Lot 964: RED QUARTER-LEATHER BOUND COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPHED PRESIDENTIAL LETTERS, NOTES AND DOCUMENTS -WASHINGTON THROUGH FDR. The McKinley Mem

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April 22, 2018
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Description: RED QUARTER-LEATHER BOUND COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPHED PRESIDENTIAL LETTERS, NOTES AND DOCUMENTS -WASHINGTON THROUGH FDR. The McKinley Memorial registered limited no. 1238, published by the Gravure Company of America, New York and Washington 1901. Cover centers gold-tooled black leather panel lettered, "Autographs of the Presidents". Contains engraved official portraits of the Presidents as they hang in the White House, and accompanied by one page history of each president by different author, loose tissue guards. Paired with tipped-in letters and doucments; (engravings after McKinley are laid-in). Comprising: WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Eleven-line autograph letter dated United States, September 30th, 1789, to William Lewis, Esquire, appointing Mr. Lewis to position of Attorney for District of Pennsylvania (old tape and tape residue); ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph and printed document dated March 1, 1799, granting permission to Commander Samuel Chase of merchant ship The Agenoria to sail from Newport, Netherlands, also signed by Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State (old tape residue); JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autographed printed doucment 1793, signed act of Second Congress of the United States, as Secretary of State; MADISON, JAMES. Signed and sealed printed and autograph military and grant document, 1815; MONROE, JAMES. Signed and sealed printed and autographed military land grant, 1818; ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Eleven-page autograph letter dated Washington, Jan. 1839, regarding the pension of Mrs. Levi Everson for the services of her husband in the Revolutionary War; also, an autograph signed and sealed merchant ship document dated July 1826, with additional signatures of H. Clay, Secretary of State; JACKSON, ANDREW. Autograph signed and sealed merchant ship document July, 1832; VAN BUREN, MARTIN. Autograph signed and sealed document appointing Enoch G. Parrot, a Passed Midshipman in the Navy of the United States, Washington, June 15, 1837; HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY. Six-line autograph note regarding military rations; TYLER, JOHN. Signed and sealed printed document appointing Enoch G. Parrot to position of Lieutenant in the Navy, Washington, Sept. 9, 1841; POLK, JAMES. Twenty-line autograph land document land doucments, "State of Tennessee No. 7988", July 8, 1840; TAYLOR, ZACHARY. Two-page autograph letter, Headquarters, Army of Occupation, Corpus Christi, Texas, February 1, 1846, to the Honorable W.L. Marcy, Secretary of War, Washington, DC, regarding the recommendation of General Albert Sidney Johnston of Kentucky to mounted regiment for service in Texas (First Texas War Rifles) prior to Mexican War; FILLMORE, MILLARD. Five-line autograph personal letter, Buffalo, March 27, 1869; PIERCE, FRANKLIN. Signed and sealed printed document appointing Thomas M. Potter to position of Surgeon in the Navy, dated September 22, 1854; BUCHANAN, JAMES. Signed and sealed diplomatic document for William S. Slater, dated November 14, 1845; LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Signed and sealed document appointing Warren Thornberry to position of Surveyor of the Customs for Port of Paducah, Kentucky, dated October 10, 1861; JOHNSON, ANDREW. Signed and sealed military document appointing Charles H. Crane to rank of Lieutentant Colonel in the Army, dated May 3, 1865; GRANT, ULYSSES S. Signed and sealed naval document appointing Lyman G. Spalding to Lieutenant in the Navy,dated January 7, 1876; HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. Signed and sealed document commanding a sheriff in an Ohio county to apprehend a fugitive charged with crime of murder, dated April 20, 1868; GARFIELD, JAMES A. Signed autograph document ordering 500 copies of a speech delivered in the House of Representatives, Feb. 22, 1869; ARTHUR, CHESTER A. Signed 18-line autograph letter as Collector, Collector's Office, Custom House, New York, February 9, 1875; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Signed and sealed document appointing Eugene L. Brown to position of Postmaster, Eufaula, Alabama, dated Aug. 4, 1885; HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Six-line auotograph note requesting a copy of a Senate bill #1755, the Dawes Sioux Bill, dated July 6, 1885; McKINLEY, WILLIAM. Signed and sealed certificate of indebtedness, State of Ohio, dated May 12, 1894; ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. 13-line signed typed draft letter to "Engineering News" editor regarding naval engineers, dated January 10, 1898; TAFT, WILLIAM H. Autographed typed personal note, July 30, 1920, with stamped envelope. (Additional presidents laid-in at end). WILSON, WOODROW. Autographed typed personal note, August 15, 1914; HARDING, WARREN G. Pencil-signed typed note regarding Republican Party victory, November 17, 1914; COOLIDGE, CALVIN. Reproduction of Lincoln Day Proclamation document; HOOVER, HERBERT. Signed two-line personal note, September 22, 1931; ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed three-line personal note in response to editorial, April 13, 1932, with envelope. - Book, 20 in. x 15 in.
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