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Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

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Lot 326
Flanagan, Father Edward Joseph (1886-1948) Roman Catholic clergyman who believed in rehabilitation and care for homeless boys. He incorporated his Nebraska home for "lost boys" as a separate minicipality outside of Omaha, thus giving his "community" a unique legal status. Father Flanagan was made famous in two Hollywood films about his Boys Town. Black-and-white Postcard Photograph Inscribed and Signed ("To Victor H. Clark / Father Flanagan), Boys Town, Nebraska, no date. Matted and framed to 7¾ x 5¾ inches. Fine.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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Lot 327
(Harvard Presidents). Correspondence from three Harvard presidents: Edward Everett (president from 1846-49); Jared Sparks (president from 1849-53); and Charles William Eliot (president from 1869-1909). Everett wrote an Autograph Letter Signed in 1855 to David Reed, regarding making copies of a speech Everett had made. Toned, with marginal staining. Sparks wrote three Autograph Letters Signed, 2 to David Reed, only 1 dated (1856), all octavo and toned; paper loss affects a few words in one. Content is about articles, writing and payment. These are in poor to fair condition. Also, closing and nice large signature on 2¼ x 6 in. paper. From Eliot, four Typed Letters Signed and one Autograph Letter Signed, all from Harvard, four dated 1897 and one 1898, all to William Howell Reed and all in fine condition. Content regards speaking engagements, subscribing to the Christian Register, etc. An interesting note in 1897 says, "…I doubt if either Mr. John M. Forbes or Mr. Malcolm Forbes counts himself a Unitarian. both are, I believe, rather more evolved…." Eliot had the longest presidency in Harvard history. (10 items).
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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