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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Andy Warhol407 - Andy Warhol
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Interview magazine from September 1982, Vol. XII, No. 9, 11 x 17, 108 pages, with Bette Midler on the front cover, vertically signed over her image in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol408 - Andy Warhol
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Bold ink signature, "Andy Warhol," on an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing an affixed image of the artist. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat409 - Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Unsigned original color 12 x 19 boxing-style poster for the Andy Warhol/Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition of paintings, presented by Tony Shafrazi and B
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andrew Wyeth410 - Andrew Wyeth
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Signed book: The Art of Andrew Wyeth. First edition. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1973. Leatherbound hardcover, 12 x 9.25, 176 pages. Signed and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Betty Boop411 - Betty Boop
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Original production cel featuring Betty Boop and an evil foe from an unknown production. Character image measures 8.25 x 6.5, with a mat opening of 9
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Matt Groening412 - Matt Groening
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Fantastic color 24 x 12 poster for the show Futurama, showing a frightened Fry and Bender watching Leela jump-kicking a robot and shouting, "Al...
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Walt Disney413 - Walt Disney
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Attractive mid-1930s fountain pen signature, "Walt Disney,” on an off-white 5 x 4.25 album page bearing an affixed image of Disney. Double-clot...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Cartoonists414 - Cartoonists
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Wonderful collection of 31 items signed by a notable cartoonist, the vast majority consisting of signed sketches of their most famous characters on of
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Leslie Gilbert Illingworth415 - Leslie Gilbert Illingworth
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Welsh political cartoonist (1902–1979) best known for his work for the Daily Mail and for becoming the chief cartoonist at the British satirical perio
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Marvin the Martian416 - Marvin the Martian
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(Warner Brothers Studios, 1980s) Desirable original production cel featuring Marvin the Martian from a 1980s Warner Bros. cartoon. The cel is placed o
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Charles Schulz417 - Charles Schulz
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Signed book: You Can Do It, Charlie Brown. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. Softcover, 5.25 x 8. Signed and inscribed on the half-
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz418 - Charles Schulz
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Signed book: I Need All the Friends I Can Get. San Francisco, CA: Determined Productions, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 5.75, 58 pages. Sig
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Bernie Wrightson419 - Bernie Wrightson
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Extremely appealing limited edition portfolio of Bernie Wrightson's illustrations for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, published ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hans Christian Andersen420 - Hans Christian Andersen
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Rare ALS in German, signed “H. C. Andersen,” one page, 4 x 7, July 25, 1847. Untranslated letter written from the Sablonier Hotel in Leicester Square.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Eric Carle421 - Eric Carle
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American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books (born 1929) who is best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book tha...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Baldassare Castiglione422 - Baldassare Castiglione
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Prominent author (1478–1529) most famous for The Book of the Courtier, considered the definitive account of Renaissance court life. Extremely rare LS
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 17,000.00
 
 
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James Fenimore Cooper423 - James Fenimore Cooper
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Terrific ALS signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” one page, 7.75 x 8.25, October 16, 1840. Written aboard the U.S.S. Macedonia off the Battery of New York, a
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens424 - Charles Dickens
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Desirable AQS on an off-white 4.25 x 3.5 sheet, prominently signed at the conclusion in ink,“Charles Dickens, Twenty ninth May 1846.” Dickens pens a b
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens425 - Charles Dickens
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ALS, two pages, tastefully adhered together to an overall size of 4.5 x 13.25, August 20, 1852. Letter to "Mr. Coe," concerning the play U...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson426 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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ALS signed “R. Waldo Emerson,” one page both sides, 4 x 6, September 10, 1873. Letter to Miss Sylvia Watson, in part: "Your three friends in ou...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald427 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Guaranty Trust Company of New York check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Fitzgerald, "F. Scott Fitzgerald," payable to Collector of ...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming428 - Ian Fleming
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TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian,” one page, 8 x 10, Old Mitre Court letterhead, May 14, 1963. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry in Bonn, Germany.
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Robert Frost429 - Robert Frost
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Fascinating ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date. Response penned at the conclusion of a four page typed poem by Carl E. Hirsch entitled 'To Robert ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway430 - Ernest Hemingway
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Hand-addressed airmail envelope, 6.5 x 3.75, addressed in Hemingway's hand to "Miss Kaye Halle, 3001 Dent Place N.W., Washington, D.C.,&quo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Aldous Huxley431 - Aldous Huxley
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DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, September 11, 1939. Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Pictures contract in which Huxley affirms that he has granted all rights un
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Washington Irving432 - Washington Irving
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Third-person ALS, signed within the text, "Mr. Washington Irving," one page, 4.5 x 7.25, January 13, [1830]. Letter as secretary to the Am...
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D. H. Lawrence433 - D. H. Lawrence
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Signed book: The Story of Doctor Manente. First edition, limited issue, numbered 181/200. Florence: G. Orioli, 1929. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow434 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Signed book: The Skeleton in Armor. Later printing. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877. Hardcover, 7 x 9.25. Signed on a free end page in ink, "Henr...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow435 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Uncommon 2.5 x 3.75 carte-de-visite portrait of Longfellow by Warren's Portraits of Boston, signed on the reverse in ink, "Henry W. Longfel...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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A. A. Milne436 - A. A. Milne
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ALS signed “A: A: Milne,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 5.75, 11 Mallord Street letterhead, January 12, 1920. Letter to longtime friend Vincent Seligman,
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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A. A. Milne437 - A. A. Milne
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World War II-dated ALS signed “Blue,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, December 20, 1942. Letter to longtime friend Vincent Seligman, in part: “This is jus
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak438 - Maurice Sendak
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Original felt tip sketch of Carol from Where the Wild Things Are, saying "Boo!," accomplished by Sendak on an off-white 8 x 5 card, signed...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Voltaire439 - Voltaire
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ALS in French, signed “Voltaire,” one page, 5.25 x 7, March 17, 1743. In full (translated): "Would I be impudent if I asked you permission to c...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Walt Whitman440 - Walt Whitman
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Exceptional ALS, one page on the reverse of a 5 x 3 French postcard, December 31, 1890. Written from Camden, New Jersey, a letter to the French poet a
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Virginia Woolf441 - Virginia Woolf
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Unsigned typed letter, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, 52 Tavistock Sq. letterhead, December 12, no year but circa 1933. Letter to her nephew Quenti
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Charles Addams442 - Charles Addams
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Original signed ink sketch of Uncle Fester in a haughty full-length pose an off-white 3 x 4.75 card, signed below in black ink, "Chas Addams, 8...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland443 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Signed book: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Limited edition, one of 50 copies specially bound by Paul Belard in red morocco ...
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Ambrose Bierce444 - Ambrose Bierce
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American writer (1842–c.1914) best known for his vivid short stories (including the classic 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge') and his sat...
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Jorge Luis Borges445 - Jorge Luis Borges
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Two items: a German booklet entitled "Bogen 8," signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint by Borges; and a ballpoint signature of the eld...
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Ray Bradbury446 - Ray Bradbury
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Group of three first edition, first printing books, all hardcover with dust jacket, each signed on the first free end page by Bradbury: Something Wick
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Robert Browning447 - Robert Browning
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ALS signed “Robert Brownin,” one page, 4.25 x 7, November 23, 1889. Letter to Miss Bateman, in part: "I heartily wish I were able to comply wit...
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Charles Bukowski448 - Charles Bukowski
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ANS signed “C. B.,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. In full: "I've been informed that signing a blank piece of paper is a foolish business."...
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James Fenimore Cooper449 - James Fenimore Cooper
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Ostego County Bank check, 6 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Cooper, "J. Fenimore Cooper," payable to "my own self" for $10, Marc...
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Roald Dahl450 - Roald Dahl
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Felt tip signature and inscription, "To Blanche Campbell, The terror of the publishers! with warmest wishes from Roald Dahl, Jan 20, 1966,” on ...
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Roald Dahl451 - Roald Dahl
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10, Gipsy House letterhead, November 22, 1984. Letter to Barry Evans, in part: "Of course I would be willing to write a litt...
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Melvil Dewey452 - Melvil Dewey
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American librarian and educator (1851–1931) who invented the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. Partly-printed DS, signed “M. Dewey,” one
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Robert Frost453 - Robert Frost
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Signed book: Aforesaid. Limited edition issued for the author's 80th birthday, numbered 430/650. NY: Henry Holt and Company. Hardcover with slip...
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Edward Everett Hale454 - Edward Everett Hale
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Signed book: The Man Without a Country. Later printing. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1904. Hardcover, 4.5 x 7, 59 pages. Signed and inscribed o
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr455 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
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ALS signed “O. W. Holmes,” 4.5 x 7, February 16, 1860. Letter to a Mr. Murray, in part: "I regret very much that my engagements prevent me from...
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Julia Ward Howe456 - Julia Ward Howe
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.75, March 1882. Letter to Frank Hamilton Cushing, in part: "I am expecting you and the Chiefs to...
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