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"Calhoun, John C."
John C. Calhoun "An excellent oblong 4to document, partly printed and boldly signed J.C. Calhoun, Washington, June 24, 1819, as Secretary of War under James Monroe. Here, the important politician from South Carolina, holder of numerous Cabinet positions as well as Vice-President of the U. S. and vociferous States' Right advocate confers a Presidential appointment on George S. Green to the Military Academy at West Point. ""The President of the United States having been pleased to appoint Geo. S. Green a Cadet in the service of the United States, he is to be received as such, and entitled to all the consideration attached to said appointment."" Cadet Green prospered at West Point ranking 2nd in his class, which led to a post in mathematics at the Academy. Handsomely framed in dark green accented in red matting, in a wood-paneled gilt molding with an excellent full length engraved portrait of Calhoun. 21 x 13 1/2. " [ref:5030]
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"Pulitzer, Joseph"
Joseph Pulitzer "An 11 x 8 document, a stock certificate, engraved by Chas. F. Ketcham of NY, for three shares of The Press Publishing Company and dated January 18, 1898; signed by publishing giant Hungarian-born Joseph Pulitzer as well as Secretary of the Company, J. Angus Shaw. the certificate is made out to Pulitzer's son Ralph who has also signed a 5 x 8 attachment to the stock form. On the reverse, signed again by Ralph Pulitzer with four colorful stock transfer stamps affixed. " [ref:5095]
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"Stone, Edward Durell"
Edward Durell Stone "Two typed letters signed by the American architect, associated with work on Rockefeller Center, the Mall in Albany and the Museum of Modern Art among many highlights. The first, on Villa Malcontenta, Venice stationery signed Edward D. Stone and dated May 13, 1958, ""My office has forwarded me copies of your column in which you have made some very flattering statements about my handiwork…At present we are living in a Villa designed by Palladio one of my architectural heroes…"" 1 page, 4to. The second, on Edward Durell Stone letterhead, signed Ed, New York, March 24, 1964 to the same correspondent, ""I am distressed about the oversight…in not issuing you an invitation to the opening of the Gallery. I hope you will not blame either Huntington or me for this glaring oversight."" ""I am sure he is as aware as I am that you have been a friend in his corner about the museum and the café…you have been a friend since Brussels when you rescued me from the crowd…"" 1 page, 4to. With envelope. The two: " [ref:5146]
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"Welles, Gideon"
Gideon Welles "A Navy Department letter signed, March 19, 1863, by the Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, influential early Republican leader and intimate to President Abraham Lincoln. To Major W.B. Slack, Quarter Master of the Marine Corps, ""You are authorized to have the roof of the barracks at Brooklyn repaired as recommended in your letter of the 16th instant."" Distinctively framed in dark blue, accented in red matting, with a bust portrait of the Cabinet member known as ""Father Gideon"" to Lincoln. 19 1/2 x 16. " [ref:5137]
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ADAMS, LOUISA CATHERINE
LOUISA CATHERINE ADAMS A fine autograph letter signed, in effect, twice, as "Louisa Catherine Adams" and "Wife of John Quincy Adams," Quincy, October 28, 1842. The former First Lady writes to Mrs. B.O. Tayloe in Washington, "Herewith I have the pleasure my Dear Madam, to send you the long promised engraving to be placed so flatteringly in your elegant Collection of Autographs where I shall have the gratification of shining, at least through a reflected light, among the brilliant luminaries who so greatly adorn your book." "In the hope of soon meeting you and Mr. Tayloe in Washington..." 1 page, 4to. The Tayloes were Washington fixtures. Their portraits by D. Huntington hang in the Corcoran Galleries in that city. With the detached autograph address panel. The two: [ref:6465]
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ADAMS, SAMUEL
SAMUEL ADAMS A near pristine 11 x 17 document signed in full, as Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, November 25, 1796. Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a major figure in the Colonies' resistance to what Adams believed to be the injustices of Great Britain toward the separate colonies was active in or fostered resistance towards every Edict from Great Britain, from the Tax Act to the Boston Tea Party. His network throughout the Colonies promoted free distribution of information on Britain's iniquities. The Sons of Liberty sprang from this need for information and a cohesive grouping of what would eventually become the United States. He was greatly admired for his activism. A second cousin to John Adams, Samuel is often associated with the President though they ran on slightly different tracks. Samuel Adams was a poor businessman (he did have affiliations in the making of ales) but he was an excellent pamphleteer and he was regarded as the lynch pin of the independence movement. Here, as Governor, Adams proclaims: "Know Ye, That We have assigned and constituted, and do by these Presents with the Advice and Consent of the Council, constitute and appoint Moses Davis of Edgecombe to be one of the Justices to keep the Peace in our County of Lincoln for the term of seven years…to keep and cause to be kept, the Laws and Ordinances made for the Good of the Peace…and for the Quiet, Rule and Government of our Citizens and Subjects…" Excellent stamp on the reverse. Countersigned by John Avery as First Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. [ref:7146]
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BEAUREGARD, GENERAL P. G. T.
[CONFEDERACY]. GENERAL P. G. T. BEAUREGARD A war date autograph letter signed, G.T. Beauregard, May 23, 1864, on Confederate States, Head-quarters Department of North-Carolina and Southern Virginia stationery by the military leader from Louisiana, commander of the forces at Charleston, South Carolina at the time of Ft. Sumter and victor at the lst Battle of Bull Run. Beauregard writes to General Braxton Bragg, commander of the Confederate forces at Richmond. "I have the honor to send herewith a 'Field Return' of the troops under my immediate command." "It is sufficiently correct for all practical purposes; and, if not perfectly so, due allowances will be made in consideration of the constant activity of the command since it has been here, and the fact that the baggage and papers of portions of the troops have not yet arrived." "Very Respectfully, General, Your Obt. Servt." 1 page 4to. Minor chips at edges, one minutely affects one letter of one word in the body of the letter. Dockets and dates on the verso. [ref:5910]
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BLACK, HUGO
[SUPREME COURT]. HUGO L. BLACK A poignant Supreme Court autograph letter signed, March 12, 1952, by the Supreme Court justice who acknowledges condolences from the wife of Meet the Press moderator Lawrence Spivak. "It was good to get your message of sympathy about Josephine. You know how gentle & lovely she was and you can appreciate the magnitude of my loss. Thank you and Mr. Spivak for your letter." 1 page, 8vo. With two collateral items including the printed formal remarks of Chief Justice Vinson on the death of Justice Brennan's wife. [ref:6477]
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BLACK, HUGO L. [SUPREME COURT]
[SUPREME COURT]. JUSTICE HUGO L. BLACK A poignant Supreme Court autograph letter signed, March 12, 1952, by the Supreme Court justice who acknowledges condolences from the wife of Meet the Press moderator Lawrence Spivak. "It was good to get your message of sympathy about Josephine. You know how gentle & lovely she was and you can appreciate the magnitude of my loss. Thank you and Mr. Spivak for your letter." 1 page, 8vo. With two collateral items including the printed formal remarks of Chief Justice Vinson on the death of Justice Brennan's wife. The group: [ref:7008]
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Bok, Edward W
A typed letter signed on Mr. Bok’s Office letterhead, October 22, 1927 , by the Dutch-born American journalist, editor of Ladies’ Home Journal. "I extend to you my best wishes...Thanking you for what you say about my book..." One page, 8vo. [ref:3307]
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