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Sale 532: Historic Autographs & Manuscripts with Archival Material

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


406 lots with images

May 8, 2014

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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Clipped signatures of James Madison as President of the United States and James Monroe as Secretary of State

Lot 1: Clipped signatures of James Madison as President of the United States and James Monroe as Secretary of State

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Description: Clipped signatures of James Madison as President of the United States and James Monroe as Secretary of State

Condition Report: Some foxing and discoloration; very good.

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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 2: 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: 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

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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Autograph Letter Signed by John Tyler, responding to an autograph seeker

Lot 3: Autograph Letter Signed by John Tyler, responding to an autograph seeker

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed by John Tyler, responding to an autograph seeker

Condition Report: Wear to envelope, letter near fine.

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

Lot 4: Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man - Millard Fillmore's Copy

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

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

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

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History of the State of New York

Lot 6: History of the State of New York

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Description: History of the State of New York

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

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

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

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Autograph Letter, signed, from the star of Our American Cousin and the woman who is rumored to have cradled the head of a dying President Abraham Lincoln

Lot 8: Autograph Letter, signed, from the star of Our American Cousin and the woman who is rumored to have cradled the head of a dying President Abraham Lincoln

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Description: Autograph Letter, signed, from the star of Our American Cousin and the woman who is rumored to have cradled the head of a dying President Abraham Lincoln

Condition Report: Creased from mailing, some browning and fading, small chip to second sheet; very good.

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Partially engraved military appointment on vellum, completed in manuscript, appointing Clayton McMichael as Captain in the Ninth Regiment of Infantry, effective March 4th, 1864

Lot 9: Partially engraved military appointment on vellum, completed in manuscript, appointing Clayton McMichael as Captain in the Ninth Regiment of Infantry, effective March 4th, 1864

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Description: Partially engraved military appointment on vellum, completed in manuscript, appointing Clayton McMichael as Captain in the Ninth Regiment of Infantry, effective March 4th, 1864

Condition Report: Originally folded in sixths leaving creases, as usual; some rippling to edges; near fine.

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

Lot 10: A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition (From Garfield's Library, Signed)

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

Condition Report: Good.

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The Poetical Works of John Milton with Life

Lot 11: The Poetical Works of John Milton with Life

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Description: The Poetical Works of John Milton with Life

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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James A. Garfield letter signed as President elect

Lot 12: James A. Garfield letter signed as President elect

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Description: James A. Garfield letter signed as President elect

Condition Report: The letter is mounted on the page of a Victorian scrapbook page, with trade cards on the reverse, as found, but in very good condition.

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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 - 1862-69 future President Benjamin Harrison as Civil War-Era lawyer

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

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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Check signed by Calvin Coolidge

Lot 15: Check signed by Calvin Coolidge

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Description: Check signed by Calvin Coolidge

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Typed Letter, signed from Vice President Charles G. Dawes

Lot 16: Typed Letter, signed from Vice President Charles G. Dawes

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Description: Typed Letter, signed from Vice President Charles G. Dawes

Condition Report: Light wear and soiling, creased from mailing; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed by Herbert Hoover, to his wife

Lot 17: Autograph Letter Signed by Herbert Hoover, to his wife

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed by Herbert Hoover, to his wife

Condition Report: Very good or better condition, a rare pencil note from President Hoover to his wife.

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The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson - signed by author

Lot 18: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson - signed by author

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Description: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson - signed by author

Condition Report: Jacket price clipped and lightly rubbed all over, light edge wear; rubber stamp on rear free endpaper "from the collection of Senator Ralph W. Tarborough, Lone Star Autographs"; very good.

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

Lot 19: John De Lancaster, A Novel - Signed twice by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

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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Typed Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, to L.F. Livingston, regarding postal covers sent to him for his collection

Lot 20: Typed Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, to L.F. Livingston, regarding postal covers sent to him for his collection

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Description: Typed Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, to L.F. Livingston, regarding postal covers sent to him for his collection

Condition Report: Roosevelt letter with some minor staining, stapled at top to the other material; very good.

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Typed Letter signed by Franklin Roosevelt to Thomas H. MacDonald

Lot 21: Typed Letter signed by Franklin Roosevelt to Thomas H. MacDonald

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Description: Typed Letter signed by Franklin Roosevelt to Thomas H. MacDonald

Condition Report: Very faint yellow marks on left edge; near fine.

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

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

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Mr. Citizen - signed by Harry Truman

Lot 23: Mr. Citizen - signed by Harry Truman

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Description: Mr. Citizen - signed by Harry Truman

Condition Report: Jacket edges lightly rubbed, with a few short closed tears, small piece of tape repair on verso of spine heel where there are a few tiny chips; volume spine lightly soiled; very good.

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Typed letter signed by Harry S. Truman with his initials, being a memorandum to the Secretary of the Treasurey

Lot 24: Typed letter signed by Harry S. Truman with his initials, being a memorandum to the Secretary of the Treasurey

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Description: Typed letter signed by Harry S. Truman with his initials, being a memorandum to the Secretary of the Treasurey

Condition Report: Staple holes in upper left; very good or better.

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Typed Letter signed by Harry Truman to Thomas H. MacDonald

Lot 25: Typed Letter signed by Harry Truman to Thomas H. MacDonald

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Description: Typed Letter signed by Harry Truman to Thomas H. MacDonald

Condition Report: Tiny rust stain from paper clip; near fine.

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

Lot 26: Document signed as Presiding Judge of Jackson County [Missouri] Court

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

Condition Report: Fine

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Photograph Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lot 27: Photograph Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Description: Photograph Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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The White House Years: Waging Peace, 1956-1961

Lot 28: The White House Years: Waging Peace, 1956-1961

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Description: The White House Years: Waging Peace, 1956-1961

Condition Report: Faint dots of rubbing to label on slipcase; else fine.

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Small archive of typed letters, signed from Mamie Doud Eisenhower to Mrs. James S. Copley

Lot 29: Small archive of typed letters, signed from Mamie Doud Eisenhower to Mrs. James S. Copley

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Description: Small archive of typed letters, signed from Mamie Doud Eisenhower to Mrs. James S. Copley

Condition Report: Near fine.

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***WITHDRAWN***As We Remember Joe - Inscribed by John F. Kennedy

Lot 30: ***WITHDRAWN***As We Remember Joe - Inscribed by John F. Kennedy

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Description: As We Remember Joe - Inscribed by John F. Kennedy

Condition Report: A touch of wear; near fine.

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

Lot 31: Color Photograph of Burkley, Physician to President Lyndon Johnson, inscribed and signed by him on the mount

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

Condition Report: Fine

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A Family Album - signed by Lyndon B. Johnson

Lot 32: A Family Album - signed by Lyndon B. Johnson

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Description: A Family Album - signed by Lyndon B. Johnson

Condition Report: Two very tiny tears at top edge of jacket; near fine.

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***WITHDRAWN***Photograph from the 1972 Republican National Convention, signed by Richard Nixon

Lot 33: ***WITHDRAWN***Photograph from the 1972 Republican National Convention, signed by Richard Nixon

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Description: Photograph from the 1972 Republican National Convention, signed by Richard Nixon

Condition Report: Mount a touch browned at edges; near fine.

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Signed photographs of Gerald and Betty Ford

Lot 34: Signed photographs of Gerald and Betty Ford

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Description: Signed photographs of Gerald and Betty Ford

Condition Report: Fine.

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Signed photograph of Gerald Ford

Lot 35: Signed photograph of Gerald Ford

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Description: Signed photograph of Gerald Ford

Condition Report: Frame worn; photo fine.

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Signed photograph of Gerald Ford

Lot 36: Signed photograph of Gerald Ford

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Description: Signed photograph of Gerald Ford

Condition Report: Frame worn; photo fine.

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The Thirty-eighth President: Remarks on Taking the Oath of Office as President of the United States - signed

Lot 37: The Thirty-eighth President: Remarks on Taking the Oath of Office as President of the United States - signed

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Description: The Thirty-eighth President: Remarks on Taking the Oath of Office as President of the United States - signed

Condition Report: Fine.

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Congressional Resolution Commemorating the First Moon Landing, Signed by Jimmy Carter

Lot 38: Congressional Resolution Commemorating the First Moon Landing, Signed by Jimmy Carter

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Description: Congressional Resolution Commemorating the First Moon Landing, Signed by Jimmy Carter

Condition Report: Fine.

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Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech

Lot 39: Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech

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Description: Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech

Condition Report: A touch of edge wear; still about fine.

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Archive of Typed Letters Signed from Ronald Reagan as Governor of California, 1967-1979 - to publishers James Strohn Copley and Helen K. Copley

Lot 40: Archive of Typed Letters Signed from Ronald Reagan as Governor of California, 1967-1979 - to publishers James Strohn Copley and Helen K. Copley

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Description: Archive of Typed Letters Signed from Ronald Reagan as Governor of California, 1967-1979 - to publishers James Strohn Copley and Helen K. Copley

Condition Report: A small number of the letters with light bleeding to the ink; else fine. Bit of wear to spine of slipcase.

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The Creative Society

Lot 41: The Creative Society

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Description: The Creative Society

Condition Report: Spine a touch faded, light creasing and other wear at extremities; very good.

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***WITHDRAWN***Movie still inscribed and signed by Ronald Reagan

Lot 42: ***WITHDRAWN***Movie still inscribed and signed by Ronald Reagan

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Description: Movie still inscribed and signed by Ronald Reagan

Condition Report: Very good or better condition.

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Signed television contract, signed by Ronald Reagan

Lot 43: Signed television contract, signed by Ronald Reagan

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Description: Signed television contract, signed by Ronald Reagan

Condition Report: A bit of wear at top edge from removed staples; near fine.

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The Wisdom and Humor of The Great Communicator

Lot 44: The Wisdom and Humor of The Great Communicator

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Description: The Wisdom and Humor of The Great Communicator

Condition Report: Fine.

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A World Transformed

Lot 45: A World Transformed

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Description: A World Transformed

Condition Report: Fine.

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My Life

Lot 46: My Life

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Description: My Life

Condition Report: Very faint spot of shelf rubbing on bottom edge of slipcase; fine.

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Autograph Letter Signed by W.W. McDonagh, to to Walter Lowrie, relating events and incidents relating to missionary work in Liberia

Lot 47: Autograph Letter Signed by W.W. McDonagh, to to Walter Lowrie, relating events and incidents relating to missionary work in Liberia

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed by W.W. McDonagh, to to Walter Lowrie, relating events and incidents relating to missionary work in Liberia

Condition Report: Separated along spine fold; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed by Abraham Miller, to the Rev. Daniel Wells, relating his arrival at the Bassa Mission in Liberia

Lot 48: Autograph Letter Signed by Abraham Miller, to the Rev. Daniel Wells, relating his arrival at the Bassa Mission in Liberia

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed by Abraham Miller, to the Rev. Daniel Wells, relating his arrival at the Bassa Mission in Liberia

Condition Report: Splitting along folds, whold in blank portion from unsealing; good, quite legible.

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Autograph Letter Signed by Laura Adams, writing from East Bloomfield, NY, to her brother Newton Adams, a missionary doctor in South Africa

Lot 49: Autograph Letter Signed by Laura Adams, writing from East Bloomfield, NY, to her brother Newton Adams, a missionary doctor in South Africa

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed by Laura Adams, writing from East Bloomfield, NY, to her brother Newton Adams, a missionary doctor in South Africa

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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Autograph letter signed with his mark by Benjamin Moore, and African American barber on a ship, requesting pay for his services

Lot 50: Autograph letter signed with his mark by Benjamin Moore, and African American barber on a ship, requesting pay for his services

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Description: Autograph letter signed with his mark by Benjamin Moore, and African American barber on a ship, requesting pay for his services

Condition Report: Some chipping around edges affecting a few words, a closed tear at center; good to very good.

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