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis and others at a bar. Inscribed in white in on image, "To Bill - With Very Best Wishes, Ronald Reagan." 20x25.5 cm. (8x10").Iconic bar scene from the drama starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, and Geraldine Fitzgerald in addition to the future president.

Condition Report: Very good or better condition.

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Speaking My Mind

Lot 34: Speaking My Mind

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Description: Blue cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition.Signed by President Ronald Reagan on the dedication page, dated Oct 3, 1990. The lot also includes:Reagan, Nancy. My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan. Red cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition, Second Printing. Inscribed from Nancy Reagan to Betty Adams, dated 1990 on the front free endpaper. Random House, [1989].

Condition Report: Fine.

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Where's the Rest of Me? - signed by Ronald Reagan

Lot 35: Where's the Rest of Me? - signed by Ronald Reagan

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Description: With dust jacket. Third Printing.Inscribed, Best Wishes Ronald Reagan 7/22/65, on the front free endpaper.

Condition Report: Jacket price-clipped; else all fine.

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My Life - signed

Lot 36: My Life - signed

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Description: Cloth, dust jacket. First Edition, Later Printing.Signed by Bill Clinton on the title page. The autograph was obtained at Cody's Books on June 29, 2004.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama - signed by Obama

Lot 37: Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama - signed by Obama

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Description: Photo editor Hal Buell. With dust jacket. First Edition.Signed on the title page by 44th President Barack Obama, the first African American President.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Ink signet of Abdul- Medjid Khan, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Lot 38: Ink signet of Abdul- Medjid Khan, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

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Description: Ink signet of Abdul-Medjid Khan, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire on a 6-1/2 x 8-1/2” laid paper mounted on card, with floral decoration below. Abdul-Medjid Khan had seven sons and two daughters, but was succeeded, according to law by his brother Abdul-Aziz. Provenance: Calvin Otto collection.

Condition Report: Very good, with light soiling.

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1990 Jacob Lawrence Art for NAACP Legal Fund Anniversary - Program booklet for

Lot 39: 1990 Jacob Lawrence Art for NAACP Legal Fund Anniversary - Program booklet for "Victories of Principle," a Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - featuring cover art by Jacob Lawrence

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Description: 16 pp. Illustrated with photographs. 8½x11", original pictorial wrappers.The front cover is a dramatic full-page color reproduction of “To The Defense”, a painting done for the occasion by African-American master artist Jacob Lawrence. The ceremony itself featured Barbara Walters as Mistress of Ceremonies and Bill Cosby as principal entertainer.

Condition Report: A touch of wear to edges; near fine.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1871 Negro Joke by Future Supreme Court Justice

Lot 40: Autograph Letter Signed - 1871 Negro Joke by Future Supreme Court Justice

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Description: 3pp. On personal stationery with coat of arms. To Colonel Jerome Bonaparte, [Baltimore].The future Supreme Court Justice writes: “…the box of terrapins arrived yesterday. The creatures were frozen and hard and stiff as the North Pole… I can truly say, I never ate finer… It was very kind of you to remember me in this way. Perhaps your better half’s dislike of the dish is the result of her Northern prejudices, leading to the belief that Small Negroes have been disposed of to furnish forth the feast….” Blatchford, a millionaire New York lawyer, wrote this letter while a Federal judge to his close friend, the grandson of French Emperor Napoleon’s youngest brother whose family had lived in Maryland since the days of slavery. Colonel Bonaparte, a West Point graduate, had resigned his US Army commission to serve in the French Army under his cousin, Emperor Napoleon III, but had recently returned to America to marry Caroline Appleton Newbold, a widow who was the grand-daughter of Daniel Webster. Judge Blatchford had attended their wedding four months before. Reading between the joking lines of this letter, the bride, a Bostonian, was probably more sympathetic to the plight of recently-emancipated slaves than her aristocratic husband. Judge Blatchford’s jest about “small Negroes” would seem mild enough, given the blatant racism of the times, but eleven years later, appointed a Justice of the US Supreme Court by President Arthur, Blatchford voted with the court majority to invalidate the federal Civil Rights Act, a ruling which “virtually ended Federal attempts to protect the Negro against discrimination by private individuals” and set the stage for the Court’s “separate but equal” doctrine that legalized segregation.

Condition Report: A bit of yellowing and light edge wear; very good.

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Five biographies or autobiographies of African Americans, signed

Lot 41: Five biographies or autobiographies of African Americans, signed

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Description: Includes:Norton, Ken. Going the Distance. With dj. Sports Publishing Inc., [2000]. Signed in silver ink on the front jacket panel, and signed again by Norton on the blank leaf facing the title page.Parks, Gordon. Gordon Parks: Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography. With dj. First Edition. Doubleday, [1990]. Signed and inscribed by Parks on the front free endpaper. Fisher, Antwone Quenton. Finding Fish: A Memoir. With dj. First Edition. William Morrow, [2001]. Signed by Fisher on the title page.Hirsch, James S. Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter. With dj. First Edition. Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Signed by the author, and by Rubin Carter on the half title page.Abu-Jamal, Mumia. All Things Censored. Edited by Noelle Hanrahan. With dj. First Edition. Seven Stories Pres, [2000]. Inscribed from the editor on the front pastedown, signed by Mumia on a sticker pasted to front free endpaper. Commplete with CD of banned radio commentaries laid in.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Typed Letter Signed - 1913 Emancipation Proclamation anniversary, W.E.B.Du Bois and NAACP

Lot 42: Typed Letter Signed - 1913 Emancipation Proclamation anniversary, W.E.B.Du Bois and NAACP

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Description: 1 pp. On Houghton Mifflin Company letterhead. With a few ink corrections in Garrison's hand.To Rolfe Cobleigh, “The Congregationalist”, Boston, thanking the religious paper editor “for your ringing editorial on the negro and the nation. It is a splendid keynote for the beginning of this anniversary year [50th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation]…I assume that you see Dr. DuBois’s magazine, The Crisis every month…It is far and away the best periodical which the colored people have yet published and its success has been gratifying.” The youngest son of the late William Lloyd Garrison, leading “radical” anti-slavery crusader before the Civil War was a strong supporter of the NAACP, formed three years earlier, when the first issue of the Association’s monthly journal, The Crisis, appeared, edited by distinguished Black scholar W.E.B. DuBois. A fascinating link between the ante-bellum anti-slavery crusade and the Black civil rights movement of the early 20th century.

Condition Report: A touch of wear from handling; very good.

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1887-1907 Black Political Elite After Frederick Douglass - Documents signed by 3 African Americans who, following in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, received Presidential appointments to federal office after the Civil War

Lot 43: 1887-1907 Black Political Elite After Frederick Douglass - Documents signed by 3 African Americans who, following in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, received Presidential appointments to federal office after the Civil War

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Description: Includes: Taylor, C.H.J. Deed of Trust Document Signed as District of Columbia Recorder of Deeds. Washington, D.C., July 20, 1896. 3pp., signed by Taylor on docketing panel on verso. * J.W. Lyons. Check Signed. Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1907. Together 2 items.Autographs of two more of the 19th century “Black Elite” - politically-prominent African-Americans who, after Frederick Douglass had paved the way, received presidential appointments to federal office. Taylor (1857-1898), a publisher-editor of Black newspapers in Kansas, and later an Atlanta lawyer, was unusual among Black politicians in being loyal to the Democratic Party. He was briefly Grover Cleveland’s envoy to Liberia, then became District of Columbia Recorder of Deeds during Cleveland’s second term, succeeding Douglass, James Monroe Trotter and Blanche K. Bruce in that position. In 1904, after Theodore Roosevelt “shockingly” invited Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House, a racist Congressman charged that this was not a Negro “first” as Cleveland had once had Taylor as a White House lunch guest (which the ex-President hotly denied). Another Georgia lawyer, Judson Whitlocke Lyons (1860-1924), served as Register of the US Treasury under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, making him the second African-American, after Blanche Bruce, whose signature appeared on US currency notes.

Condition Report: A touch of wear or yellowing; near fine.

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1887 Deed document, signed by James Monroe Trotter - a patriarch of the Boston

Lot 44: 1887 Deed document, signed by James Monroe Trotter - a patriarch of the Boston "Black Elite"

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Description: Document signed as Recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia. 3 pp. printed and hand-written deed, signed by Trotter on docketing panel on verso.Frederick Douglass was the first of six notable African-Americans who successively held the minor - though lucrative - presidential patronage appointment of D.C. Recorder of Deeds. When Douglass left that post in 1886, he was succeeded by Trotter (1842-1892), a man of many parts who has been called the "patriarch of an elite Boston family…at the center of a group of black upper-class Bostonians.” Born a slave in Mississippi, Trotter escaped to Ohio via the Underground Railroad, became a teacher in Cincinnati, and during the Civil War was the first Black man appointed to officer’s rank in the US Army as Lieutenant of a “Colored” Regiment. Settled in Boston and married to a descendant of Elizabeth Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s slave and paramour, he later wrote a classic history of American music which highlighted “remarkable musicians of the Colored Race”. Trotter’s son William would became a Harvard contemporary of W.E.B. DuBois, whom he joined in the Niagara Movement that led to creation of the NAACP.

Condition Report: A few tiny closed tears at center crease; very good.

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Lot of seven signed napkins and one signed note, from Air Force One

Lot 45: Lot of seven signed napkins and one signed note, from Air Force One

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Description: Seven printed napkins. Six of the small napkins are lettered MATS (Military Air Transport Services), the other Air Force One. The note has the letterhead "Aboard Air Force One."Interesting group of autograph material gathered by a crew member aboard Air Force One, with napkins signed and/or inscribed by Harrison Williams (Senator from New Jersey), Orville Freeman (Secretary of Agriculture), Dean Rusk (Secretary of State), Franz Josef Strauss (West German Minister of Defense), Eamon de Valera (Irish Prime Minister and President), Carl Hayden (Senator from Arizona), and John H. Glenn, Sr. (father of the Astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio). The autograph note on Air Force One letterhead reads "Mr. President, Sen. Wayne Morse told me he will mark up all education bills in about 10 days. Mike." This is likely Senator Mike Mansfield.

Condition Report: Small stain to the note, else all very good to fine.

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Autograph Document signed by William Thompson as Justice of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Lot 46: Autograph Document signed by William Thompson as Justice of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Description: 15 lines, in ink, on 11x7¼" sheet.William Thompson (1736-1781), Irish-born soldier who was to rise to brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, takes a deposition: "Before me William Thompson Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices... appeared Richard Humphreys... saith that about the first of April 1771 at the House of John Nailor in Allen Township...Nailor made an Exchange of a black mare for a gray horse, of about eight years old, which Horse Sherman said he had bought of Thomas Ryman of Boston for Ten Pounds getting a saddle with him...." Signed by both Humphreys and Thompson. Provenance: A private California collection.

Condition Report: A bit soiled, laid down on backing sheet, starting to split at folds, good to very good.

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Rare 1787 Manuscript defending Quaker Pacifism during the Revolutionary War

Lot 47: Rare 1787 Manuscript defending Quaker Pacifism during the Revolutionary War

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Description: Autograph Manuscript (with a possibly secretarial signature). A Watch-Word In love to Friends in This Land. 4 pp. 14x8".Scarce manuscript copy of a rare broadside of which so few were printed that copies like this had to be written by hand. The American Art Association auctioned one of the printed versions in 1917 with the notation that it was “very scarce…few copies issued and apparently intended for private circulation among ‘Friends’ as evident by the writing on present copy”, which listed the names of 13 men to whom the “Watch-Word” was to be forwarded (presumably in manuscript) “without unnecessary delay”.  The author, an Irish immigrant, came to America as an uneducated youth; while apprenticed to a Philadelphia paper-maker, “ his manners were raw and uncouth, and his language vulgar and profane” because of “exposure to the contaminating influence of vicious companions”. About the time that the Revolutionary War ended, he underwent a religious conversion and became a Quaker Minister in Darby, south of Philadelphia. There, in 1789 – while President Washington was being inaugurated, the first Congress organized and the Constitution ratified – Langstroth wrote and published the “Watch-word”, which, according to an 1836 Quaker reprint, “breathes a spirit of pure love, and manifests his heart-felt concern for the safety and preservation of Friends…” While apparently intended to “recall the ‘deep anxiety and distress’” of Quaker Pacifists during the Revolutionary War, Langstroth’s prose is subtle, conveying clear meaning to his co-religionists without being overtly offensive to their fellow Americans:  “…we have lately passed through a day of great commotion and distress, wherein the foundations of many were tried and shaken” by “that spirit of strife and contention which is sorrowfully prevalent in this depraved age… now seeing that storm hath passed over and the spirit which sought our ruin seems to be at peace with us... soliciting our friendship…let us beware of the friendship of the world, for however clothed it may appear with specious pretences, it will prove to be a snare and an enemy as to our progress in the way or truth and righteousness... beware that we mix not with the people, neither run with them into a party spirit to join in setting up or pulling down any...earthly powers…watch that we be not hurried into the commotions of the day”, but rather “contribute more to our own peace and safety…" Very rare. Only the Lilly and Clements Libraries and Swarthmore hold copies of the printed broadside; this manuscript version does not seem to be held by any American institution.

Condition Report: Light edge wear, some tiny tears at edges; very good.

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Passport signed by James G. Blaine as Secretary of State, granting passage and

Lot 48: Passport signed by James G. Blaine as Secretary of State, granting passage and "all lawful Aid and Protection" to one Emma L. Wyman

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Description: Printed passport, completed by hand, second leaf blank. 46x30.5 cm. (18¼x12").State Department issued passport for Emma L. Wyman. Printed on watermarked paper (a large eagle, etc.), signed by Secretary of State James G. Blaine at lower right. One of the most influential American politicians of the latter half of the 19th century, James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893) was an American Republican politician who served as United States Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine, and twice as Secretary of State. He was nominated for President in 1884, but was narrowly defeated by Democrat Grover Cleveland.

Condition Report: Creased, some light soiling; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed, regarding a plan for fighting fire in Boston

Lot 49: Autograph Letter Signed, regarding a plan for fighting fire in Boston

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Description: Autograph letter, signed. 3 pages plus integral address leaf.To Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy. When future Harvard President Josiah Quincy was elected Mayor of Boston in 1823, determined to organize an efficient city Fire Department, he sent a local businessman to New York and Philadelphia to study the fire-fighting experience of those cities. Reading about this mission in the newspaper, the writer of this letter, a Connecticut Yankee working on Long Island, sent this lengthy letter to Quincy suggesting a fire-fighting system far superior to water-carrying “Engines all huddling together around a fire” until their tanks ran dry. A less expensive and more effective system would be to tap “the most inexhaustible fountains of water” by powerful “forcing pumps” to direct water “into Lead Aqueduct pipes laid deep underground and leading into every part of the city…at every convenient place have spouts run up from the principal pipes to the surface…” where the water could be accessed through locked iron covers – what we now call fire hydrants. The writer concluded, “Should you be so far assured of the practicability of my plan that you might wish to have one of the kind erected I would engage to do it. I require no recompense therefore if I failed to make it work to perfection…” While the signature to this ingenious plan has been obscured, a smudged docketing note identifies him as Solon Robertson or Robinson and the handwriting strongly resembles that of famed writer and journalist Solon Robinson (1803-1880) an Indiana pioneer who as agricultural columnist for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune became the leading American authority on all matters agricultural before the Civil War. Amazingly, in 1825, that Solon Robinson was only 21 years old. A 2-volume biography of Robinson published by the Indiana Historical Bureau (1936) confesses that the “meager” information about his early life confirmed only that he was living in Connecticut,  trained as a carpenter and possibly working as a “Yankee peddler” before he “wandered West” to Cincinnati and finally settled among Indians and settlers in the Indiana woods There is no mention of fire-fighting among the vast and varied interests of Robinson’s later life. But whether or not he was indeed the writer, the plan detailed in this letter represented an historically significant use of early American technology.

Condition Report: Extensive archival repairs at folds, long tear obscuring writer's signature, creased, light wear; very good.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Lot 50: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Description: Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition. With autograph of author Dee Brown on a slip of paper, laid in.Also included in the lot: Connell, Evan S. Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn. With dj. North Point Press, 1984. Signed on a slip of paper by the author, pasted to the title page.

Condition Report: Fine.

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