RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Mozart composes his “Serenade in D Major.” Thomas Paine defends the “Age of Reason.” “Norma Jeane” begins her modeling career. Steve Jobs leaves Apple. History converges in RR Auction’s March 2017 Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction, which features over 800 lots spanning history, popular culture, science, and the arts. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in March 2017
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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ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.5, May 12, 1799. Seven months before his death, Washington writes from Mount Vernon to John Ma
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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George Washington and Thomas Jefferson3 - George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
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Highly desirable partly-printed DS, signed “G:o Washington” as president and "Th: Jefferson" as secretary of state, one page, 12.75 x 15.7...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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John Adams4 - John Adams
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Exceptional LS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 20, 1818. Letter addressed to "Le Ray de chaumont Esquire," James Donatien le Ray de Chaum...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Abigail Adams5 - Abigail Adams
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Scarce ALS signed “A. A.,” one page, 7.25 x 5.75, no date. Letter to the wife of her son Thomas B. Adams, addressed, "Dear Daughter," in p...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson6 - Thomas Jefferson
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Exceptional partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 9 x 15, July 16, 1790. Broadside publishing an act passed by the Congress of the Unit
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson7 - Thomas Jefferson
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Third-person ALS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.5, July 13, 1805. In full: "Th: Jefferson presents his compliments & his thanks to Mr. Bu...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson8 - Thomas Jefferson
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Post-presidential ink franking signature, "free, Thomas Jefferson," on an off-white 2.25 x 1 slip clipped from a free-franked address pane...
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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James Madison9 - James Madison
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Free frank panel, 4.75 x 3, addressed in Madison's hand to "D'Alembert Thornton, Philadelphia," and franked in the upper right, &q...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Madison10 - James Madison
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Portion of a vellum partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.5 x 8.75, November 28, 1814. President Madison grants a plot of one hundred acres to J
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Monroe11 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 9.5, February 6, 1822. President Monroe grants Lawrence and Joseph Thompson a parcel of land &...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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James Monroe and John Quincy Adams12 - James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
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Scarce partly-printed DS, signed “James Monroe" as president and "John Quincy Adams" as secretary of state, one page, 20.75 x 16.5, S...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams13 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS as president signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 6.75 x 4.5, June 1, 1828. Letter to "James Monroe Esq'r," in full: "Learning fro...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams14 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 7.25, September 20, 1820. Letter to E. J. Coale, in full: "I pray you and Mrs. Coale to accept my very grateful acknowled...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams15 - John Quincy Adams
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Free franked mailing cover with the address panel measuring 6.25 x 3.5, addressed in another hand to "Th. G. Thornton Esquire, Marshal U.S., Sa...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Presidents and Notables16 - Presidents and Notables
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Pair of early leather-bound subscription ledgers for "Portraits of the Presidents," each 4.25 x 6.75, used by publisher Charles A. Wakefie...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson17 - Andrew Jackson
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ALS, one page, 7.5 x 8.25, January 2, 1845. Letter to Thomas Dawson, expressing his condolences over the loss of his father, Moses Dawson, in full: ...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson18 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, November 13, 1833. Four-language ship’s paper issued to “Joseph Spooner master or commander of
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren19 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS as president signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.25, September 8, 1837. Letter to Thomas W. Olcott, the president of the Mechanics and Farme
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison20 - William Henry Harrison
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Excessively rare partial partly-printed DS as president, boldly signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page, 6 x 3.25, April 10, 1841. Dutch segment of a multi-
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Estimates : 17,000.00 - 19,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler21 - John Tyler
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 10, April 2, 1832. Letter to Governor James Iredell, Jr., of North Carolina. In part: “Your letter co
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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James K. Polk22 - James K. Polk
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Signed book: Register of Debates in Congress, Part II of Vol. IX. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1833. Hardcover, 6.75 x 10, approximately 640 pages. B
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor23 - Zachary Taylor
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LS as president-elect signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 8.75 x 10.75, November 20, 1848. Letter to notable New Orleans banker James Robb, in full: "...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor24 - Zachary Taylor
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Scarce LS as president signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 8 x 10, July 23, 1849. Letter to Benjamin Seaver, in part: "I have only received your favo...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore25 - Millard Fillmore
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LS, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, September 27, 1857. Letter to Z. C. Lee, in full: "I have yours of the 26th in relation to the public meeting in you...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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James Buchanan26 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 17, May 20, 1859. President Buchanan appoints David Kindleberger as "an Assistant Surgeon...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln27 - Abraham Lincoln
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Superb partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22 x 17, September 26, 1861. Four-language ship’s paper issued to “Joshua V. Davis master or commande
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln28 - Abraham Lincoln
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ALS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 8, July 30, 1862. Letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, in full: "Col. John N. Purvi...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln29 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated ANS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 3.25 x 2, October 10, 1861. In full: "Sec. of War, please see Col. Barret, and see if you ca...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln30 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement, signed as president, “A. Lincoln,” dated September 9, 1861, on the reverse of the second integral page of a l
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Estimates : 5,500.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln31 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 16 x 13.75, October 20, 1864. President Lincoln appoints C. F. Adae of Cincinnati as "...
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Estimates : 5,500.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln32 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated hand-addressed mailing envelope as president, 8.75 x 4, addressed by Lincoln to esteemed Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, &qu...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Mary Todd Lincoln33 - Mary Todd Lincoln
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Partial ALS, one page, 5 x 5.25, no date but likely circa 1868–1875. Final paragraph of a longer letter, in full: "I have concluded to leave he...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln34 - Abraham Lincoln
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Two items: a Union Presidential Ticket for the November 8, 1864, election in Siskiyou County, California, 3 x 8.5, featuring the text, “For President
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson35 - Andrew Johnson
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ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, May 15, 1851. Boldly penned letter to John H. Keyser, in part: "Your letter of the 6th ult. was received...
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Estimates : 5,600.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson36 - Andrew Johnson
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14 x 9.5, June 23, 1865. President Johnson appoints Stillman E. Dana as "Deputy Postmaster at Portage...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant37 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, both sides, 10.5 x 15.5, April 9, 1875. President Grant authorizes James M. Leary to take “Charles Claremont
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant38 - U. S. Grant
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Maj. Gnl.,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, embossed Congress letterhead, July 18, 1863. Written from Vicks
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant39 - U. S. Grant
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President Grant’s gorgeous personally-owned table knife, measuring 10.75? long, featuring a beautiful pearl handle carved with maple leaf designs and
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield40 - James A. Garfield
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 6, 1881. Extremely rare document issued from the Executive Mansion, suspending John T. Gibson f
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Estimates : 6,800.00 - 7,200.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield41 - James A. Garfield
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Signed book: Proceedings of the State Board of Equalization, begun and held in the City of Columbus, Ohio, November 7, 1859. Columbus: Richard Nevins,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield42 - James A. Garfield
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A lovely cloth-edged 6.75 x 8.5 frame with a green cloth mat subtly decorated in a floral pattern, with an oval opening encircled by gold ribbon, disp
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland43 - Grover Cleveland
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ALS as president, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 10, 1887. Letter to Spencer Borden, in part: "I...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William McKinley44 - William McKinley
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ALS signed “Wm. McKinley, Jr.,” one page, 7.75 x 10, James McKinley & Co. letterhead, May 21, 1881. In part: "Your paper of 13th is excepti...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William McKinley45 - William McKinley
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19, January 16, 1899. President McKinley appoints Sidney R. Wiley as "Captain of the Third Vol...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt46 - Theodore Roosevelt
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6.75, black-bordered stationery, May 4, [1884]. Letter to Edwin Packard, in part: "Mr. Doty has w...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt47 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, two pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, November 4, 1903. Letter to Judge Edgar R. Spencer, in full: "I have received yo...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt48 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 7.75 x 9.25, personal letterhead, March 19, 1915. Letter to his friend Judge William L. Ransom. In part: "I agree entirely with ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt49 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Partial TLS, one page, 7 x 4, no date but circa 1902. In full: "It is getting to be a case as to whether I can longer permit great damage to be...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt50 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19, May 19, 1908. President Roosevelt appoints Edward H. Campbell as "Lieutenant in the...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft51 - William H. Taft
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President Taft’s exceptional personally-owned and -used two-piece inkwell desk set, consisting of a robust glass inkwell set upon an ornate silver bas
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Estimates : 4,200.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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