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Lots related to royal national institute preservation life for sale at auction

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Lot 24: DUTCH SCHOOL (18TH CENTURY) Still Life of Mixed

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: DUTCH SCHOOL (18TH CENTURY) Still Life of Mixed Flowers in Porcelain Vase oil on canvas 17 x 13½ ins

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Lot 26: FOLLOWER OF SIMONE DEL TINTORE (1630-1708,

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: FOLLOWER OF SIMONE DEL TINTORE (1630-1708, ITALIAN) Still Life of Mixed Fruit on a Table Ledge oil on canvas 15 x 19ins Provenance: Property of a Norfolk Gent

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Lot 29: Books: Various Cornish related pamphlets and

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £30

Description: Books: Various Cornish related pamphlets and volumes including Griffiths (J.) The Third Man - The Life and Times of William Murdoch; The History of Gwennap; Poldark's Cornwall; New Directions in Celtic Studies and others etc

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Lot 30: Books: Various volumes including Ford (J)

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £30

Description: Books: Various volumes including Ford (J) Coachmaker - The Life & Times of Philip Godsal 1746-1826; The History of the Wire Rope Industry of Great Britain; Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders and others etc

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Lot 38: JOSEPH WILSON (FL 1770-1800, IRISH) Portrait of a

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £600

Description: JOSEPH WILSON (FL 1770-1800, IRISH) Portrait of a young Gentleman inscription to verso reads "J Wilson Pinxit, Belfast 1785 this was ***** for Henry Bryson" oil on panel 9 x 8ins Similar example can be seen in the National Trust Collections at Montacute House, Somerset

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Lot 40: FLEMISH SCHOOL (CIRCA 1570) Portrait of a Lady

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £5,000 - £6,000

Description: FLEMISH SCHOOL (CIRCA 1570) Portrait of a Lady wearing a Spanish Rose Gown oil on panel bears red wax seal verso 15½ x 10½ins in arched frame Provenance: Ex Collection of Sir Malcolm Stewart; thence by descent Sir Percy Malcolm Stewart, First Baronet, was a British Businessmen cum Philanthropist responsible for incorporating the London Brick Company in the 1920s which was, at the time, reputed to be the largest brick-making company in the United Kingdom. In 1926 he worked to establish the model village of Stewartby in Bedfordshire. The family lived in Luton until the early 1900s and in 1934 Sir Malcolm bought the Lodge at Sandy, which is currently the headquarters of the RSPB. In 1960, following the death of his widow, his collection of Fine Works of Art by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hopner and Lawrence along with a stunning selection of Elizabethan portraits, was gifted to the National Trust's Montacute House, Somerset. This was once attributed to the School of Clouet, but Keys Fine Art Auctioneers are grateful to Alexandra Zvereva for her assistance in researching and cataloguing this picture.

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Lot 46: Books: Monkswell - The Railways of Great Britain

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £30

Description: Books: Monkswell - The Railways of Great Britain 1913; Tatlow (J) Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland 1920 and two others (4)

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Lot 54: CONTINENTAL SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) Still Life Study

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: CONTINENTAL SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) Still Life Study of Mixed Flowers in a Vase on a Ledge oil on canvas, indistinctly signed lower right of ledge 20 x 15ins

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Lot 64: A FLUCIT (19TH CENTURY, CONTINENTAL) Still Life of

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: A FLUCIT (19TH CENTURY, CONTINENTAL) Still Life of Flowers, Berries and Pine Cones oil on canvas, signed lower left 29½ x 27ins

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Lot 72: Books: Enock (C. R.) The Andes and The Amazon 1910

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £25

Description: Books: Enock (C. R.) The Andes and The Amazon 1910 and Life in Ancient Egypt 1894 (2)

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Lot 78: Books: Hitler (Adolph) Mein Kampf - 3 various

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £30

Description: Books: Hitler (Adolph) Mein Kampf - 3 various editions in French, German and English together with a selection of various German National Socialist related volumes

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Lot 83: * JESSIE ARMS BOTKE (1883-1971, AMERICAN) "Ducks"

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £6,000 - £8,000

Description: * JESSIE ARMS BOTKE (1883-1971, AMERICAN) "Ducks" oil on board, signed lower right and inscribed with title verso 7½ x 9ins together with JESSIE ARMS BOTKE (1883-1971, AMERICAN) "Fish" oil on board, signed lower right 13½ x 16ins (2) Jessie Hazel Arms Botke was born to English parents in Chicago, where she attended the local Art Institute. Reaching her artistic peak in the 1950s, Botke drew inspiration from Japanese screens, becoming famous for her bold decorative works of exotic birds - in which she frequently employed the use of gold leaf. Even in her own time, she was recognised as one of the most celebrated decorative painters of the 20th Century. A stroke in 1967 ended her painting career and Botke died four years later in Santa Paula, aged 88.

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Lot 96: ELOISE HARRIET STANNARD (1828-1915, BRITISH) Still

by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Aylsham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £12,500 - £15,000

Description: ELOISE HARRIET STANNARD (1828-1915, BRITISH) Still Life Study of Mixed Fruit on a Marble Ledge with landscape background oil on canvas, signed and dated 1858 lower right 20 x 24ins (original W Boswell & Son Frame)

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Lot 113: Books: Chalmers (G) The Life of Thomas Ruddiman

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £25

Description: Books: Chalmers (G) The Life of Thomas Ruddiman 1794; and Gaskell - Mabel Vaughnan 1857 (2)

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Lot 286: Philatelic: A New Zealand sheep notice addressed

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £25

Description: Philatelic: A New Zealand sheep notice addressed to J. D. Enys 1878 together with a Royal Institute of Cornwall journal containing his biography

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Lot 360: A 1937 Henley on Thames silver Coronation

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £25 - £40

Description: A 1937 Henley on Thames silver Coronation medallion, cased; similar bronze cased example and a National Rifle Association bronze medallion (3)

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A GVR silver Long Service Rocket Life Saving

Lot 638: A GVR silver Long Service Rocket Life Saving

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £40 - £70

Description: A GVR silver Long Service Rocket Life Saving Apparatus medal awarded to John Lawry, cased together with a 1939/45 Star, Defence medal and War medal (4)

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A rare Boer War Medical Field Officers wallet of

Lot 759: A rare Boer War Medical Field Officers wallet of

by Martyn Rowe

August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Redruth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: A rare Boer War Medical Field Officers wallet of instruments, the embossed leather belt pouch marked "The Nations Gift South Africa Christmas 1901" containing five original medical instruments and contained in its original card box

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Life-size Polychrome Carved Walnut Bear, probably Black Forest, Germany, late 19th century, the detailed bear with glass eyes and an op

Lot 527: Life-size Polychrome Carved Walnut Bear, probably Black Forest, Germany, late 19th century, the detailed bear with glass eyes and an op

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: Life-size Polychrome Carved Walnut Bear, probably Black Forest, Germany, late 19th century, the detailed bear with glass eyes and an open mouth, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/8, wd. 57, dp. 18 in.

Condition Report: shrinkage crack where sections of the carving were glued together The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Charles Drew Cahoon (American, 1861-1951), Still Life with Hanging Perch and Herbs, Signed

Lot 603: Charles Drew Cahoon (American, 1861-1951), Still Life with Hanging Perch and Herbs, Signed "C.D. Cahoon" l.r., Condition: Punctures, su

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: Charles Drew Cahoon (American, 1861-1951) Still Life with Hanging Perch and Herbs Signed "C.D. Cahoon" l.r. Oil on canvas, 22 x 14 3/16 in. (56.0 x 36.0 cm), framed. Condition: Punctures, surface accretions and grime.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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After Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848) Two Allegories. Unsigned. Each oil on canvas, the first based on The Voyage of Life: Youth, the

Lot 761: After Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848) Two Allegories. Unsigned. Each oil on canvas, the first based on The Voyage of Life: Youth, the

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: After Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848) Two Allegories. Unsigned. Each oil on canvas, the first based on The Voyage of Life: Youth, the second based on The Voyage of Life: Old Age, each 22 x 36 in., in giltwood frames. Condition: Relined.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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American School, Early 20th Century Large Still Life with Fruit on a Black Marble-top Table. Signed and dated

Lot 762: American School, Early 20th Century Large Still Life with Fruit on a Black Marble-top Table. Signed and dated "C.M. Barnitz/1917" l.r.

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: American School, Early 20th Century Large Still Life with Fruit on a Black Marble-top Table. Signed and dated "C.M. Barnitz/1917" l.r. Oil on board, 22 x 27 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minor retouch, mostly to marble.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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American School, 19th Century  Still Life with Fruit in a Compote on a Marble-top Table. Unsigned. Oil on artist's board, 11 3/4 x 9 3/

Lot 763: American School, 19th Century Still Life with Fruit in a Compote on a Marble-top Table. Unsigned. Oil on artist's board, 11 3/4 x 9 3/

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: American School, 19th Century Still Life with Fruit in a Compote on a Marble-top Table. Unsigned. Oil on artist's board, 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in., in a cove-molded giltwood and gesso frame with beaded liner. Condition: Rubbing to edge of board, chip to l.l. corner of frame, otherwise good. Provenance: Allan Katz.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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American School, 19th Century Tabletop Still Life with Porcelain Basket of Fruit and Flowers. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in., in

Lot 764: American School, 19th Century Tabletop Still Life with Porcelain Basket of Fruit and Flowers. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in., in

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: American School, 19th Century Tabletop Still Life with Porcelain Basket of Fruit and Flowers. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, minor scattered inpainting to background.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Small Walnut Carved

Lot 775: Small Walnut Carved "Lincoln & Hamlin" Commemorative Cup, possibly Illinois, after 1860, the square form with rounded corners and flare

by Skinner

2014

USA

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Description: Small Walnut Carved "Lincoln & Hamlin" Commemorative Cup, possibly Illinois, after 1860, the square form with rounded corners and flared rim, one side carved with the words "Lincoln & Hamlin," one side carved with Lincoln wielding an axe, one side carved with tools including an axe, and one side carved with crossed sticks and a bag, all on a square foot, ht. 2 1/2 in. Note: A small 20th century newspaper clipping is included with this lot, which tells the story of this piece. There, it is reported that the piece was carved from a walnut rail split by Abraham Lincoln himself. That rail, from which the cup was carved, was brought to Chicago in 1860, for the national convention at which Lincoln was nominated for President. Lincoln obtained a piece of that rail after the convention, and had three keepsakes (a cane, a mallet, and this cup) made for Mr. Ira Haworth, a delegate at the convention and friend of Lincoln. Upon his death in 1909, Mr. Haworth passed the cup to his niece, Mrs. Pearl Bartle, the owner at the time of the article's writing.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Lot 96: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: YRUBA NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF MOTHER AND CHILD - In Yruba society women were regarded with reverence symb...

by Pacific Galleries

2014

USA

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Description: AFRICAN TRIBAL ART: YRUBA NIGERIAN CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF MOTHER AND CHILD - In Yruba society women were regarded with reverence symbolizing life and propagation; they were also considered the most important members of society in terms of magic power. Each Yruba child has his/her goddess mother. This standing mother figure whose hand is on her abdomen, holds a child whose hand rests on the mother's breast. Features of both are geometric in form and each face is painted white with red ochre. Condition good; several small nicks and minor loss in wood. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 21.5"H

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Lot 221: JAPANESE INK DRAWING ON FABRIC - Marked with artist seals, this still life painting is of white flowers with calligraphy in Japanese...

by Pacific Galleries

2014

USA

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Description: JAPANESE INK DRAWING ON FABRIC - Marked with artist seals, this still life painting is of white flowers with calligraphy in Japanese. Placed in a round frame. Condition good; water stain to matting, lower center. Late 20th century. 17.5" diameter. Framed.

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Thomas Jefferson

Lot 9: Thomas Jefferson

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $7,000

Description: Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed "Th: Jefferson," one page, 10.5 x 10, January 16, 1809. President Jefferson issues a naval appointment for Henry Pilliam. In part: "That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of Henry Pilliam, I do appoint him a midshipman in the Navy of the United States." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Jefferson and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith. The document bears an embossed Navy Department seal to the upper left. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through last letter of the signature), overall wrinkling, and light staining, otherwise fine condition. Such appointments by Thomas Jefferson are quite scarce, as he and the Republican party opposed a strong navy, arguing that small gunboats in the major harbors were all that the nation needed to defend itself. However, as Jefferson's term neared its conclusion the naval forces were beginning to grow out of necessity in order to protect the maritime interests of the United States, as merchant vessels were frequently being interfered with during their voyages on the high seas. Ultimately, these disputes would culminate in the War of 1812 during President Madison's administration, in which the US Navy saw substantial action against the British forces. An exceptionally desirable and well-preserved example of a Jefferson appointment.

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U. S. Grant

Lot 44: U. S. Grant

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: Ink signature, "Ulysses S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A., Galena, Ill., Aug. 28th, 1865," on an off-white 4 x 2.5 card. In fine condition, with light scattered toning and soiling. Grant had returned to Galena, his hometown, on August 18, welcomed by a jubilant populous excited to see its new war hero. There were parades, fireworks, and speeches given, and Grant was presented with a house, which he lived in until becoming president. Full Grant signatures from any period of his life are extraordinarily rare and almost never appear at auction.

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U. S. Grant

Lot 51: U. S. Grant

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: ALS signed "U. S. Grant, General," one page, lightly-lined, 7.5 x 9.75, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead, March 9, 1867. Letter to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. In part: "I have the honor to recommend, and earnestly ask, the appointment of Wm Craig Johnston...to the naval school. Young Johnston is the grandson of Gen. T. L. Hamer of Ohio, who died in the service of his country during the Mexican War." In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a slightly trimmed left edge. A fascinating letter due to an important association between Grant and Hamer. The late general, Thomas L. Hamer, was a congressmen as well as a soldier, representing Grant's home state of Ohio. While serving in the House of Representatives, he nominated Grant to be a cadet at West Point-however, he incorrectly wrote his name as 'Ulysses S. Grant,' rather than the aspiring soldier's given name, Hiram Ulysses Grant. The mistaken moniker stuck, and Grant used the name for the rest of his life.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Lot 63: Theodore Roosevelt

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: Partly-printed vellum DS, signed "T. Roosevelt," one page, 14.25 x 11, January 30, 1900. As governor of New York, Roosevelt grants a resignation from the National Guard. In part: "I have this day granted and by these presents do grant unto Captain Latham Gallup Reed, Squadron 'A,' who entered the service of the National Guard the second day of April 1889, and who has tendered his resignation, a full and honorable discharge from further service." Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by Adjutant General Edward M. Hoffman. Matted to an overall size of 17 x 15. In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, moderate overall creases and soiling, and a small tear to the left edge.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Lot 71: Franklin D. Roosevelt

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Signed book: The Democratic Book, 1936. Limited edition, numbered 799 of an unspecified limitation. Gilt-stamped leatherbound hardcover, 11.5 x 14.5, 384 pages. Signed on the beautifully designed colophon in fountain pen by Roosevelt beneath a watercolor vignette of the White House. The original owner's name, "Ralph M. Bashore," is also stamped on the cover. In fine condition. A lavishly produced promotional 'year book' for the Democratic Party, this contains features on accomplishments by Democrats, images of FDR's cabinet, and ads. The selling of advertising space-and the selling of the book itself to corporations, at $250 per copy-aroused much controversy at the time, and objections were raised that these de facto corporate contributions violated the Corrupt Practices Act which prohibited corporations from contributing to national campaigns. An impressive and substantial book with a gorgeous signed page.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Lot 72: Franklin D. Roosevelt

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, embossed State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, December 22, 1930. Letter to George R. Dickson. In full: "I did not have an opportunity while at Warm Springs to thank you for your letter of congratulations, but I want you to know that I am very grateful. It was good of you to think of me." In very good condition, with mailing fold passing through the signature, overall toning, and show-through from toned adhesive remnants at corners. In 1924, FDR famously traveled to Warm Springs, Georgia, where he found that immersion in the area's mineral-rich warm water was one of the few things that provided relief from his polio-induced paralysis. Shortly thereafter he purchased the resort and developed it into what became a world-famous polio treatment center-the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, still in operation today as the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. The month prior to writing this letter, Roosevelt had been reelected as New York's governor and thus received many letters of congratulations, to which this was his general response. An important association.

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Harry S. Truman

Lot 79: Harry S. Truman

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: TLS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, July 29, 1950. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. In full: "Consistent with the role of your Department in financial matters, it is my desire that you assume responsibility for the preparation and execution of any measures which may be necessary with regard to foreign assets, foreign exchange, and related fields. We should be prepared to exercise controls in these fields without any delay as the need may arise. It is my understanding that you already possess full authority under the Trading with the Enemy Act to take any requisite steps. I am communicating copies of this letter to the Attorney General, because of his responsibility for vested foreign property and for remaining property blocked by the Treasury during World War II. I am also sending copies of this letter to the Secretary of State and to the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board, because of their interest in the broad policy considerations in this field." In fine condition, with horizontal mailing fold unobtrusively passing through the signature and a rusty paperclip mark to top edge.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lot 89: Dwight D. Eisenhower

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Original vintage unsigned pencil sketch of a paperclip, a circular geometric pattern, and two mathematical equations, dated, "4/5/60," on the reverse of an off-white 8 x 10.5 sheet which is the second page second page of Fact sheet No. 60-13, a typed memo outlining a proposed national health insurance program, which soon would be known as the Medical Assistance for the Aged. In fine condition. Eisenhower was an accomplished artist and was known to sketch during meetings.

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John F. Kennedy

Lot 93: John F. Kennedy

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: President Kennedy's personally-owned and -worn navy blue silk neck tie with small embroidered gray design accents, made by A. Sulka & Company, measuring 54˝ long. Manufacturer's and material tags are sewn to the underside of the narrow end. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by David J. Powers, son of David F. Powers, who was JFK's close friend and assistant. In part: "Many consider my father to have been President Kennedy's best friend. They campaigned together from 1946 to 1963, and traveled the world together on presidential visits from 1960 to 1963. During their travels, they frequently needed to switch from casual attire to something more formal. My father and JFK were not the same size, but that mattered little when it came to neckties. This A. Sulka & Company navy silk tie with a gray graphic design was worn by JFK and subsequently ended up with my father, who may have worn it as well, as they did share on occasion. My father carefully separated this tie from others that were his alone and preserved it among his valuable memorabilia and archives." While any items worn by presidents are incredibly desirable, the status of John and Jacqueline Kennedy as American fashion icons make pieces worn by them even more appealing. Highly sought-after, and with its excellent provenance from the Powers family, this is an extraordinary presidential piece.

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Bill Clinton

Lot 138: Bill Clinton

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Signed book: My Life. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in blue felt tip, "To Reuben, Best wishes, Bill Clinton, 12/8/06." In fine condition.

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Al Capone

Lot 156: Al Capone

by RR Auction

August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,200

Description: Well-done and impressive original painting entitled 'Al Capone,' by artist Arthur K. Miller in 2012, acrylic on Masonite, 11.5 x 17.5, depicting Capone staring out intently from under his gray fedora. Signed in the upper left corner, "M," and signed on the reverse of the backing of the frame in gold ink, "'Al Capone,' Arthur K. Miller, 2012." Framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 20.5. In very fine condition. An artist from York Beach, Maine, Miller's acrylic paintings are collected internationally. They have graced the covers of many publications, and some were featured in a one-man show at the National Baseball Hall of Fame for more than five years.

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Fidel Castro

Lot 159: Fidel Castro

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: DS in Spanish, three pages, 9 x 13.5, February 23, 1959. Document regarding the finances of hospitals that are under construction. In part (translated): "There are now several hospital centers in the republic under construction, where excessive time has been invested at exaggerated costs and yet unfinished. Being those centers, the time invested in their buildings, and the amount of...$16,582,000.00 invested in the construction of these hospitals still unfinished, despite the years elapsed since the start of works, representing more than 60% in excess of their value...Notwithstanding the above, these are works of public and national usefulness which can not be achieved until the time the mentioned hospitals are operated upon completion of the works...It is of compelling interest to the revolutionary government the termination of public works started prior to the triumph of the revolution in order to serve the interest of the people to whom these works ultimately belong...Special credit is granted, only once, in the amount of $2,155,000.00 for the completion of the hospitals." Signed at the conclusion by Castro as prime minister and countersigned by Manuel Urrutia Lleo as president. Embossed blue seal affixed below Castro's signature remains intact and retains its original ribbon. The first two pages are also initialed by Castro and Lleo. Binding holes and remnants to left edge, staple holes to upper left, and expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. Dated just seven days after Castro took office as prime minister, this is one of the earliest documents from his administration that we have offered.

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Clarence Darrow

Lot 170: Clarence Darrow

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Signed book: The Story of My Life. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9, 465 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink, "To Caroline McCartney, With all good wishes from Clarence Darrow." Autographic condition: light dampstaining the the left side of the page, otherwise fine condition. Book condition: VG-/VG-. A sought-after title, exceedingly rare with its original dust jacket.

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Declaration of Independence: William Paca

Lot 174: Declaration of Independence: William Paca

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1740-1799). Manuscript DS, signed "Wm. Paca," one page, 16 x 11.5, December 7, 1782. Governor Paca grants six acres of land in Dorchester County, Maryland to John Darby. Signed in the left border by Paca and countersigned by John Rogers. Small separations, areas of paper loss, and archival tape repairs to folds, and scattered toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Paca's autograph material into the 'rare' category among the Signers.

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Albert Einstein

Lot 180: Albert Einstein

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: TLS in German, signed "A. Einstein," one page, 8.5 x 11, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton letterhead, February 11, 1949. Einstein writes to Blanch H. Schlick, widow of Moritz Schlick. In full (translated): "I thank you for sending the most interesting lectures of your esteemed husband, who has made a lasting contribution to the philosophy of science in our time and whose influence continues unabated into the present. I repeatedly and carefully studied this lecture shortly after a severe operation, and had much pleasure in the clarity and sharpness of the arguments and no less in the masterful style. I would think that engaging with his literary estate is a beautiful life-work for you, which compensates you somewhat for the bitter and tragic loss, which you share with philosophically interested contemporaries." In fine to very fine condition, with unobtrusive intersecting folds and a censorship stamp to left blank area.When the up-and-coming German philosopher Moritz Schlick published his Space and Time in Contemporary Physics in 1917-which he described as an 'elucidation of the thesis that space and time have now forfeited all objectivity in physics'-he found an instant fan in Einstein. Touting the work as 'masterly,' Einstein recognized him as one of the first commentators to see that space and time have no existence or reality prior to the metric field, and the two began a correspondence that would last a lifetime. Securing the prestigious position as chair of Naturphilosophie at the University of Vienna in 1922 (with a recommendation from Einstein), Schlick surrounded himself with luminaries in philosophy, physics, and mathematics, heading the legendary Vienna Circle of thinkers, lecturing internationally, and publishing numerous influential essays. When he was assassinated by a former student on the steps of the University in 1936, the shaken intellectual world mourned the loss of one of the greatest minds of their time. Ensuring that her husband's literary legacy would persevere, Blanche Hardy Schlick undertook the organization of his estate, editing and publishing past works, letters, and lectures, and sharing with the figures who helped shape his work. Thanking Schlick's widow for her work and praising her husband's "clarity and sharpness of the arguments" and "masterful style," this is a remarkable letter connecting two legendary minds.

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Marcus Garvey

Lot 188: Marcus Garvey

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Political leader and publisher (1887-1940) who was a staunch proponent of the black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements. TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11, Universal Negro Improvement Association letterhead, March 1935. Letter to a co-worker and friend. In part: "I am...asking you to solicit contributions to the expenses of establishing and financing our new International Headquarters in London. I sail from Jamaica for London this month...I am going to England to make the second great drive for putting over the programme of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. From that city you may expect to hear from me in my determined effort to crown our great movement with success." Repaired partial separations to horizontal folds, otherwise fine condition. A boldly signed letter by this controversial early civil rights leader.

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John Hancock

Lot 193: John Hancock

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $30,000 - $40,000

Description: Exquisite ALS signed "Jno. Hancock," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 8.75, December 27, 1760. Letter to his brother, Ebenezer Hancock. In part: "I have before me yo'r agreeable Letters of Nov'r 6th by Capt Bride, & desire you will write one by every oppry [opportunity] & acquaint me more particularly with the Circumstances of my Uncle's Family. I am glad to hear you are well, & earnestly beg you will give great Attention to Business, & let yo'r Conduct be such as to merit the Esteem of all about you, & Remember that the Diligent Hand maketh Rich. I hope at on my Return to find you a Compleat Merch't I am much please'd at the Advantages you have before you, of which I doubt not but you will make the proper Improvement.I observe by yo'r Letter our Sister is Married, & that you was with them at the Celebration of it, I wish them great Happiness & Satisfaction, & I hope they will meet with nothing to Interrupt their Quiet, they have my best wishes, I shall write you again soon. Have me Remembered in the strongest Terms of Affection to my Uncle & Aunt Love to all in the Family, particularly Hannah & Betsy. How is Molly, & how does Cate behave. Is Agniss a Breeding, Is Prince as gouty as ever, & Hannibal as peevish as formerly tell him I think of him, as he was the last of the family I saw on the Wharf. How is Thomas & in short all. I have been lately ill, but am upon the Recovery, hope soon to get abroad again. I wish you, with Hannah Betsy & all the family many happy New Years." He adds another thought to the adjoining page, in full: "Tell Hannah that Mr Barnard's where I am ill, is a young woman who is Remarkably Tender & kind to one in any Illness, & often brings her to my mind, that I am as well attended as I could ever desire, & that I am very well off, but had much rather be ill, if I must be so, where my Aunt & she is, But that this young woman is exactly the Image of her in Respect of a good and tender Nurse." Also addressed on the reverse by Hancock, "To Mr Ebenezer Hancock Jr., Boston." Intersecting folds with professional repairs to small edge separations, uniform toning, and slight chipping to edges, otherwise fine condition.In 1760, Hancock lived in London while learning the English side of his uncle and adoptive father Thomas Hancock's merchant firm; John would inherit the firm and family fortune after Thomas passed away four years later. He happily notes his sister Mary's marriage to Richard Perkins, and asks about the rest of the family, including his uncle and aunt Thomas and Lydia Hancock, as well as aunts Hannah and Betsy. Most interestingly, however, he inquires about "Molly," asks if "Cato" was behaving, is curious if "Agniss" was pregnant or having children, queries whether "Prince" still had the gout, and if "Hannibal" remained "peevish." These were the Hancock family's slaves, who lived with them at their mansion on Beacon Hill in Boston. Hancock was clearly compassionate towards the slaves, considering them a normal part of the family-he was generous enough to bring them gifts upon his return to Boston. A very early and interesting family letter from one of the nation's most famous founders.

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Princess Margaret

Lot 246: Princess Margaret

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Three ALSs signed "Margaret," totaling four pages on three sheets of Kensington Palace personal letterhead, 6 x 8, dated 1972-1976. All are to her friend Verna Hull. One letter, dated March 24, 1976, seems to reference her controversial personal life, in part: "It's at times like these when you value loving friends. It's such a relief it's all over & the children are fine and delighted there's no divorce." In overall fine condition. Each letter is accompanied by its original mailing envelope. Her relationship with the Earl of Snowdon grew increasingly strained throughout the 1970s, and in February 1976 a picture of Margaret and a male friend was published on the front page of the News of the World tabloid to much controversy; she and Snowden would get divorced in 1978.

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Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin

Lot 285: Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Leading female figure in the French Enlightenment (1699-1777), known as Madame Geoffrin, who provided guidance and financial support to influential philosophers and writers. Partly-printed vellum DS in French, signed in full, "Marie Therese Rodet Geoffrin," one page, 7 x 5, 1775. Untranslated document concerning the payment of 1100 livres as part of a life annuity. Signed at the conclusion by Marie Therese and countersigned by two others. Uniform toning, a couple of pencil notations, and show-through from old tape to one vertical edge on reverse, otherwise fine condition.

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Rosa Parks

Lot 311: Rosa Parks

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, April 23, 2002. Letter to a supporter. In part: "You are an emotional writer. The pain in your writing is very loud. I try not to think about the pain, but how the sacrifice will bring peace and prosperity. Each person is moved differently by an experience. I am glad you were moved to compose a song...Quiet Strength incorporates life skills that demonstrate dignity with pride, courage with perseverance and power with discipline in a comfortable environment of peace." In fine condition, with two punch holes to left edge and some light mirroring of text.

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Douglas MacArthur

Lot 352: Douglas MacArthur

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, November 24, 1959. Letter to Reverend Eugene Kennedy at Xavier High School. In full: "I have just received your letter telling me of the proposed rehabilitation of Xavier High School. I am delighted that this is under contemplation. The military record of this school is outstanding and every reasonable means should be taken to perpetuate it. It is always a great pleasure for me to hear from my old friends of the 'Rainbow.' It was one of the greatest divisions." In fine condition, with staple hole to top left, office stamp above date, and a couple of corner creases. Following the declaration of war on Germany in April of 1917, MacArthur received permission from President Wilson to send National Guard troops to the Western Front. Diplomatically suggesting that the first division be comprised of units from several different states-so as to avoid suspicions of favoritism toward any state in particular-he formed the 42nd 'Rainbow' Division, and became its chief of staff. An excellent reference back to his noted World War I unit.

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William H. Taft

Lot 357: William H. Taft

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: TLS signed "Wm. H. Taft," five pages, 8 x 10.5, personal Washington, DC, letterhead, September 16, 1919. Letter to Gus J. Karger. In part: "Considering the mess that Wilson has made, I would perhaps be content with the substitution for the second reservation if they made it clear that the words 'or to interfere in controversies between other nations' referred to Article X...the obstructionists would insist that it relieved us from the obligation of a boycott where there was a plain violation of those covenants of the League which nations enter into not to begin war until three months after a judgment...I have no objection at all of course to the limitation upon the acceptance of a mandate by the United States. A President who accepted such a mandate without a joint resolution of Congress would be very foolish...Wilson is paying the penalty now that he deserves for his utter indifference to the qualifications of men whom he selects. These parlor Bolshevists with whom he has been flirting have shown the utter yellow of their natures in betraying him, but no one sympathizes with him because he has himself to blame for such utter perversion of his appointing powers...I am glad to say that I stepped off the scales just after coming from golf to-day, and weighed, without clothes, exactly 250 pounds. This is the least I have weighed in thirty years certainly, and I feel the better for it. I hope during the coming year I might be able to reduce myself to 240." Taft adds a brief handwritten postscript, "Give my love to Mrs. Karger. I hope you will have a pleasant stay in Cincinnati." In very good condition, with intersecting folds and rusty paperclip marks and a bit of dampstaining to the upper left.At the conclusion of World War I, Taft and his own organization-the League to Enforce Peace, established in 1915-actively supported and lobbied for President Woodrow Wilson's proposed League of Nations. With the participation of 44 nations, it was officially established via the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. Despite this wide international success and influential bipartisan support-led by the former president Taft, a Republican, and President Wilson, a Democrat-the United States never joined, primarily due to opposition in the Senate. One main figure in this opposition was Republican Majority Leader Henry Cabot Lodge, who penned twelve 'reservations' regarding the treaty. Taft believed the symbolic membership in the League was more important than the exact nature of the organization, and so supported the measure when Lodge brought it up for a vote on November 19. Many of Lodge's Republicans were against it to begin with, and many Democrats were upset by the compromises made in the newly adopted reservations, preferring Wilson's original plan. As a result, both of these groups voted against joining the League of Nations, effectively ending the possibility of US affiliation. A letter with terrific content in anticipation of this historic vote.

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Lot 363: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

Amherst, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: ALS signed "Joshua L. Chamberlain," two pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 9, November 18, 1899. Letter to Judge William Penn Whitehouse, a justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. In full: "I do not know what I can say to you on receiving your letter of this morning but something like what I said to Judge Symonds,-that I feel as if it does not matter so much now whether I receive any office or not; for the true prizes of life and the lasting reward of any possible well-doing are in such recognition and friendship as are witnessed by your generous letters, and ensured by what I know of the hearts beneath them. You set before me an ideal which, so far as opportunity remains, I shall strive to attain to. I think it almost unfortunate that the reserve of our conventional customs forbids us to express our friendly sentiments fully except upon sad or supreme occasions so I have to pray that such may be far off between us." In fine condition, with uniform toning. Judge Whitehouse was on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court from 1890 to 1913; the other judge mentioned, Joseph W. Symonds, had served on the court from 1878 to 1884. Chamberlain had previously served as Maine's governor, and it is possible that this letter was in response to an inquiry about his interest in a congressional seat-Maine's own Thomas B. Reed had resigned from Congress and his powerful position as Speaker of the House in March 1899, and his private secretary was elected to fill the vacancy.

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