RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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With over 750 outstanding lots, RR Auction’s October Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction opens with a remarkable featured section—‘Innovators of Man and Machine,’ boasting three centuries' worth of the world’s greatest minds: Bernoulli, Watt, Pasteur, Westinghouse, Edison, Einstein, Boeing, and Ferrari are among the autographs offered. The rest of the catalog provides a well-balanced assortment of items from presidents, Declaration of Independence signers, activists, businessmen, world leaders, royalty, military figures, artists, authors, musicians, entertainers, and athletes. A small sampling of top items in the sale: an Albert Einstein handwritten manuscript related to his work on a unified field theory; a 50-letter archive of letters from photographer Alfred Stieglitz to New Yorker critic Lewis Mumford; a Freud letter on the Oedipus complex; a musical quote from Verdi’s ‘La traviata’; a fully signed Beatles promo card; and a game-used baseball from the 1917 Tim Murnane Day benefit game played at Fenway Park. 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 October 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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U. S. Grant103 - U. S. Grant
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” one page, 7.25 x 4, docketed November 20, 1864. Letter to a "Provost Marshal" in Balti...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant104 - U. S. Grant
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LS, one page, 8.25 x 11, Mexican Southern Railroad Company letterhead, April 5, 1883. Letter to J. N. Burritt, in full: "Your favor of March 31...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant105 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22 x 17, August 8, 1877. Four-language ship’s papers issued to Charles Grant, "master or commander of...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes106 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 21 x 16, February 9, 1880. President Hayes appoints Speed S. Fry of Danville, Kentucky
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield107 - James A. Garfield
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ALS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 5 x 7.75, Fortieth Congress, US House of Representatives letterhead, March 12, 1869. Letter to Secretary of the
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield108 - James A. Garfield
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Signed book: A Copious and Critical Latin-English Lexicon by E. A. Andrews. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1858. Leatherbound hardcover, 7.25 x 10.25, 1...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur109 - Chester A. Arthur
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15 x 19, January 30, 1884. President Arthur appoints Robert H. Hall as "Major of the Twenty-second Re...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William McKinley110 - William McKinley
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Signed book: Speeches and Addresses of William McKinley. Later printing. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1894. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25, 664 pages. Boldly s
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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William McKinley111 - William McKinley
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21 x 16, August 30, 1899. President McKinley appoints Conant S. Buttrick as "First Lieutenant in the ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt113 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, December 28, 1898. Letter to historian William Laird Clowes, in full: “I understand your third volume is very nearly out. Par
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt114 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, two pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, October 13, 1906. Letter to Judson C. Clements, acting chairman of the Interstate Comme
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William H. Taft115 - William H. Taft
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Signed book: Present Day Problems. First edition. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 355 pages. Neatly signed on the first ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft116 - William H. Taft
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” three pages, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 6, 1915. Letter to newspaper correspondent Gus J. Karger, in part: &quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William H. Taft117 - William H. Taft
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9.25, personal letterhead, May 3, 1915. Letter to his former private secretary, Charles D. Hilles, in full: ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson118 - Woodrow Wilson
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Signed book: The New Freedom. Later printing. NY and Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.5, 294 pages. Boldly signe...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt119 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Incredible original "D–Day Prayer" lithographic broadside presented to members of the White House staff by President Franklin D. Roosevelt...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt120 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Twice-signed DS, one page, 8.5 x 3.75, February 1, 1927. Promissory note signed by Roosevelt as president of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for r
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt121 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Harvard Class of 1904, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Reunion letterhead, May 23, 1929. Letter for his Harvard classmates, in part:
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman122 - Harry S. Truman
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Four items signed by Truman: an ALS signed “Harry,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Grand Lodge of Missouri letterhead, November 27, 1940. Letter to John W. Snyde
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman123 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, July 16, 1948. Memorandum for the director of the Bureau of the Budget, James E. Webb. I
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman124 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, May 4, 1945. Letter to Jerome M. Joffee, in full: "I have noted with much interest a...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower125 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Huge vintage color matte-finish 15.5 x 19.75 portrait of Eisenhower, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, "For Moe and Lucill...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy126 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Unsigned handwritten letter, one page, 5 x 8, no date, but circa November 1962. Letter to Kennedy Secretary Evelyn Lincoln, in full: "Will you ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy127 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 close-up photo of President Kennedy smiling in profile, with the first lady pictured just behind him, signed and inscri
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon128 - Richard Nixon
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ALS signed “Dick,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, April 7, 1990. Letter to Jack Dreyfus, Jr., in full: "What a magnificent floral ...
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Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon129 - Richard Nixon
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TLS signed “Dick,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 17, 1961. Letter to financier Jack Dreyfus, Jr., in full: "I am enclosing m...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ronald and Nancy Reagan130 - Ronald and Nancy Reagan
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Color satin-finish 7.5 x 9.5 full-length photo of Ronald and Nancy Reagan during a peaceful stroll, affixed to the original 11 x 14 mount, calligraphi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan and George Bush131 - Ronald Reagan and George Bush
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Wonderful color satin-finish 8 x 10 three-quarter-length photo of Reagan and Bush, signed and inscribed in black ink as president, "To Ron Wade...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Bush132 - George Bush
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ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 4.25, vice presidential letterhead, September 2, 1983. Letter to "Bruce," in full: "I write this fro...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Bush133 - George Bush
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 8, 1990. Letter to Sergeant Alex Suarez, USMC. In full: "Word has reac...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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George Bush134 - George Bush
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ALS as vice president, one page both sides, 6.25 x 4.25, vice presidential letterhead, December 22, 1988. A letter offering condolences on the death o
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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George and George W. Bush135 - George and George W. Bush
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Russell Athletic Dallas Cowboys football jersey, with an embroidered "25" star sewn on left chest, and screened with the numbers "84&...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George Bush136 - George Bush
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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 25, 2003. Letter to Ron Wade, in full: "That advertisement appeared when I was at Yal...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Edward Stabler137 - Edward Stabler
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Maryland farmer and postmaster (1794–1883) who created the first known presidential seal; he also made early seals for the Senate, House of Representa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush138 - George Bush
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ALS, one page, 6.25 x 4.25, personal letterhead, February 6, 1995. Letter to his biographer Herbert Parmet, in full: "Thanks for both your good...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush139 - George Bush
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ALS signed “GB,” one page, 6.25 x 4.25, personal letterhead, May 12, 1998. Letter to his biographer Herbert Parmet, in full: "Jean showed me yo...
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George W. Bush140 - George W. Bush
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Rare printed circular campaign disk featuring an image of a baseball, reading "Hit a Home Run for America, Bush 2000," measuring 6.5? in d...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton141 - Bill Clinton
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ALS signed “Bill,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Office of the Attorney General, Little Rock letterhead, June 22, 1977. Letter to Lee Jones, in full: "...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton142 - Bill Clinton
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Signed book: My Life. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages. Signed on the title page in blue fel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower143 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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World War II-dated Official Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force mailing envelope, 8.25 x 3.75, addressed in type to his wife at the Wardm
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford144 - Gerald Ford
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TLS as president, signed “Jerry Ford,” one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead. Letter to Congressman Carlos J. Moorhead of California, in full: “L
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford145 - Gerald Ford
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ALS signed “Jerry Ford,” one page, 6 x 8.25, personal letterhead, August 17, 1977. Letter to Ambassador John P. Humes, in part: "Jamie delivere...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford146 - Gerald Ford
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TLS as president signed “Jerry Ford,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 13, 1974. Letter to Capital University Dean Richard L. P
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald and Betty Ford147 - Gerald and Betty Ford
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Ford taking the oath of office, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, "Gerald R. Ford" and "Betty...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant: Horace Porter148 - U. S. Grant: Horace Porter
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Union soldier and diplomat (1837–1921) who served as the personal secretary to General and President Ulysses S. Grant and to General William T. Sherma
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding149 - Warren G. Harding
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Signed book: The National Capitol: Its Architecture, Art and History. Later printing. NY: J. F. Taylor & Company, 1919. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison150 - Benjamin Harrison
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Fletcher's Bank check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harrison, "Benj. Harrison," payable to Anna H. Morris for $5, December 15...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes151 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Desirable Executive Mansion card signed in black ink, "R. B. Hayes." In fine condition, with puncture holes near the top edge. Accompanied...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover152 - Herbert Hoover
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Signed book: The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, 1874–1920: Years of Adventure. Fifth printing. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1951. Hardcover with dust jacket
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson153 - Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
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Handsome color 5.75 x 4.5 print of a Robert Cruikshank engraving entitled “President's Levee, or all Creation going to the White House,” which s...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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