RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction

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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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Amazing and extraordinarily well-preserved ALS signed “G. Washington,” three pages on two sheets, 7.25 x 9, Mount Vernon, January 10, 1786. Letter to
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Estimates : 35,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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George Washington2 - George Washington
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Full hand-addressed free frank, 9.25 x 7.5, with franked panel measuring 5.25 x 3.5. Addressed in Washington’s hand to “Col. Clem. Biddle, Philadelp,”
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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George Washington3 - George Washington
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Partial partly-printed DS as president, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 13 x 11.5, March 18, 1796. Fragment of a ship’s paper issued to “the Ship H
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George Washington4 - George Washington
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 21 x 15, January 1, 1784. A Society of Cincinnati membership certificate issued to Peter
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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George Washington5 - George Washington
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Gorgeous example of the ‘Linked States’ variety of buttons created in 1789 to honor George Washington’s first inauguration, measuring 34mm in diameter
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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George Washington6 - George Washington
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Extremely desirable address panel accomplished entirely in Washington’s hand, 6.25 x 3, no date but circa 1776, in full: “To the Hon. Ab’m Yates Esq’r
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Adams7 - John Adams
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS, one page, 7 x 9.5, October 24, 1777. Letter to General James Warren, written from Yorktown. In full: “We have got to a Pa
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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John Adams8 - John Adams
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ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, August 15, 1798. Letter to Dr. Samuel Holten of Danvers. In full: “Your letter of 17th of July never reached me ti
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison9 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 19 x 15.5, November 30, 1803. Four-languag
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison10 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 12.75 x 15, March 28, 1807. A grant for a
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson11 - Thomas Jefferson
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ALS signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, Philadelphia, February 17, 1793. Letter to New York Governor George Clinton. In full: “As it is poss
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Estimates : 35,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson12 - Thomas Jefferson
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DS, signed “Th: Jefferson,” two pages both sides, 9.5 x 15, May 2, 1792. Congressional broadside publishing “An Act for raising a farther Sum of Money
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson13 - Thomas Jefferson
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Rare partially printed Bank of the United States check, 5.75 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Jefferson as secretary of state, “Th: Jefferson,” payabl
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson14 - Thomas Jefferson
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Crisp ink signature as the first secretary of state, “Th: Jefferson, Dec. 14, 1790,” on an off-white 3.75 x 4 slip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe15 - 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 17, June 18, 1817. A four-language ship
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe16 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.75 x 15, November 29, 1814. A patent issued to “Luke M. Laighton, a Citizen of the United States
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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James Madison17 - James Madison
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ALS, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10, June 7, 1817. Letter to George Bomford of the Corps of Engineers concerning a government contract for musket stoc
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Madison18 - James Madison
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.25 x 15.5, August 16, 1811. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued to “the Ship Citizen of New York…To
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Madison19 - James Madison
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Impressive partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, June 13, 1809. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Frederick Slocum master or co
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Monroe20 - James Monroe
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ALS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, November 10, 1790. Letter to Mr. Browne, in full: “Will Mr. Browne be so obliging as advance
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe21 - James Monroe
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War-dated ALS signed “Jas Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, July 27, 1813. Letter to Charles Mercer in Alexandria, written in his capacity as secretary o
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe22 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 10, March 10, 1823. President Monroe grants Peter Hushaw of Delaware County, Indiana, a parcel o
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Monroe23 - James Monroe
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LS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 9, November 13, 1812. Letter to a gentleman, written as secretary of state. In part: “I have to request you
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe24 - James Monroe
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War–dated DS as secretary of state, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 7.5, no date but circa 1812. Printed State Department circular issued “by c
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams25 - John Quincy Adams
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LS, one page, 8 x 10, October 25, 1821. Letter to Andrew Gregg, secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In part: “I have the Honour to acknowle
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams26 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 7.75 x 5, November 18, 1842. Letter written as attorney for Thomas Boylston, in full, “I will attend at the Office
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams27 - John Quincy Adams
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LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 26, 1819. Letter to Robert Lemmon, the Marshal for the district of Illinois, in full: “I have the honor to inform you th
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams28 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 9.75, April 30, 1824. Official copyright document, in part: “I certify that William B. Fowle has…deposited in the Off
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson29 - Andrew Jackson
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, October 15, 1838. Letter to “Sarah.” In part: “Your kind and pious letter reached me by due caus
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson30 - Andrew Jackson
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ALS signed “An’dw Jackson,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 15.5 x 13.5, October 2, 1795. Letter from Jackson as a young Nashville attorney, offe
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson31 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed Office of Bank of United States bank check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Jackson as president, payable to Andr
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Andrew Jackson32 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.75 x 14.5, December 27, 1834. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued to “the Ship Mary of New York, Cha
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson33 - Andrew Jackson
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Rare partly-printed DS, one page, 8.25 x 5.5, July 17, 1793. Legal document, in part: “Know all men by these presents that we John Montgomery & ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson34 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 10, December 10, 1830. President Jackson grants William Russell a parcel of land “at Batesvill
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson35 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, two pages, 11.5 x 14.75, December 31, 1833. Patent issued to “Zerah Blakely, a citizen of the United States,
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren36 - Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 12.75, no date but circa 1833. Letter to “The President,” Andrew Jackson, initialed and docketed by Jackso
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison37 - William Henry Harrison
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Miami Exporting Company bank check, 6 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Harrison, “Will’m Henry Harrison,” payable to Mr. Adams for $2.25, June 26, 181
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John Tyler38 - John Tyler
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Boldly penned ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, Washington, May 20, 1842. Letter to former Maryland Congressman John Barney, in full: “Your letter r
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler39 - John Tyler
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ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 8 x 10, September 28, 1843. Letter to “the Secretary of War.” In full: “I have been acquainted with circ
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Tyler40 - John Tyler
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, September 22, 1858. Letter to H. P. Boyden, in full: “You will please accept this as my autograph, in compliance with the reques
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor41 - Zachary Taylor
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Very rare partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 7.75 x 8.5, May 1, 1850. President Taylor directs “the Secretary of State to a
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor42 - Zachary Taylor
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Incredible ALS signed “Z. Taylor,” seven pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, September 26, 1848. Letter to Dr. R. C. Wood. In part: “B
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Millard Fillmore43 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page, 7.5 x 10, March 6, 1844. Letter to Congressman Truman Smith of Connecticut. In part: “We have to say to our Whig friends in Connecticut
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore44 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.75, April 14, 1861. Letter to George Lunt concerning a passage from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In part: “Under the ‘Lit
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce45 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS as president signed “Fr. Pierce,” one page, 4.75 x 6.5, no year but circa 1855. Letter to Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, in full: “Will you sen
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Franklin Pierce46 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, April 28, 1865. Letter to former New Hampshire Governor John H. Steele, in full: “I thank you for your kind note of t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Buchanan47 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page both sides, 8 x 10, January 13, 1842. Lengthy letter to John C. Plumer, in part: “I observe by the public papers that my old friend &a...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan48 - James Buchanan
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ALS as president, one page, 5 x 8, July 23, 1860. Letter to Philip F. Thomas, the commissioner of patents, in full: “Will you please to communicate my
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Buchanan49 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page both sides, 6.75 x 8.25, March 17, 1862. Letter to family friend Laura Pleasanton, in part: “I am living here in peace & contentme...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Buchanan50 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 2, 1838. Letter to Senator John Pendleton King of Georgia. In part: “I take great pleasure in introducing to you my fri
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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