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1. [FILM] John Carroll [1906-1979] American actor. SIGNED, inscribed printed portrait picture, 5 x 7. VG......25-35

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2. [MARYLAND] Thomas Swann (1809-1883) American politician. Initially a Know-Nothing, and later a Democrat, he served as mayor of Baltimore (1856–1860), as the 33rd Governor of Maryland (1866–1869), and as U.S. Representative from Maryland's 3rd congressional district and then 4th congressional district (1869–1879).  In eulogy, the Baltimore Sun criticized his early political errors, but nevertheless credited him as "a great mayor, conferring inestimable benefits on the city he governed; not only was he a wise and beneficient governor to the oppressed portion of the citizens of the State, but he was one of the most useful and influential Congressmen this State or city ever had."  Large Document Signed as Governor, 1868, appointment of Robert H. Boteler to Office of Registration. Also signed by the Sec. of State, John M. Carter [b. 1843].  Approx. 16 x 10.5".  Three folds o/w superb condition.............80-120

Portrait of Gov. Swann



3. [FILM] Macaulay Culkin (b. 1980) American actor. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).  Signed 8x10 photo from the movie THE PAGTEMASTER. VG.................25-35

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4. [FILM] BOB HOPE (1903-2007) Entertainer.  TLS (1976) mounted to wooden plaque and glazed over in a professional custom piece 9x11.....40-60

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5. [FILM] Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. (1926-2015)  American film producer. He is the son of actress Frances Howard and the pioneer motion picture mogul Samuel Goldwyn. He followed in his father's footsteps and founded the motion picture production companies The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films. TLS, 1989, 1p, to a collector.  VG.......60-80

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6. [MUSIC] Christopher Rouse (b. 1949) American composer. Though he has written for various ensembles, Rouse is primarily known for his orchestral compositions, including a Requiem, eleven concertos, and five symphonies. His work has received numerous accolades, including the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, the Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition, and the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Rouse was the composer-in-residence for the New York Philharmonic from 2012 to 2015.  AMQS, from his composition "Rapture" of 2000.  Approx. 10-1/4 x 5 in. VG..............50-75

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Collection of 29 James Gillray etchings


7. James Gillray (1756-1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. Offered here are 6 sheets with a total of 29 complete etchings.  All sheets show etchings on bothsides.  Condition varies, with scattered foxing spots.   Gillray is Generally accepted to be the greatest of all English Caricaturists, and the recent exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London, showed the range of his work. Initially he worked for a number of different publishers, but from the 1790's he worked exclusively for Humphreys. Record prices [exceeding $20,000] have been recently made, many selling for $1000 and up. Most of the Gillray images that you see on the market today come from the mid 19th century re-strikeprintings, from the original plates, and often have recent hand-coloring, and are priced much lower than the vintage etchings.  These are called the Bohn edition prints. Henry G. Bohn purchased the original copperplates and began printing Gillray's between 1847 and 1851.  Prices had been climbing steadily since the 1970s, but the auction of the Draper Hill Collection at Phillips auctioneers in London in 2001 pushed prices to new highs: several key prints, including Fashionable Contrasts, fetching more than US$10,000. Since 2002, annual auctions of Caricatures at Bonhams in London, each of which included large selections of Gillray prints, have continued this trend. Escalating prices have also meant that good examples of major works by Gillray can be very hard to come by at any price. Unfortunately for the beginning collector this means that starting a collection now is far more difficult than thirty years ago, when a very good copy of Light expelling Darkness could be had for as little as US$250. A good impression of this print sold in 2006 for over US$9,000, while Fashionable Contrasts also sold in the same year for over US$20,000.  This dramatic increase in prices has also led to unscrupulous sellers attempting to pass off prints from the Bohn Edition as first edition originals, and it can be difficult for those unfamiliar with these practices to tell the difference between a restrike (commonly called "a Bohn") and an original.  To be sure, all of the Gillray etchings offered in this auction are from the c. 1850 Bohn edition. 

Estimate for all of these etchings.........900-1200

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8. [THEATRE] Otis Skinner (1858-1942) American stage actor active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Signed clipping from the play FRANCESCA DA RIMINI.  Provenance: the Boothbay Theatre Museum Collection. Approx. 3-3/4 x 5 in...............25-35

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9 . [EARLY FILM] John Sutton (1908-1963) actor with a prolific career in Hollywood of more than 30 years. Signed newspaper clipping from THIUNDER BIRDS, the 1942 film starring Gene Tierney, Preston Foster, and John Sutton.  Approx. 2.5 x 4.5 in. 
Povenance: the Boothbay Theatre Museum Collection.  Glue stains.................Min. Bid $10

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10. [EARLY FILM] Guy Bates Post (1875-1968)  American character actor who appeared in at least twenty-one Broadway plays and twenty-five Hollywood films over a career that spanned more than fifty years. He was perhaps best remembered in the role of Omar Khayyam in the 1914 stage and 1922 film productions of Richard Walton Tully's Omar the Tentmaker and for his over fifteen hundred performances in John Hunter Booth's 1917 play The Masquerader.  Signed, inscribed signature [MOUNTED] dated 1933.  Approx. 3.5 x 3 in...............Min. Bid $5

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11.  [NEW ORLEANS] R. G. HAZARD (1801-1888) American Financier, leading businessman, author and philosopher. He accumulated a large fortune in mercantile & manufacturing. While in New Orleans in 1841-42, he was threatened with lynching, he obtained, with great effort, the release of large numbers of free Negroes, who had been placed on chain-gangs. During the civil war he did much to sustain the national credit, and was offered an official position in the treasury dept., which he declined. He formed a friendship with John S. Mill, the noted philosopher. His own philosophical writings were read with interest throughout the English speaking world. He gave Brown University money which was used to endow the "Hazard" professorship of physics. His early connection with business in the South was so large that Southern newspapers warned Southern people not to buy "Hazard's goods." because he was opposed to slavery. He united with the Union Pacific railroad company to put it back on a solid basis through his personal involvement. Offered here is a 1843 City Bank check [New Orleans] signed by Hazard,  6 x 2-1/4 in. VG...............75-100

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12.  [MUSIC] Nice 4-3/4 x 7-1/2 album page signed by: Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935) was the stage name of the Polish coloratura soprano, Prakseda Marcelina Kochańska. She had an important international singing career, chiefly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Giuseppe Campanari  (1855-1927) Italian-born operatic baritone and cellist. He later became an American citizen. Thomas Salignac (1867-1945) French tenor, lyracist. All three signatures are dated 1899. Fine.............75-100

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13. Howard  Baker, Jr. (1925-2014)  American politician and diplomat who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and Senate Majority Leader. Baker later served as White House Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan, and a United States Ambassador to Japan.  Known in Washington, D.C. as the "Great Conciliator", Baker was often regarded as one of the most successful senators in terms of brokering compromises, enacting legislation, and maintaining civility. Baker was a moderate conservative who was also respected enormously by most of his Democratic colleagues.  Signed 8x10 photo. VG........50-75

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14. [MIXED LOT]  offered with as little description as possible: autograph signatures in various forms of the following US senators & congressmen: George Madison Adams (1837-
1920) MOC  Ky. Richard Brodhead (1811-1863) Penn. Godlove Stein Orth (1817-1882) Ind. senator.  John H. Clarke (1789-1870) RI senator.  Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) represented the Dakota Territory in the U.S. Congress and, after the Dakotas were admitted as States, he was the first U.S. Senator from South Dakota. William Pierce Frye (1830-1911) 60th President pro tempore of the United States Senate. James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) 9th Governor of Wisconsin. Isaac Hill (1789-1851) NH senator.  Henry Heitfeld (1859-1938) Idaho senator................min. bid $35



15. [AMERICANA] Oliver Crosby (1769-1851) was born in Billerica, Mass., went to Harvard, and became a lawyer. He moved to Atkinson, Maine in 1820, the same year Maine became a state. With Judge Atkinson he had bought a great deal of land; the two began selling 100 acre lots. Crosby kept 400 acres for himself, building a log house until circumstances allowed him to put up a large frame house and out-buildings. The first settler in the area arrived in 1802; by 1810 there were 169 inhabitants. The road to Bangor, thirty miles away, was a horse path. By 1820 there was a wagon road and 245 souls. It was in Billerica that Oliver Crosby heard the first guns fired at Lexington, the commencement of the Revolution. Later in life he frequently stated this and other thrilling facts to his children, giving many incidents of those patriotic days. He moved with his family from Billerica to Dover, N. H., where he was admitted to the bar and practiced law until 1812. In 1812 he was part owner in a sailing vessel which was seized by the British ; and from 1817 to 1822 he was owner of a cotton manufacturing plant in Dover.  Offered here is a 1819 court document, approx. 7.5 x 12 in.  Signed on verso by Sam. W. Carr and Jos. Doe (1776-1860) In 1821, Joseph was elected Somersworth's representative to the Lower House of the New Hampshire General Court. He became one of the most articulate leaders of the Federalist Party and formed a party known as the "Doe-faces". In 1826, he was re-elected and became the chief spokesman in the state for the business community. He was an expert to whom special banking questions were referred.  After serving seven terms in the House, Joseph was appointed Justice of the Peace & Quorum in January 1829. His political tradition defined the forces of moderation, which became his son Charles' constitutional principle. Joseph was supporting the last stand in New Hampshire on behalf of government by gentry. He gained the conviction that the democratic process could only survive if wedded to the rights of property and the protection of commerce. This was the political legacy that he passed on to his son Charles. VG...........50-75

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16. [FILM] Heinz Woester (1901-1970) was a Swiss film and television actor. Signed, inscribed postcard photo. Condition very good; minor corner crack..........25-35

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17. [FRANCE] Georges Lecomte (1867-1958)  French novelist and playwright, who also wrote literary, historical and artistic studies. In 1924 he was elected to the Académie française, of which he became perpetual secretary in 1946.  He was also director of the École Estienne. He died in Paris.  ALS, 1925, 1p., approx. 5-1/2 x 6-3/4 in.  To Hugues Le Roux the monument of Jean Julien in Ville d'Avray.  VG.............75-100


18. [FILM] Fay Bainter (1893-1968) American film and stage actress. Bainter quickly achieved success, and in 1938 she became the first performer nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Actress, for White Banners (1937), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938), winning for the latter. Since then, only nine other actors have won dual nominations in a single year. She was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Children's Hour (1961). ALS, no date, 1p. To Franklyn Lenthall - actor, director, producer, curator of the Boothbay Theater Museum [Maine]. "My dear Mr. Lenthall - How can I thank you for your wonderful letter - It helps a lot - I shall keep on trying until I get something to please everyone - Good luck to you - Please don't give up - Sincerely Fay Bainter." Written on Hotel Astor, NYC, letterhead. VG...........80-120



19. PEGGY STEWART (1923- ) American Actress. Her family moved to California in the mid '30s, where she made the acquaintance of character actor Henry O'Neill. Aware that Paramount Pictures was looking for a new face to play the part of Joel McCrea's and Frances Dee's daughter in Wells Fargo (1936), O'Neill recommended Stewart. The assignment led to numerous other roles for the teenaged actress, who by the end of 1940 was not only established in Hollywood but the wife of actor Don "Red" Barry (Stewart was also the sister-in-law of another actor, Wayne Morris). At about the time her marriage was breaking up in 1944, Stewart signed with Republic Studios, where, starting with Tucson Raiders (1944), she became resident leading lady for many of Republic's western stars. She also appeared in serials at Republic but preferred westerns because the shooting schedules were shorter and she was able to wear a more varied wardrobe. Leaving Republic in 1948, she freelanced until 1953, when she briefly gave up acting to become a casting director at NBC television. SIGNED/inscribed 8x10 photograph with sentiment...........25-35



20. (AMERICAN LITERARY NOTABLES LOT)   GILBERT ARTHUR HIGHET (1906-1978 ) Classicist, academic, writer, critic and historian.  TLS (1971) signed “Gilbert”.  WILLIAM JAMES LAWRENCE (1862-1941) Irish born American Critic, author, theater historian. ALS (1928), 2pp.  SIDNEY SHELDON (1917-2007) Writer, Oscar Winner. SIGNED 8x11 Color portrait photograph.  JOHN LIVINGSTON LOWES (1867-1945) Writer, Scholar. TLS (1922).  ERNEST KELLOGG GANN (1910-1991) Author, filmmaker.  SIGNED card with quote. JOHN FISKE (1842-1901) Historian, philosopher.  ANS (1891) on card..............80-120



21. [MUSIC] Pierre Luboshutz [1891-1971] Russian-American pianist. Signed card, with sentiment written in different hand.......25-35

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22. [MUSIC] Frederick Nicholls [b.1871] British composer. AMQS, no date, 3 bars of music from "A Song For Thee." 9x5".............75-100

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23. [CIVIL WAR] The 47th United States Colored Infantry Regiment was a regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was organized from the 8th Louisiana Infantry (African Descent) in March 1864. Commanded by Colonel Hiram Scofield, it fought in Mississippi and Florida, including at the Battle of Fort Blakely in April 1865. The regiment was mustered out on January 5, 1866. During the war it lost one officer and thirty enlisted men either killed or mortally wounded and three officers and 398 enlisted men by disease, for a total of 432.  Offered here is a document from the Treasury Department dated  1870 for Returns of Quartermaster's Stores for months of August & Sept. 1864.  To John L. Mathews, Lt. 47th US Colored Infantry, signed by Chas. H. Brown. Approx. 8 x 10-1/4 in. One page.  One could write an entire article just on the transformed racial attitudes of white Iowa soldiers, but one example will suffice. At the beginning of the war John Mathews of the 13th Iowa had considered “darkies” little more than property; by June 1863 he was a first lieutenant with the 8th Louisiana Colored Infantry (which fought at Milliken’s Bend) and though still an unabashed racist was able to praise black soldiers for their bravery. During the war Mathews wrote letters home to family and friends and by 1864, he acknowledged that “the colored troops of this command have made a glorious name for themselves, they have proven themselves as brave as the bravest, perfectly at home in the drill, and far ahead of everything else in Military appearance in discipline. . . . You may think me an enthusiastic. But when you pass through what I have with them and seen what I have seen, you will better understand my feelings toward that unfortunate race. . . . There is a better day coming for these poor people.” VG...............100-150


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24. [ENGLAND] Major-General Sir John Hanbury-Williams GCVO, KCB, CMG. (1859-1946 ).   He served in South Africa between 1899 and 1900.  He was Military Secretary to Sir A Milner from 1897 to 1900 and Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1900 to 1903. He was Governor-General's Secretary and Military Secretary in Canada from 1904 to 1909. He was Brigadier-General in charge of Administration Scotland between 1909-1914. In 1911 he was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee to represent Canada and served on the IOC until 1921. He was employed on General Staff in 1914. During the First World War he was head of the British military mission at Russian Stavka and was mentioned in despatches. He was in charge British Prisoners of War Department at the Hague from August 1917 to March 1918 and at Berne from April 1918 to December 1918. He retired from the Army in 1919. He was Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of England from 1920 to 1934. Hanbury-Williams was Colonel Commandant of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry from 1918. He was Extra Equerry to the King from 1934.  Signed 3.5 x 2.5" card, he adds 1922 and Major General.  Lightly sun toned edges......Min. Bid $10

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25. [FILM]  Group photo of friends Van Johnson, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn and Peter Lawford.  c. 1950s. 8 x 10 in. From the personal collection of Van Johnson. VG for its age.........150-200

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26.  18th century engraving of the Monument of King William Rufus, plate size 14-3/4 x 9" plus slim margins. Excellent condition, esp. for its age.........100-150

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27. [US CONGRESS] album page signed by US members of congress [on both sides]. Includes:  John B. Corliss (1851-1929) from Michigan.  William R. Ellis (1850-1915) from Oregon.  John Albert Tiffin Hull (1841-1928) from Iowa. In July 1862, during the Civil War, he enlisted in the Twenty-third Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was a first lieutenant and captain, resigning due to wounds in October 1863.  Other side: Geo. P. Lawrence (1859-1917) from Mass.  William Connell (1827-1909) from Pa. Henry Clay Van Voorhis (1852-1927) from Ohio. VG.....................Min. Bid $10

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28.  An 1801 Kentucky Pioneer document from Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky. promisory note signed by several prominent pioneers. Signed on the front by Charles Helm and George Helm. Charles HELM [1777- 1831 [?] - a merchant, politician, soldier. He served for many years in the state legislature and was said to be the most popular man in Hardin County. During the War of 1812, he was in Col. Aaron Hart’s company, a mounted force, each man furnishing his own horse, gun, ammunition, & rations for himself & horse. He served for a number of years in the Kentucky State Senate and House of Representatives. GEO. HELM (1774-1822) signs on the verso. In 1798 he was appointed sheriff of Hardin County; was in the State Legislature 1813, 1814 and 1816. Resigned temporarily in 1814 to serve on the staff of General John Thomas, who commanded the Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans. His son became Governor of Kentucky. Geo. Helm was involved briefly in the following incident. In Elizabethtown the first execution took slave April 2, 1796. Jacob, a slave, killed his master John Crow in Dec. 1795. He fled to Vienna, but was captured and returned to Elizabethtown. Tried by a special court, he was condemned to be hanged. When Jacob was arrested he said, "I killed Crow, but you prove it." He pleaded guilty though, and was sentenced to be hung. The court not agreeing on the value of the negro, a jury was impaneled who fixed his value at 80 pounds. Confined in an old log jail, he made a desperate dash when the door was opened to feed him. George Helm, being in sight, and being then a stout young man, pursued the prisoner about 400 yards, crossing Valley Creek & ascending a hill, caught & brought Jacob back. The execution was witnessed by a large crowd. The Sheriff having a distaste for the hangman's office [by consent of Jacob] procured the services of a black man to tie the noose and drive the cart from under. For years after the matter was spoken as "The time Jacob was hung." SIGNED ON THE VERSO BY Squire Larue, James Crutcher, Ben Helm, & Michael Campbell.  In 1813 Hardin County had the unique distinction of having two future presidents of the United States living within its borders: Abraham Lincoln, a boy of four years, and James Buchanan, then a young man of 22 years. Buchanan, in 1796, became part owner with James Dickey, of 3610 acres of land in Hardin County, purchased for one dollar per acre from Michael Campbell.SQUIRE LaRUE [1785-1861] the only son of John LaRue, for whom LaRue County was named. He was a Lincoln neighbor who’s son was born the day before Abraham Lincoln. His mother, Mary Brooks LaRue Enlow, was present at the birth of Squire LaRue’s son, and she was very close to the Lincolns. Legend tells us that she walked the short distance to the Lincoln cabin and was  “Granny-mother” at the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Squire LaRue served in the General Assembly of Kentucky and was also County Judge of Hardin County. MAJOR JAS. CRUTCHER - Pioneer. Came to Kentucky from Virginia with his father & family, arriving at the Falls of the Ohio in early 1780s, and later moved to Bardstown. In 1796, he moved to Elizabethtown and became one of the earliest merchants there. Served terms in the legislature and came close to being elected lieutenant governor. He was at the battle of New Orleans as aide to General Thomas, commander of the Kentucky troops. He was involved in the flatboat business and it was said that after delivering a cargo by flatboat to New Orleans, Crutcher would walk back to Kentucky. On these trips he carried his money in a close fitting deer skin vest which he wore under his shirt. BEN HELM (1767-1858) known as "Kitchen Knife Whetted on a Brick." He was a surveyor, state senator, clerk of Hardin Co. courts; major in War of 1812; purchased the farm owned by Christopher Bush, father of Mrs. Sallie [Bush] Johnston Lincoln, step-mother of Abraham Lincoln. He was a partner, in the general store business, with Duff Green [later statesman] in the early frontier days of Kentucky. It is likely that young Abe Lincoln visited his store often in his early youth.  VG.................400-600

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29. Roland G. Hazard  (1801-1888) American Financier, leading businessman, author and philosopher. He accumulated a large fortune in mercantile & manufacturing. While in New Orleans in 1841-42, he was threatened with lynching, he obtained, with great effort, the release of large numbers of free Negroes, who had been placed on chain-gangs. Signed 1844 bank check, City Bank, New Orleans. 6-1/4 x 2-1/2 in. Anything signed by Hazard is scarce. VG. Accompanied with a biographical page..............100-150

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30. [FILM] Dean Jones (1931-2015) American actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG........30-50

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31. [NAVAL] N.H. Farquhar (Rear Admiral Norman Von H. Farquhar, USN, (1840-1907). Letter Signed, marked "Copy", USS Trenton, Apia, Samoa, April 22, 1889, 2 pages, 7-3/4 x 10".  The original was sent to the Secretary of the Navy, Washington DC [Benjamin F. Tracy].  This "copy" letter was sent to Henry Lyon, who  became commander of the Nipsic. Dated about a month after this famous naval incident (The Samoan Crisis ).  This letter is of high praise for Lieut. Commander Henry W. Lyon, saving the Nipsic "...to his excellent service during the Hurricane of March 16th and 17th, 1889, and since then in saving valuable property from the wreck. During the gale, he intelligently carried out my orders; personally supervising the many plans to keep out water, getting lines to the Vaudalia to prevent the total destruction of the Trenton and many other duties besides..." Norman Von Heidreich Farquhar (1840-1907) was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania,  attended the U.S. Naval Academy during 1854-59. After graduation, he served with the Africa Squadron until September 1861. Lieutenant Farquhar spent most of the Civil War off the U.S. Atlantic coast and in the West Indies, serving in the gunboats Mystic, Sonoma and Mahaska and the cruisers Rhode Island and Santiago de Cuba. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in mid-1865, a few months after the fighting ended, and was on duty at the U.S. Naval Academy from then until September 1868. For the rest of the 1860s and into the next decade, Farquhar served in the warship Swatara, was Executive Officer of USS Severn and USS Powhatan and Commanding Officer of USS Kansas. He also had two tours at the Boston Navy Yard on ordnance duty and as Executive Officer.  Advanced in rank to Commander in December 1872, Farquhar spent nearly five years at the Naval Academy. He commanded the training ship Portsmouth in 1877-78, and the steam sloops Quinnebaug and Wyoming in European waters in 1878-1881. Five more years of Naval Academy duty were followed by torpedo instruction at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1886. From May 1887 until her loss in the March 1889 Samoan hurricane, Captain Farquhar commanded the steam frigate Trenton. He then served on several of the Navy's boards and, in March 1890 became the Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks. During 1894-97, he was Commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Commanding Officer of the cruiser Newark, and President of the Naval Examining Board.  While holding the ranks of Commodore and Rear Admiral, Farquhar was Commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1897-99, commanded the North Atlantic Station during 1899-1901 and was Chairman of the Lighthouse Board in 1901-02. He retired from active duty in April 1902, upon reaching the statutory service age limit of 62. Rear Admiral Farquhar died at Jamestown, Rhode Island, on 3 July 1907. The letter is in very fine condition.  Provenance: Estate of Admiral Henry W. Lyon, who had a distinguished Naval career, was honored for his service in the Spanish-American war where he commanded the U. S. S. Dolphin. Lyon and his wife, Liela, bought a house in Paris Hill, Maine  in 1899 and moved there full time when he retired from the Navy in 1907. Picture of Farquhar is not included here...........300-400

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32. [AMERICANA] Nathan Wilson (1758-1834) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he moved with his family to Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, where he attended school. He served two enlistments in Massachusetts regiments during the Revolutionary War in 1777 and 1780 and moved to New Perth (now Salem), Washington County, New York. He enlisted as a private in the Sixteenth Regiment, Albany County Militia and was appointed by Governor George Clinton in 1791 adjutant in Washington County Militia Regiment. He was town collector in 1801 and 1802 and sheriff of Washington County from 1802 to 1806. He was justice of the peace from 1808 to 1816 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Document signed, 1811, NY State Supreme Court, 1p, approx. 7-1/4 x 6-1/4 in. VG..........Min. Bid $25

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33. [AMERICANA] John Van Ness Yates (1779-1839) was a New York lawyer, Democratic-Republican politician, and Secretary of State from 1818 to 1826. He was born in Albany to Robert Yates, a prominent Anti-Federalist attorney and jurist.[1] He became a lawyer after clerking in the office of John Vernon Henry.  He held a number of offices in Albany, and was one of the first trustees of the Albany United Presbyterian Church. He was a captain of a light infantry company in 1806, master in chancery in 1808, recorder of the city 1809-1816, and New York Secretary of State 1818-1826.  He co-authored History of the State of New-York: Including Its Aboriginal and Colonial Annals (1826).  Signed 1813 NY State Supreme Court document, 6.5 x 8 in. VG.............$15

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34. [EARLY THEATRE] 3 clip signatures glued to sheet: (1) Charles Kean (1811-1868) English actor who mentored the young Ellen Terry in juvenile roles. From his "tour round the world" Kean returned in 1866 in broken health, and died in London on 22 January 1868 at the age of 57.  (2) Nelly Moore (1844/45 - 1869)  British actress who died young. One of her performances moved Henry Sambrooke Leigh to write a verse in her honour.  (3) a 3rd clip signature which is not identified...............50-75

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35. [AMERICANA] Samuel Freeman (1743-1831) was a prominent citizen of Portland, Maine during the 18th and 19th centuries. He was instrumental in founding the first public library in Portland (then Falmouth), Maine, served in the judiciary system as judge and clerk, as well as held the post of the first postmaster of Portland, in 1775. He was an active patriot during the Revolutionary struggle, was secretary of the Cumberland County convention in 1774, a member of the provincial congress in 1775, and of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1776 and 1778. When the courts were reorganized in 1775 he was appointed clerk, which office he held for forty-five years. He was register of probate until commissioned judge in 1804, remaining in the latter office till 1820. From 1776 till 1805 he was postmaster of Portland. He was an active and efficient friend of Bowdoin College, His publications include "The Massachusetts Justice" (1803); and " Probate Directory" (1803); and he edited the "Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith" (1821). Offered here is an 1806 legal document signed,  approx. 7.5 x 9 in.  Also signed on the verso by   John Waite (1732-1820)  sheriff of Cumberland County, Maine. Capt. John Waite of Falmouth (now Portland, Me.), during the expedition that sailed for Louisbourg on 4 June 1759 and captured Québec on 18 Sept. 1759. Waite commanded the sloop Swallow. The expedition was under the command of Gen. James Wolfe (1727-1759) and Adm. Charles Saunders (1713?-1775). VG..............75-100

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36. [ART] Helen Gerardia (1903-1988) Russian-born American painter. She was born in Ekaterinoslav, Russia in 1903.  She immigrated to the United States and studied under Hans Hoffman from 1946-7. During her career, she painted and also engaged in lithography and etching. She eventually founded the Gerardia Workshop, where she taught a variety of mediums.  From 1967 until 1969, she was president of the American Society of Contemporary Artists.  She exhibited her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where her work was described as showing "good arrangement," and being "visually pleasing." She was called an "industrous artist," by one critic. Offered here is an ALS dated 1972, 1p, about Hans Hofmann, who was one of the most important art instructors of the 20th century, if not THE most important. VG..................80-120


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37.  [AMERICAN NAVAL]  Commander John Mitchell Hawley -  a native of Northampton, Mass., a descendant of one of the oldest and most prominent families of the town. He made his home here until he was appointed to the Naval Academy, from which he was graduated in 1868. In 1869 he was made an ensign, in 1870 a master, and in 1874 a lieutenant, and from the time of his graduation until 1887 he rendered valuable service in several coast survey expeditions and in the hydrographic office. From 1887 to 1890 he was executive officer of the Nipsic, one of the United States fleet sent to Apia, Samoan islands, during the uprisings in 1889. The American, British and German fleets in the bay were overwhelmed by a fearful hurricane which swept the islands in March, 1889, and the Nipsic was one of the two or three vessels that escaped total destruction. Commander Hawley received a vote of thanks from the Legislature of Massachusetts for rare courage and ability displayed during the hurricane, and was commended to the Navy Department by Rear Admiral Kimberley, '"for zeal and energy in getting the Nipsic afloat after -she was beached. He had entire charge of this work, and to his efforts, in a large measure, is due the fact that the Nipsic is now afloat without more serious injury." In 1894 he was promoted to be lieutenant-commander and in 1896 was ordered to duty as assistant to the chief of the Bureau of Navigation, having charge of enlisted men. During the Spanish-American war, he was engaged in recruiting men from the west for the navy, having charge of three parties who secured nearly two thousand men for the service. He was promoted to commander March 3, 1899, and in May was ordered to the command of the Hartford, Admiral Farragut's old flagship, which is to be used as a practice-ship.  Offered is is a 1p. typed letter, undated but c. 1889, from John M. Hawley [signed only in type],  sent to Lieut. Henry W. Lyons offering his testimony if desired.  The dockets in pencil are in Lyon's hand.  VG............100-150

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38. Sam Bartlett (1752-1821) American patriot, and a noted silversmith from Concord, Mass. He was a founder of the Massachusetts Bible Society, a member of the Cambridge Humane Society, and also from 1795-1820 the elected Register of Deeds for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Deafened by cannon fire during the Boston massacre, he gave up his acedemic studies and became a smith. He worked from circa 1775 to 1795 as a silversmith in Concord Mass.. Although he worked in the town for two decades, Bartlett's most active period in Concord seems to have been between 1785 and 1795. With the aid of journeyman silversmith Joseph Lasinby Brown, of Concord, Bartlett executed communion silver commissions for three towns in Middlesex County, and produced domestic silver for resale and wholesale markets. At the end of the period, he was elected register of deeds for Middlesex County and moved to Cambridge, retiring from the role of silversmith. Bartlett marked 12 pieces of communion silver, including three flagons, one tankard and eight cups. About 25 pieces of Bartlett's domestic hollowware are known, including canns, porringers, creampots, and a unique miniature teapot. In addition, Bartlett marked teaspoons, tablespoons, ladles, and shoe buckles. Offered here is a 1816 Charlestown, Mass. deed, estate of John Trumbull of Newton. Signed on front by John Trumbull  & Nancy Trumbull.  Sam Bartlett has signed on the back as Register of Deeds, Middlesex County, Mass. Very good condition although just beginning to separate at some folds...............200-300

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39.  Mike Connors (1925-2017)  American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. In the 1959–1960 television season, he had played a crime-fighting investigator known only as "Nick" in another CBS series, Tightrope.  Signed, inscribed 8 x 10 photo. VG............40-60

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40. [AMERICANA] Jos. Doe (1776-1860) In 1821, Joseph was elected Somersworth's representative to the Lower House of the New Hampshire General Court. He became one of the most articulate leaders of the Federalist Party and formed a party known as the "Doe-faces". In 1826, he was re-elected and became the chief spokesman in the state for the business community. He was an expert to whom special banking questions were referred.  After serving seven terms in the House, Joseph was appointed Justice of the Peace & Quorum in January 1829. His political tradition defined the forces of moderation, which became his son Charles' constitutional principle. Joseph was supporting the last stand in New Hampshire on behalf of government by gentry. He gained the conviction that the democratic process could only survive if wedded to the rights of property and the protection of commerce. This was the political legacy that he passed on to his son Charles. Offered here are 32 court documents from New Hampshire, most if not all date 1817.  Vonditions vary but mostly good/VG...........Min. Bid $190



41. [ART] Lawrence B. "Larry" Salander (born 1949) is a former New York City art dealer.  His company, the Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, was cited by the Robb Report in 2003 as the best gallery in the world.  By late 2007, Salander had been sued by numerous customers and business partners who claimed that Salander and his company had defrauded them.  In November 2007, Salander filed for personal bankruptcy, listing John McEnroe among his creditors. Offered here is a letter dated 1984, 1p,  sending money to the Estate of Walt Kuhn for a Kuhn painting sold for $35,000 to Tommy LiPuma.  Tommy LiPuma (1936-2017) was an American music producer. He received 33 Grammy nominations, 5 Grammy wins, and his productions sold over 75 million albums.  LiPuma worked with many musicians, including Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Claudine Longet, Dave Mason, the Yellowjackets, the Sandpipers, Michael Franks, Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Ben Sidran, The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Randy Crawford and Dr. John.  Signed Lawrence.  An interesting piece of art history.  File holes otherwise very good..........100-150

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42. [ART] Salvatore Grippi (1921-2017) important American artist. One of the underrepresented figurative expressionist members of the New York School featured in Herskovic’s book is Salvatore Grippi, who was born in 1921 in Buffalo. After participating in the major invasions in Europe during World War II, Grippi came back to New York and attended the Art Students League under the G.I. Bill from 1945 to 1948. From 1951 to 1953, Grippi was at Atelier 17, the famous printmaking studio run by British artist Stanley William Hayter, who taught printmaking to Pollock and Rothko, among many other abstract expressionists. Grippi would later contribute an etching to the well-known portfolio Twenty-One Etchings and Poems [1958], including work by such artists and poets as Frank O’Hara, Franz Kline, Grippi’s brother Peter Grippe, and Dylan Thomas. From 1953 to 1955, Grippi worked in Florence, Italy, with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship. He taught for several years at the Cooper Union Art School before moving to California to teach at Pomona College. In 1968, Grippi was asked to start the art department at Ithaca College and taught there until 1991. Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s.  In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art.  He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. Offered here is a pencil signed etching, titled EPIC, dated 1954, image 7-3/4 x 9-1/2 in. plus clean margins.  Very fine....................400-600

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43. Victor Saville (1896-1979)  English film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed 39 films between 1927 and 1954. He also produced 36 films between 1923 and 1962. As an independent producer he had purchased the film rights to A. J. Cronin's novel The Citadel. He was persuaded to sell them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in return for the chance to produce the film and another big-budget adaptation, Goodbye Mr Chips (1939). Both films starred Robert Donat and were a great success in the USA as well as in Britain, providing Saville with a passport to Hollywood. After the war Saville continued directing films for MGM but eventually returned to Britain. Saville acquired production rights for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer mysteries and produced a few features, though Spillane thought he as interested in doing so only to acquire the money to produce The Silver Chalice.  He produced two final films in the 1960s, The Greengage Summer (1961), adapted from the novel of the same name, and Mix Me a Person (1962).  Offered here  is a TLS, 1954, 1p, to Mickey Spillane.   Spillane had requested permission to write stories during his contract agreement.   Saville basically says no.   Accompanied with a picture of Mickey, Saville and Biff Elliot.  Biff Elliott (1923-2012) was an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as popular detective Mike Hammer in the 1953 version of I, the Jury, and for his guest appearance in the Star Trek episode "The Devil in the Dark".  Fine condition. Provenance: Estate of Mickey Spillane................150-250

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44[MULTIPLE LOT] MISC. autographs offered as one lot: [1] Sidney Tracy HOLMES [ 1815-1890] Representative from New York. SIGNATURE, irregular sun toned. [2] Mary Cowden Clarke [1809-1898] Eng. author. Clip signature. [3] [ENGLAND] H.B. LEGGE [1708-1764] English statesman. He was private secretary to Sir Robert Walpole. Legge only shared temporarily in the downfall of Walpole, and became in quick succession Surveyor-General of Woods and Forests, a Lord of the Admiralty, and a Lord of the Treasury. In 1748 he was sent as envoy extraordinary to Frederick the Great, and although his conduct in Berlin was sharply censured by George II, he became Treasurer of the Navy soon after his return to England. In April 1754 he joined the ministry of the duke of Newcastle as chancellor of the Exchequer. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example. Click to see Legge [4][FDR] William E. Leuchtenburg (b. 1922) is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill and the leading scholar of the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is the author of more than a dozen books on 20th century history.  Signed 1p. typescript from THE PERILS OF PROSPERITY. Begins with "The vote was less a triumph for Roosevelt than a rejection of Hoover..." [5]Jeane Dixon (1904-1997) was one of the best-known American astrologers and psychics of the 20th century, due to her syndicated newspaper astrology column, some well-publicized predictions and a best-selling biography. SIGNED/INSCRIBED Prayer card, 2.5 x 4 in. VG. [6] Charles Seymour(1885-1963) American academic, historian and President of Yale University from 1937 to 1951. Seymour served as the chief of the Austro-Hungarian Division of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in 1919. He was also the U.S. delegate on the Romanian, Yugoslavian, and Czechoslovakian Territorial Commissions in 1919. TLS, Yale Univ., Sept. 19, 1940, 1p. To Professor Louis W. McKeehan, Sloane Physics Laboratory [Yale]. Acknowledges sabbatical leave of absence. [7] [ENGLAND] Frederick Romilly (1810-1887) sat as Liberal MP for Canterbury between March 1850 and the general election of 1852. SIGNED ADDRESS PANAL postmarked 1839. [8] Bill Pogue (b. 1930) is a retired American astronaut. Sig/inscribed 3x5 card. [9] Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953) rose to become one of the most influential Irish American political figures from 1920s to the 1950s. He earned his law degree at Fordham in 1912 and won election, with Tammany Hall's backing, to the New York state assembly in 1917 and served through 1921. He later served as Bronx County Sheriff from 1922 to 1925 . From 1922 to the time of his death he served as chairman of the Bronx Democratic organization. Known for his honesty and reform principles, he served as secretary of state and a trusted advisor to Franklin Roosevelt during the latter's term as governor of New York State . He helped Roosevelt through all of his elections and was one of the driving forces behind Truman's 1948 election victory. In 1940 Roosevelt tapped him to be the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. SIGNATURE, [10][ENGLAND] ROUNDELL PALMER - 1st Earl of Selborne [1812-1895]. English jurist. M.P. (1847-52, 1853-57, 1861-72); solicitor general (1861); attorney general (1863-65); opposed Gladstone' s Irish church policy; lord chancellor (1872-74, 1880-85); author of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act of 1873, which established a single hierarchy of courts; edited a hymnal, The Book of Praise (1863). Created earl (1882). CLIP SIGNATURE, mounted.......100-150




45. [ACTORS, ACTRESSES & ENTERTAINERS]  Dorothy Revier  (1904-1993) American actress. Signed blue 3x5 card dated '84. John Abbott (1905-1996) English character actor. Signed 2-questionaire. He writes out 2 answers. Robert Earl Wise (1914-2005) American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941) and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles (1966), which was nominated for Best Picture. Signed questionaire. Natalie Schafer (1990-1991) American actress, best known as Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell on CBS's sitcom Gilligan's Island (1964–67).
Signed questionaire.  Desi Arnez Jr. (b. 1953) signed & iscribed newspaper clipping about Lucille Ball. Edward S. Willard (1853-1915) English theatre actor. Signature. Eileen Heckart (1919-2001) signature mounted. Nancy Gates (b.1926) American former film and television actress. Signed newspaper picture clipping.  Bill Cosby - signed pamphlet GLORY DAYS [from McDonald's]. Kevin Costner - small signed picture standing with Tiger Woods. Della Reece (b. 1931) American nightclub, jazz, gospel and pop singer, film and television actress. Signed 3x5 card.............Min. Bid $45



46. (MAINE) JOCK [John R. McKernan, Jr.] - Gov. & U.S. congressman from Maine. Group of 7 TLSs, 1983-90, all signed Jock. 2 have punch holes. All to General Manager of Gannett Books in Portland, Maine. Thanks for book gifts. We don't know how many may be authentic but most, if not all, do not appear to be autopen signatures. McKernan is married to Sen. Olympia Snow.........100-150



47. Philip Albright Small Franklin (1871-1939) President and chairman of International Mercantile Marine Company from 1916 to 1936. At the time of the Titanic disaster on the 14th of April, 1912, Franklin was in charge of the White Star Line office and terminus affairs at IMM headquarters in New York City. Upon hearing about the Titanic's sinking via wireless messages, he did not at first assume the worst, saying in a statement to worried relatives and friends of the ship's ill-fated passengers and press reporters crowding outside the White Star Line offices at roughly 10:30 PM that night, "There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable, and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers." Later at about 11:30, he insisted, "We hope that reports from the Virginian and the Parisian will prove to be true, and that they will turn up with some of the passengers (other than those already aboard the Cunard liner Carpathia )." But, by midnight, Franklin admitted the seriousness of the situation, saying in a statement, "I thought her unsinkable, and I based my opinion on the best expert advice. I do not understand it." Nevertheless, his competent handling of the public relations crisis in New York at the time earned him praise from the directors of IMM, and was later promoted in due course as Joseph Bruce Ismay had fallen out of favor due to the latter's controversial association with the ship. Ismay had, at one point, been considered for the presidency of IMM before the Titanic disaster. Offered here is a International Mercantile Marine Co. stock certificate, 1915, signed by Philip Franklin as Vice-President. VG.............75-100

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48. [MILITARY] William Graves Bates (1860-1944) American general, was with the 54th Pioneer Infantry during World War I, practiced as a lawyer in New York City, was brigadier general and commanding officer of the 71st Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., and was a member of many patriotic organizations, and socially prominent in New York City. Clip signature mounted to 3x5 card. VG..........Min. Bid $4





49. [ART] Salvatore Grippi (1921-2017) important American artist. One of the underrepresented figurative expressionist members of the New York School featured in Herskovic’s book is Salvatore Grippi, who was born in 1921 in Buffalo. After participating in the major invasions in Europe during World War II, Grippi came back to New York and attended the Art Students League under the G.I. Bill from 1945 to 1948. From 1951 to 1953, Grippi was at Atelier 17, the famous printmaking studio run by British artist Stanley William Hayter, who taught printmaking to Pollock and Rothko, among many other abstract expressionists. Grippi would later contribute an etching to the well-known portfolio Twenty-One Etchings and Poems [1958], including work by such artists and poets as Frank O’Hara, Franz Kline, Grippi’s brother Peter Grippe, and Dylan Thomas. From 1953 to 1955, Grippi worked in Florence, Italy, with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship. He taught for several years at the Cooper Union Art School before moving to California to teach at Pomona College. In 1968, Grippi was asked to start the art department at Ithaca College and taught there until 1991. Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s.  In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art.  He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. Offered here is a SIGNED ink drawing, image about 11 x 9-1/2; paper size 14 x 9-3/4 in. Fine...............400-700

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50. [MIXED LOT]  mostly signatures in various forms: Joseph M. Dodge (1890-1964) President Dwight D. Eisenhower's director of the Bureau of the Budget. Augusta Emma Stetson  (1842–1928) was an American Christian Scientist. She was eventually excommunicated from the First Church of Christ, Scientist on charges of insubordination and of false teaching. Plus 8 more unidentified signatures................Min. Bid $10

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51. [HARVARD] Original portrait etching of Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history. THIS ETCHING IS SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST Franklin T. Wood (American 1887-1945) American painter & etcher. He was born at Hyde Park, Mass. Studied: Art Students League in NY and abroad. Member: Chicago Soc. of Etchers; Soc. of American Etchers. Won Bronze medal at P-P Expos., San Franciso in 1915. His work in in the following museums: Art Inst. of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Smithsonian, Library of Congress. This is an original pencil signed etching, approx. 16 x 13 plus margins, on light tan paper. Condition is very good..........150-200

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52. [VIRGINIA] Henry A. Wise (1806-1876) American lawyer and politician from Virginia. He was a U.S. Representative and Governor of Virginia, and US Minister to Brazil. During the American Civil War, he was a general in the Confederate States Army. Document Signed, 1857 as Governor on a Justice of the Peace commission. Approx. 7-3/4 x 10 in. In 1864 Wise commanded a brigade in the Department of North Carolina & Southern Virginia. His brigade defended Petersburg and was credited with saving the city at theFirst Battle of Petersburg and to an extent at the Second Battle of Petersburg. Wise commanded a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia during the final stages of the Siege of Petersburg. He was promoted to the rank of major general after the Battle of Sayler's Creek. He was with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, where he fought bravely but urged Lee to surrender. Right edge showing some faults................200-300

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53. [CIVIL WAR]  Francis A. Lord  (1911-2006)  Some of you may know of  Dr. Lord. He was author of Civil War Enclyclopedia. A real scholar and very nice person. One of America's most extensive collections of Civil War artifacts is held by the Florence Museum of Art, Science and History, South Carolina: the lifelong personal collection of Dr. Francis A. Lord, author of The Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia, who was the "father of modern Civil War collecting." Lord amassed an extraordinary collection of Civil War artifacts that reflect the daily life of Civil War soldiers and the wartime experiences of Northern and Southern civilians. Offered here is a group of 4 ALSs, 1978, total 8 pages + one addressed envelope.  Letters are to Dr. Jerry Saver.   Much of the content seems centered around civil war medical items...............100-150
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