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Fine Books & Manuscripts

by Skinner


466 lots | 463 with images

November 16, 2008

The Heritage on the Garden

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617 350 5400

Fax: +1 617 350 5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

Adams, John (1735-1826), Signed document, one page, August 13th, 1798, military commission appointing Jonathan Chu...

Lot 1: Adams, John (1735-1826), Signed document, one page, August 13th, 1798, military commission appointing Jonathan Chu...

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Description: Adams, John (1735-1826), Signed document, one page, August 13th, 1798, military commission appointing Jonathan Church as First Lieutenant of Marines in the United States Navy, countersigned by Benjamin Stoddert as Secretary of the Navy, folio, (minor smudging, else very good).

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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Signed document, January 30th, 1828, one page, as President, land grant issued to ...

Lot 2: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Signed document, January 30th, 1828, one page, as President, land grant issued to ...

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Description: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Signed document, January 30th, 1828, one page, as President, land grant issued to Polly Galloway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, countersigned by George Graham, seal intact, 9 3/4 by 13 1/4 in., (vertical creasing, seal ripped, minor fading and scattered minor soiling).

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(American Notables, 19th century), Collection of ephemera including, Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910), eight autograph...

Lot 3: (American Notables, 19th century), Collection of ephemera including, Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910), eight autograph...

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Description: (American Notables, 19th century), Collection of ephemera including, Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910), eight autograph letters/cards signed, 1897-1909, to Fannie B. Pratt, mostly concerning social engagements and lectures; Livermore, Mary, six autograph letters/cards signed, to Fannie Pratt, concerning lectures and mutual friends; Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), autograph note signed, in the third person, [undated] an invitation to dinner (redacted name), and a clipped signature; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882), signed carte-de-visite and signature on slip of paper; Webster, Daniel (1782-1852), manuscript note signed, October 31st, 1838, receipt for monies received; Holmes, Oliver W., (1809-1894), autograph note signed, April 5th, 1890, complying with an autograph request, with envelope; and notes or clipped signatures from Edward Everett, John Wallace Crawford, David Farragut, Nathaniel Banks, William Ellery Channing, Jared Sparks and William Cullen Bryant. Together with a group of family papers, photographs and a 19th century mahogany document box.

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Arthur, Chester A. (1830-1886), Signed document, October 27th, 1881, one page, on vellum, as President, appointmen...

Lot 4: Arthur, Chester A. (1830-1886), Signed document, October 27th, 1881, one page, on vellum, as President, appointmen...

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Description: Arthur, Chester A. (1830-1886), Signed document, October 27th, 1881, one page, on vellum, as President, appointment as Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army for an unknown recipient, countersigned by Robert Lincoln as Secretary of War, with seal intact, 17 by 13 1/4 in., (name scratched/redacted, rust stain along upper edge, yellowed along fold).

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Buchanan, James (1791-1868), Autographed document signed, July 1st, 1864, one page, a financial instrument concern...

Lot 5: Buchanan, James (1791-1868), Autographed document signed, July 1st, 1864, one page, a financial instrument concern...

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Description: Buchanan, James (1791-1868), Autographed document signed, July 1st, 1864, one page, a financial instrument concerning interest on a certificate of loan, with a two-cent revenue stamp affixed to upper left corner, 4 by 8 in., (very good overall, minor creasing).

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