Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. 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 December 2018.
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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Turner Ashby302 - Turner Ashby
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Confederate cavalry commander (1828–1862) who achieved prominence as Stonewall Jackson's cavalry commander in the Shenandoah Valley before being...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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George B. Anderson303 - George B. Anderson
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Outstanding collection of 10 war-dated handwritten letters from Confederate Brigadier General George B. Anderson of the 4th North Carolina Infantry, e
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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P. G. T. Beauregard304 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Civil War-dated AES in pencil, signed "G. T. B.," one page, 5.5 x 8.5, June 5, 1862. Written at the bottom of a telegram from the South-We...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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[P. G. T. Beauregard]305 - [P. G. T. Beauregard]
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Contemporary manuscript copy of a Civil War–dated letter from P. G. T. Beauregard to Jefferson Davis, five pages on three sheets, 8 x 10, December 6,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Salmon P. Chase306 - Salmon P. Chase
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ALS signed “S. P. Chase,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, Treasury Department letterhead, September 17, 1862. Letter to the Hon. A.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Civil War Hand-Painted Escutcheon for Sgt. James B. Hogan307 - Civil War Hand-Painted Escutcheon for Sgt. James B. Hogan
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Brilliant hand-painted escutcheon outlining the Civil War service of Sgt. James B. Hogan, 17.5 x 23.5, featuring the heraldic shield surmounted by a p
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Michael Corcoran308 - Michael Corcoran
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Irish-born Union general (1827–1863) who was a close confidant of President Abraham Lincoln. He led the 69th New York into action at the First Battle
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis309 - Jefferson Davis
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ALS signed “Jeffer: Davis,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, August 1, 1845. Letter to his "dear Wife," Varina Davis, written from Woodville. ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis310 - Jefferson Davis
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Civil War-dated ALS as president of the Confederate States, signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page on a 7.25 x 4.25 sheet from The Southern Telegraph Compan
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis311 - Jefferson Davis
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Civil War-dated LS as president of the Confederate States, signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, August 6, 1863. Written from Richmon
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis312 - Jefferson Davis
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 9.5, July 25, 1882. Written from Beauvoir, Mississippi, a letter to Georgia Congressman V. H. Manning, i
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Varina Davis313 - Varina Davis
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ALS signed “V. Jefferson Davis,” three pages both sides, 5.25 x 7, July 1, 1905. Letter to Virginia Frazer Boyle, the 'Poet Laureate of the Conf...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Abner Doubleday314 - Abner Doubleday
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Union general (1819–1893) famous for his association with the invention of the game of baseball. In April 1861, Doubleday served in the garrison at Fo
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant315 - U. S. Grant
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Headquarters Armies of the United States letterhead, August 3, 1866. Letter to Ella Steele about the p
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Winfield Scott Hancock316 - Winfield Scott Hancock
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Union general (1824–1886) who distinguished himself in the Battle of Gettysburg and later commanded Custer and the 7th Cavalry against the Cheyenne in
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee317 - Robert E. Lee
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ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, July 6, 1868. Written from Lexington, Virginia, a letter to Robert Beverley of Fauquier Coun
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson318 - Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “T. J. Jackson, Brig.,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.75, July 13, 1861. Letter to a colonel, written from "Hd qs 1st...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson319 - Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “T. J. Jackson,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 7, May 8, 1862. Letter to Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, written at "5:10 ...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee320 - Robert E. Lee
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Incredible war-dated ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” three lightly-lined pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, May 11, 1861. Letter to his cousin Jane B. P
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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James Longstreet321 - James Longstreet
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Confederate general (1821–1904) who distinguished himself at Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga, and is remembered as one of the Civil War...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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George B. McClellan322 - George B. McClellan
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Union general (1826–1885) hailed at the beginning of the Civil War as the 'Young Napoleon,' who was defeated for the presidency in 1864 by A...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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George G. Meade323 - George G. Meade
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Union general (1815–1872) best known for leading his troops to a commanding victory over Lee's Confederates at Gettysburg in one of the pivotal ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William C. Shaw324 - William C. Shaw
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Remarkable archive of 16 handwritten letters from Major William C. Shaw, a soldier in Company B of the 38th Indiana Regiment, dated between October 18
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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William T. Sherman325 - William T. Sherman
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, March 6, 1863. From his "Camp before Vicksburg,&q...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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William T. Sherman326 - William T. Sherman
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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.25, personal letterhead, May 22, 1886. Letter to Ella Steele Brooks in San Luis Obispo, Calif
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Edmund Kirby Smith327 - Edmund Kirby Smith
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American military officer (1824-1893) who, after serving as lieutenant and captain in the Mexican-American War, became an officer in the Confederate A
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gustavus W. Smith328 - Gustavus W. Smith
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Civil War-dated LS and set of four telegrams, each signed “G. W. Smith,” four pages on two sheets, 7.25 x 10.75. The letter is dated November 9, 1862,
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Horatio Wright329 - Horatio Wright
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Engineer and general (1820–1899) who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, responsible for building the fortifications around Washington and
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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George A. Custer330 - George A. Custer
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “Armstrong,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, no date but circa summer 1863. Written from “Headquarters, 2nd Bri
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Pearl Harbor: Lawrence A. Williams331 - Pearl Harbor: Lawrence A. Williams
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Lawrence A. Williams was born in Ohio on June 3, 1914, to Lawrence W. and Ruth Williams of Oxford Township. Williams attended Miami University (Ohio)
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Claire L. Chennault332 - Claire L. Chennault
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Matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 half-length portrait of the Flying Tigers leader wearing military attire, signed in black ballpoint, "C. L. Chennault, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Mitsuo Fuchida333 - Mitsuo Fuchida
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One of Japan's most skilled fliers, Fuchida (1902–1976) commanded the air attack against Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and was the last to l...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Douglas MacArthur334 - Douglas MacArthur
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TLS, four pages, 8 x 10.5, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers letterhead, April 24, 1940. Letter to Mrs. Edward Fiess, writ
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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George S. Patton335 - George S. Patton
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ALS signed “GSP Jr.,” one page, 5.5 x 3.5, color postcard of King Arthur's Castle Hotel in Tintagel letterhead, July 9, no year but likely 1913....
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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George S. Patton336 - George S. Patton
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Airmail envelope, 9.5 x 4, addressed in type to "Mrs. G. S. Patton, Jr., South Hamilton, Mass.," and signed by Patton with his censorship ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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George S. Patton337 - George S. Patton
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Ink signature, "G. S. Patton, Jr., Lt. Gen.,” on an off-white 5 x 3 sheet. In fine condition, with a small tear to left edge.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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World War II Generals338 - World War II Generals
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Vintage glossy 6.75 x 4.75 photo of a delegation of American military personnel that traveled to Mexico, signed in fountain pen by many of those pictu
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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French Revolution: Marquis de Toulongeon339 - French Revolution: Marquis de Toulongeon
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War-dated ALS in French, signed “Toulongeon,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.25, December 17, 1791. Letter to Minister of War Louis, comte
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Napoleon340 - Napoleon
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Partly-printed vellum DS, in French, signed “Napole,” one page, 22 x 17.5, May 27, 1813. Document for the pardon of an Austrian prisoner of war, signe
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Napoleon341 - Napoleon
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LS in French, signed “Bonaparte,” three pages on two sheets, 7.5 x 10, Republique Francaise letterhead, October 12, 1795. Untranslated letter by Bonap
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Napoleon342 - Napoleon
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LS in French, signed “Napole,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, July 23, 1811. Letter to Minister of the Public Treasury Nicolas Francois, Count Mollien, writte
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Napoleon343 - Napoleon
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Manuscript DS in French, signed in the left margin, "Np," one page, 8.75 x 13.5, December 17, 1809. A report from General Antoine-Jean-Aug...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson344 - Horatio Nelson
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ALS, one page, 7 x 9, June 1, 1797. Written aboard the HMS Theseus, a letter to James Saumarez, captain of the HMS Orion, in full: "Some of you...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson345 - Horatio Nelson
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ALS signed “Nelson & Bronte,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9.25, January 26, 1804. Letter to “H. R. H. Duke de Genevois,” written ...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson346 - Horatio Nelson
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ALS signed “Nelson & Bronte,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, April 8, 1803. Written from "Piccadilly," a letter to representatives of "Lu...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson347 - Horatio Nelson
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ALS signed “Bronte Nelson,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, no date but circa February 1800. An agitated letter to Sir William Hamilton, written shortly after
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson348 - Horatio Nelson
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Exceptional ALS signed “Nelson & Bronte,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 8.75, April 5, 1801. Letter to Sir Thomas Warburton, in fu...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson349 - Horatio Nelson
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Third-person ALS, signed within the text, “Lord Nelson,” one page, 7.25 x 7.25, March 27, 1803. Letter regretfully declining a dinner invitation on be
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charles 'Chinese' Gordon350 - Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
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British general (1833–1885) who, in 1860, crushed the Taiping Rebellion in China, earning the nickname 'Chinese.' ALS signed “C. G. Gordon,”...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Adam Badeau351 - Adam Badeau
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American author, Union Army officer, and diplomat (1831–1895) remembered for his service on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil Wa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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