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FDR 1933 Inauguration VIP invitation and materials
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1933. (Program of the Ceremonies Attending the Inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States at the National Capitol March Fourth Nineteen Hundred Thirty-Three) The private invitation materials to Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 Inauguration. This VIP package includes: 1) The Invitation, on...
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Franklin Roosevelt Inauguration Program - 1933
Washington DC: Ransdell Incorporated, 1933. (Official Program of the Inaugural Ceremonies Inducting Into Office Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, and John N. Garner, Vice President of the United States on March 4, 1933.). vg+/--.
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John James Audubon signed letter. John James Audubon.
John James Audubon signed letter
nd. Autograph letter signed to William Bakewell, no place, no date [probably late 1838]. 1 p., 4 ¼” x 7 ¾”. A letter with fine association in which the artist and ornithologist mentions two key collaborators in the production of his monumental Birds of America and its accompanying Ornithological Biography...
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P.T. Barnum Signature. P. T. Barnum.
P.T. Barnum Signature
10 Jan. 1888. Autograph quotation signed, no place, 10 January 1888. On a 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” card. After many years of offering other popular entertainments, P. T. Barnum, the flamboyant American showman, launched a circus in 1871. Ten years later, he joined forces with his chief competitor, James...
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Clara Barton signed tribute to Julia Ward Howe. Clara Barton.
Clara Barton signed tribute to Julia Ward Howe
Christmas 1910. Barton’s Tribute to Julia Ward Howe. Printed Document signed, with an added autograph note signed, Glen Echo, MD, Christmas 1910. 4 page, 6 ¾” x 5 ¼”. A noted Civil War nurse, Clara Barton found the American Red Cross in 1881 and served as the organization's president for...
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G.T. Beauregard Autographed Letter Signed
New Orleans: December 2, 1881. An exceptional autograph letter signed by one time Confederate General Pierre G.T. Beauregard (1818-1893). The letter is written in bold brown ink on lined paper and measures 8" x 5". It is written to a Major E. Willis of Charleston, South Carolina concerning Civil War...
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John Brown signed letter with picture. John Brown.
John Brown signed letter with picture
28 Jan. 1837. Autograph letter signed to Frederick Haymaker Esq, Newton Falls. 28 January 1837. 1 p. Famous Antislavery Activist and Revolutionary, Hung for Murders and his Bold, Fanatic Attack on the Harpers Ferry United States Armory. Boldly Signed “John Brown” Personal Autograph Letter relating to his growing financial frustrations...
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George Washington Carver signed letter
1 Jul. 1932. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Davis, Tuskegee, AL, 1 July 1932. 2 pp., 11” x 8 ½”, on Tuskegee Institute letterhead. This African American scientist, who headed the agricultural department at Tuskegee Institute from 1896 on, is probably best remembered for his work encouraging the cultivation and...
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George Catlin signed note
Two documents from the mid twentieth century concerning American painter and author George Catlin. Catlin made a career of illustrating and writing about America's native Indian populations. The first document is a brief invitation from Mr. Catlin "to examine his North-American Indian Museum, and witness his picturesque Tableaux Vivants and...
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Grover Cleveland Signature
nd. Signature, no date or place. “Grover Cleveland” The First Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later. One of nine children of a Presbyterian minister, Cleveland was born in New Jersey.....
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George Cruikshank signed letter. George Cruikshank.
George Cruikshank signed letter
29 Sept. 1876. Letter signed to Frank Smith, 263 Hampstead road NW, 29 September 1876. 4 pages, 7” x 4 ½”. This British artist is probably best remembered for his illustrations in Charles Dickens’s Sketches by “Boz” and Oliver Twist, but he also produced etchings for hundreds of other books...
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W.E.B. Dubois typed letter regarding Walter Hines Page. W. E. B. DuBois.
W.E.B. Dubois typed letter regarding Walter Hines Page
2 Jan. 1925. A remarkable and significant letter from DuBois, one of the leading African-American intellectuals of his day. A pioneering scholar and author on black life and history, he was also an activist who challenged the accommodationist views of Booker T. Washington, helped found the NAACP, and edited that...
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Elizabeth II & Philip signed Christmas Card. Elizabeth II.
Elizabeth II & Philip signed Christmas Card
Christmas 1953. Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, & Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Christmas card from Elizabeth II’s coronation year with a fine coronation day family portrait. Christmas card signed by both, no place, 1953. Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953, and this Christmas card from that...
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Resolutions: Expressive of the determination of Georgia to prosecute the present war with the utmost vigor and energy. Georgia House of Representatives.
Resolutions: Expressive of the determination of Georgia to prosecute the present war with the utmost vigor and energy.
Richmond: 1864. When 1864 began, the Confederacy found itself on the defensive. Its members, however, remained resolved to their cause and declared any form of peaceful reconciliation impossible. The Georgia General Assembly restated their commitment that Georgia would “not tire of the war until her purpose [was] accomplished.” This resolution...
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Ulysses S. Grant signed letter and carte de visite. Ulysses S. Grant.
Ulysses S. Grant signed letter and carte de visite
7 Nov. 1881. Signed letter and carte de visite. New York, NY: Manuscript, 1881. Letter on Mexican Southern Railroad Company letterhead. Printed letterhead and handwritten letter drawn up by a secretary and signed by Ulysses S. Grant, dated November 7, 1881. Grant had visited Mexico in the early part of...
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Alex Haley signed letter. Alex Haley.
Alex Haley signed letter
Beverly Hills, CA: np, 28763. A letter hand-written and signed by Alex Haley concerning the filming of Roots II (also known as Roots: The Next Generations).
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Typed, signed letter by James Norman Hall
Tahiti: np, 14374. A letter typed and signed by James Norman Hall. Hall is best known for co-authoring Mutiny on the Bounty (along with Charles Nordhoff) as well as its two sequels. Hall was a decorated World War I pilot who served first in the British Army (posing as a....
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Andrew Jackson signature and portrait and Samuel Ingham signatures. Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson signature and portrait and Samuel Ingham signatures
nl: np, nd. Andrew Jackson signature, no date, no place. Signature of the seventh president of the United States (1829-1837). Also his Secretary of the Treasury Samuel Ingham. The paper has been split and repaired along the lower portion of Jackson's signature. Contains a black and white engraving of Eliphalet...
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Andrew Jackson signed check. Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson signed check
19th Mar. 1836. A check signed as president to the niece who served as his first lady. Partly printed check signed as President, Washington, DC, 19 March 1836, exactly nine months prior to her death. 1 p., 2” x 6 ½”. This check for $66.30, drawn on the Bank of...
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Autographed Handwritten letter signed by Thomas Jefferson
Washington: Oct 15, 1802. We do have a signed letter by Thomas Jefferson (twice signed). It is a fine letter about Monticello, written by the President to James Dinsmore, the principal joiner for Jefferson’s remodeling of his home between 1798 and 1809. Dinsmore did much of the important interior finish...
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Abraham Lincoln Signed Officer Commission. Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln Signed Officer Commission
Washington: 2/23/1863. A fascinating officer's commission signed by Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, during the Civil War. Orrin E. Davis was promoted to Second Lieutenant in the Eighteenth Infantry Regiment. Orrin fought at the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth and was captured during the pursuit...
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Thomas Mann typed, signed letter. Thomas Mann.
Thomas Mann typed, signed letter
17 Aug. 1944. Lost in Translation: “My Books necessarily lose a great deal with the loss of their native linguistic dress” Typed letter signed to Mrs. Hugh McLean, Pacific Palisades, CA, 17 August 1944. 1 page, 10 ¾” x 7 ¼”, on his personal stationery. This German novelist and essayist...
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James Monroe Signature and Portrait. James Monroe.
James Monroe Signature and Portrait
Authentic James Monroe signature, no date, no place, signature of the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825) famous for the Monroe Doctrine, which declared that European powers could no longer interfere with the affairs of or colonize the newly independent nations in North and South America. The Monroe Doctrine...
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Cherokee Land Grant. n a.
Cherokee Land Grant
1832, 1838. Following the survey of 1831, the parcels were distributed in a land lottery in 1832. Despite the state’s obvious intent on incursion, the Cherokees maintained hold of their lands and appealed to the Federal Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Marshall sided with the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee Nation...
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Napoleon signed letter. Napoleon I.
Napoleon signed letter
4 Jan. 1809. On the death of one of his generals: “Tell [his wife] that I share in her pain, that I thought highly of that good officer. I pray God that He keep him in His holy care” Letter signed “Napol,” with several autograph corrections, to General Henri J.G......
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