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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Lyndon B. Johnson154 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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United States Senate admission pass to the President's Gallery, 4.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed in black ink, "r & Mrs. Danny Thomas...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson155 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Lyndon B. Johnson,” on an off-white 3.75 x 4.75 gilt-stamped bookplate, affixed to a slightly larger card, sta...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln156 - Abraham Lincoln
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Original printed proclamation, 5.5 x 8.75, three pages on two adjoining sheets, dated April 12, 1865. Three proclamations made by President Abraham Li
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon157 - Richard Nixon
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TLS as president signed “RN,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, December 5, 1970. Letter to Jack Dreyfus, Jr., in full: "The book ...
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Richard Nixon158 - Richard Nixon
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Felt tip signature, "Richard Nixon,” on an off-white 6 x 4 La Casa Pacifica autograph card bearing a typed inscription, "The Pupils of Lor...
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Richard Nixon159 - Richard Nixon
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TLS signed “RN,” one page, 6.75 x 9, personal letterhead, January 2, 1991. Letter to historian Herbert Parmet, in full: "I thought you might be...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon160 - Richard Nixon
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Signed book: Real Peace. First edition, first printing. NY: Privately printed, 1983. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x .5, 106 pages. Signed on the f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan161 - Ronald Reagan
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Vintage ballpoint signature, “Ronald Reagan,” on a light blue 6.25 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with toning to edges which could be matted out.
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Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt162 - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
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Fountain pen signatures, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” and “Eleanor Roosevelt (Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt),” on separate 5.25 x 3.25 State of New York Exec
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Franklin D. Roosevelt163 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, July 23, 1940. Written from Hyde Park, a letter to Gustavus A. Rogers, in full: "It was mighty...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt164 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, February 19, 1931. Letter to A. S. Houghton, in full: "Thanks much fo...
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William H. Taft and Frances Cleveland165 - William H. Taft and Frances Cleveland
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Ink signatures, “Wm. H. Taft, Duluth, April 25th 1916,” and “Frances Cleveland,” on opposite sides of a beige 5.25 x 1.75 slip. In fine condition.
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Donald Trump166 - Donald Trump
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Iconic red "Make America Great Again" trucker snapback cap popularized during the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, prominently signe...
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Donald Trump167 - Donald Trump
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Series 2009 A one hundred dollar bill, signed in black felt tip by Trump. In fine condition.
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Donald Trump168 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: Crippled America. First edition. NY: Threshold Editions, 2015. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 193 pages. Signed on the first fr
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Martin Van Buren169 - Martin Van Buren
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Ink signature, "M. Van Buren,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.25 card, with an inscription penciled above in another hand. In very good condition, wi...
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Charles Carroll of Carrollton170 - Charles Carroll of Carrollton
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ANS signed “Ch. Carroll of Carrollton,” one page, 8 x 2.75, August 24, 1828. A note to "Doctor Richardson," in full: "My servant Harr...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William Ellery171 - William Ellery
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Third-person ADS, signed within the text, “William Ellery,” one page, 3.5 x 1.5, April 10, 1773. A short receipt, in full: "Received, Newport A...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Elbridge Gerry172 - Elbridge Gerry
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744–1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John Hancock173 - John Hancock
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 16 x 12.5, April 16, 1792. Governor Hancock appoints Ezra Sawyer as “Captain of a Company of Cavalry in the Seventh Divis
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Samuel Huntington174 - Samuel Huntington
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Sam'l Huntington President,” one page, 10.5 x 7, July 20, 1780. As president of Contin...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lewis Morris175 - Lewis Morris
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Landowner and developer from New York who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a delegate to the Continental Congress (1726–1798). Man
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Matthew Thornton176 - Matthew Thornton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1714–1803). Sought-after ADS, signed "Mathew Thornton Justice of Peace," one...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elias Boudinot177 - Elias Boudinot
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American lawyer and statesman (1740-1821) who served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and later became a US Representative f
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Thomas Hutchinson178 - Thomas Hutchinson
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Manuscript document pertaining to the future loyalist governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson, two pages, 7.75 x 12.5, January 7, 1753. The docume
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John Langdon179 - John Langdon
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New Hampshire’s second governor (1741–1819), signer of the Constitution, and president pro tempore of the US Senate under George Washington. Revolutio
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Robert Todd Lincoln180 - Robert Todd Lincoln
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Son of President Abraham Lincoln (1843–1926) who served as secretary of war in the Garfield and Arthur administrations. ALS signed “Robert T. Lincoln,
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Clara Barton181 - Clara Barton
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Teacher and humanitarian (1821–1912) best known for founding the relief organization the American Red Cross. Bold purple ink signature, "Very s...
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Malcolm X182 - Malcolm X
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Rare ALS signed "Malcolm X," one page on a color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting New York City, postmarked October 22, 1958. Letter to Gloria...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Malcolm X and Alex Haley183 - Malcolm X and Alex Haley
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Hand-corrected typed manuscript page from the notes that would become The Autobiography of Malcolm X, one page, 8.25 x 13.75, featuring numerous black
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Ram Mohan Roy184 - Ram Mohan Roy
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Indian reformer (1772–1833) who challenged traditional Hindu culture and first introduced the word Hinduism into the English language in 1816. LS sign
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Florence Nightingale185 - Florence Nightingale
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ALS, one page, 4.5 x 6.5, October 18, 1873. Letter to Miss Bourne, in full: "Mrs. Wardooper will be much pleased to accept the Scrap-book offer...
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Booker T. Washington186 - Booker T. Washington
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LS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, April 22, 1905. Letter to Samuel Hamilton of New York, in part: "O...
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John Jay187 - John Jay
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 13.5 x 8, December 1, 1795. As governor of New York, Jay appoints John W. Whiting as "Lieutenant of a Troop of Hor...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Jacob Astor188 - John Jacob Astor
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Businessman who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multimillionaire in the United States (1763–1848). ADS, one page, 7 x
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Jacob Astor189 - John Jacob Astor
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Businessman who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multimillionaire in the United States (1763–1848). ADS at the top of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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P. T. Barnum190 - P. T. Barnum
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 12, 1850. Letter to the editor of the Republic, in full: "Will you be so good as to announce positively th...
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P. T. Barnum191 - P. T. Barnum
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ALS, one page, 6.75 x 8, September 4, 1875. In part: "Yours rec'd—Dwight Manning told me today your salary was $1300 per year & no perq...
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Andrew Carnegie192 - Andrew Carnegie
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Skibo Castle letterhead, September 11, 1902. Letter to Mr. Laing, in full: "It will give Mrs. ...
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Andrew Carnegie193 - Andrew Carnegie
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ANS in pencil signed “A. C.,” written at the conclusion of a letter addressed to him by a writer from Cosmopolitan magazine, two pages both sides, 4.5
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Francis Martin Drexel194 - Francis Martin Drexel
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Philadelphia banker and artist (1792–1863) who founded the banking house of Drexel & Co. in 1837, which became one of the largest banks in the U...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James C. Fargo195 - James C. Fargo
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Brother of American Express founder William C. Fargo (1829–1915) who himself later served as president of that company for thirty years. ALS signed “J
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William Fargo196 - William Fargo
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Businessman (1818–1881) who co-founded the famous express firm Wells, Fargo & Co., served as president of American Express, and later directed t...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jay Gould197 - Jay Gould
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Exceptional partly-printed DS, 24 pages, 8.5 x 11, December 15, 1885. A first mortgage bond to fund construction of the Memphis Branch of the St. Loui
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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William Randolph Hearst198 - William Randolph Hearst
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Seven pages of poetry handwritten by Hearst, the first in pencil on five sheets and the other in ink on two sheets. The pencil poem, apparently an ode
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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J. Pierpont Morgan199 - J. Pierpont Morgan
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DS, two pages, 8 x 13, January 17, 1894. Legal document from the City and County of New York Supreme Court concerning a "petition of the Truste...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Julius Rosenwald200 - Julius Rosenwald
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Clothier, manufacturer, and philanthropist (1862-1932) best known as a part-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Very desirable TLS, one page, 7 x 10.
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Colonel Harland Sanders201 - Colonel Harland Sanders
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Ribbon-tie-and-white-suit-wearing fried chicken tycoon (1890-1980). Glossy 7 x 9 photo of Sanders in his trademark white suit, signed vertically in bl
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Leland Stanford202 - Leland Stanford
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American industrialist and politician (1824–1893) who cofounded the Central Pacific Railroad and later established Stanford University. Manuscript DS,
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Charles Scribner II203 - Charles Scribner II
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President of the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons and a trustee at Skidmore College (1854–1930). Partly-printed DS, signed “Charles Scribner, T...
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