RR Auction: Fine Autographs & Artifacts

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Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Since its inception in 1980, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in over 425 successful sales, including Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for over $300,000, President Kennedy’s 1963 convertible for $318,000, and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets—with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the London Times—RR Auction prides itself on selling authentic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to uphold the guarantee of authenticity. With a stunning full-color print catalog and a massive online presence, RR Auction continues to achieve record prices for clients around the world.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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George Washington1 - George Washington
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Third-person ADS in Washington’s hand, signed within the text, “George Washington,” one page, 6.5 x 3.25, June 2, 1773. Handwritten receipt, written o
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson2 - Thomas Jefferson
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Third-person ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 5, October 29, 1803. In full: “Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mr. Picho
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison3 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Desirable partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 12 x 18, November 10, 180
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison4 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 14.25 x 7.75, May 20, 1806. Preside
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson5 - Thomas Jefferson
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Beautifully penned ALS signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 9.75, August 17, 1816. Written from Monticello, a letter to prominent Philadelphian docto
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Estimates : 35,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe6 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 21 x 16.5, March 7, 1812. A four-language sh
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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James Madison7 - James Madison
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Three items: a full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 8 unfolded with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, docketed January 25, 1820, in another hand, addressed
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Monroe8 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12.75 x 9.75, February 8, 1819. President Monroe grants Thomas O’Connor “a certain Tract of Land, con
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Monroe9 - James Monroe
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ALS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page both sides, 7 x 9, Richmond, July 28, 1802. Letter to an unidentified gentleman, in full: “I did not answer yr very
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson and His Cabinet10 - Andrew Jackson and His Cabinet
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Ink signatures of Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Samuel D. Ingham, John H. Eaton, John Branch, Edward Livingston, William J. Duane, and Levi Woodbu
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren11 - Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Andrew Jackson” as president and “M. Van Buren” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 14.25, April 13, 1830. A pa
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren12 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS as president, unsigned, one page, 7.25 x 9, no date but circa October 1839. In full: “Say to Mr Butler Most of it would be more agreeable to him t
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Tyler13 - John Tyler
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ALS signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, May 1, 1843 (year in another hand). Letter to [John Canfield] Spencer, in full: “Permit me to introduce to y
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John Tyler14 - John Tyler
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, April 8, 1861. Letter to H. E. Hayden. In full: “Mr. Hayden will please accept this as my autograph. I send him also a paper con
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James K. Polk15 - James K. Polk
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ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, May 26, 1837. Letter to Col. Samuel H. Laughlin, written while serving as Speaker of the House. In part: “Mr. Jam
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor16 - Zachary Taylor
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LS signed “Z. Taylor, Bt. Br. Genl., U.S.A. Comdg.,” one page, lightly lined, 7.75 x 9.75, September 4, 1845. Letter to the Adjutant General of the US
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore17 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS as president, one page both sides, 6.75 x 8.5, March 19, 1851. Letter to newly elected Senator Hamilton Fish. In full: “The telegraph has just bro
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Franklin Pierce18 - Franklin Pierce
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, November 21, 1854. President Pierce directs the secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce19 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS as president, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, September 19, 1856. Marked “Private” at the top, a letter to Charles Brown, a Demo
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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James Buchanan20 - James Buchanan
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ALS as president, one page, 6.25 x 8, October 10, 1857. Letter to Robert Tyler, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee, in full:
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln21 - Abraham Lincoln
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Bold Civil War–dated ANS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” one page on an off-white 3 x 1.75 card, December 12, 1864. In full: “Adjutant General pleas
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln22 - Abraham Lincoln
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Bold handwritten and signed endorsement as president, "Submitted to the Secretary of War, A. Lincoln, Jan. 23, 1863," penned on the revers...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln23 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 18.5, March 1, 1864. President Lincoln appoints George W. Cushing as “Assistant
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln24 - Abraham Lincoln
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Handwritten endorsement at the bottom of a lightly-lined 7.75 x 6.25 page, “And the plff doth the like—Pearson & Lincoln p.q.,” dated April 183
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln25 - Abraham Lincoln
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Attractive partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 19.5, February 11, 1863. President Lincoln appoints Frank H. Hamilton as “Medical
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson26 - Andrew Johnson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, March 12, 1868. President Johnson appoints Cyrus W. Breed as “Master in the Navy from t
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant27 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21.75 x 17.5, July 5, 1876. Four language ship’s paper issued to “Stephen Flanders master or commander of th
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant28 - U. S. Grant
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ALS as president, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 24, 1870. Letter sent from Long Branch, New Jersey, to Illinois Congressm
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant29 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.25, March 15, 1870. President Grant appoints Jonathan L. Barton as “Passed Assistant Payma
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes30 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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ALS as president signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, May 4, 1878. Letter to Colonel A. D. Shaw, concerning a wat
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James A. Garfield31 - James A. Garfield
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Rare partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 18.25, March 22, 1881. President Garfield appoints Edward L. Amory as “a Lieutenant Commander i
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur32 - Chester A. Arthur
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Bold ALS, one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Impelle Obstantia letterhead, May 11, no year. Written from New York’s Fifth Avenue Hotel, a letter to Dr. Cornelius R
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland33 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Grover Cleveland, Mayor,” two pages, 8.5 x 14, January 14, 1882. Contract in which The Courier Company “proposes to print 3
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison34 - Benjamin Harrison
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Scarce ALS as president signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, October 13, 1891. Letter to Ainsworth Rand Spoffo
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison35 - Benjamin Harrison
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AQS as president signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 4.5 x 7.25, Executive Mansion letterhead, no date. As prepared for the Columbian Exposition of 189
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison36 - Benjamin Harrison
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LS signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, June 11, 1895. Response to an invitation from “the Forest and Stream Club.” In part:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William McKinley37 - William McKinley
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19.75, January 17, 1901. President McKinley appoints Julius S. Turrill as “First Lieutenant in
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William McKinley38 - William McKinley
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ALS as president, 4.75 x 7.5, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 25, 1898. Letter to his pastor, Dr. Frank M. Bristol, in part: “You are preaching ver
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Theodore Roosevelt39 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 22, 1906. Letter to Lieutenant Commander A. L. Key, in full: “Will you present t
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt40 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Exceptional ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 7.5, Sagamore Hill letterhead, May 5, 1917. Letter to Bishop Summer, in full: “I don’t know
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt41 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, August 15, 1907. President Roosevelt appoints Thomas W. Voetter of New Mexico as “Consul of the Uni
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt42 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Sought-after signed book: African Game Trails, Volumes I and II. Limited edition, numbered 228/500. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Hardcover...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt43 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, October 8, 1906. Letter to prominent lawyer and judge William Henry Hunt. In full: “It w
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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William H. Taft44 - William H. Taft
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ALS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, On Board Twin Screw S.S. ‘Fort Victoria’ letterhead, December 28, 1920. Letter to
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William H. Taft and Woodrow Wilson45 - William H. Taft and Woodrow Wilson
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Remarkable pairing of matte-finish 10 x 8 candid photographs of William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson in the presidential carriage at Wilson’s 1913 i
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William H. Taft46 - William H. Taft
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Sharp matte-finish 8.5 x 6.75 photo of Taft working at his desk, signed and inscribed in the lower border in ink, "For Frank G. Kelsey, with be...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William H. Taft47 - William H. Taft
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DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” four onionskin pages, 8.5 x 12.5, October 28, 1912. Carbon copy of a supplemental contract with the Cherokee Na
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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William H. Taft48 - William H. Taft
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 8, 1919. Letter to newspaper correspondent Gus J. Karger concerning negotia
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William H. Taft49 - William H. Taft
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Uncommon ALS as chief justice, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 5.75 x 7.75, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, December 22, 1922. Letter t
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson50 - Woodrow Wilson
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, embossed Presidential letterhead, May 28, 1919. Letter to his son-in-law and former Secretary of the Treasury Wi
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