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Sale 43

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


Statesmen
 
 
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Lot 209
Bancroft, George & Henry A. Anthony. Bancroft (1800-1891) was a historian and statesman. As U.S. Secretary of the Navy (Mar., 1845Sept., 1846) he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and issued the standing orders under which Capt. John D. Sloat seized California ports on the outbreak of the Mexican War. LS as Secretary of the Navy, with 16 words added in his own hand, 1p, 9¾" x 8", Navy Dept., Washington, 1846 Feb. 23. Fine. Marked "Unofficial" and addressed to Commander F(ranklin) Buchanan, the first Superintendent at Annapolis, asking advice on whether a court martial or a severe reprimand would be the proper punishment for two young men.

Henry Anthony (1815-1884) Republican Senator from Rhode Island, served for several years as President Pro Tempore of the Senate. ALS, 2pp on U.S. Senate Chamber stationery, 8" x 5", Washington, 1872 June 6. To Dr. E.M. Grow, regarding his appointment by the President to the St. Petersburg Congress. Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 210
Biddle, Nicolas (1786-1844) American financier and statesman; remembered for his battles with President Andrew Jackson over the Bank of the United States. ANS ("N. Biddle"), 2¾" x 5", n.p., 1837 Sept. 1. To an unknown person: "My dear Sir Do not fail to come to dinner today at 3 o'clock to meet Mr. Adams…." Very good; toned; laid to another piece of paper.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 211
(Cabinet Members and Others). Thirteen items signed during the 1980s and 90s for the Russian Language Honors Class at Watervliet High School in New York. Three Secretaries of State signed official cards: Warren Christopher, Madeline Albright, and George P. Schultz, as did Vice President Dan Quayle, Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin. Thoughtful letters (TLsS) were sent by National Security Advisor Robert C. McFarlane, FBI Director William H. Webster, former VP Spiro T. Agnew, and former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig. Former VP Walter Mondale signed on the bottom of the teacher's request letter. All fine or better.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Lot 212
Clinton, De Witt (1769-1828) Mayor of New York City; Governor of New York. City of New York check signed as Mayor, 5" x 7¾", New York City, 1811 Feb. 11. Ordering the Treasurer to pay Kane & Daly or Joseph Houston $300 "for Spring Street on account." Fine. Matted with an engraving of Clinton and framed to an overall size of 20" x 12'.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$86
Lot 213
Clinton, DeWitt. ALS as Governor of New York, 1p, 10" x 8", Albany, 1821 Aug. 22. Asking a friend to send him David Cusick's History of the Six Nations. Integral address leaf has manuscript postage. Very good. some edge splits at folds.
Estimated Value $50 - 100.
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Lot 214
Clinton, George (1739-1812) First and third Governor of New York; Vice President of the U.S. ALS ("Geo: Clinton") as Governor of New York, 1p, 12" x 7¾", Greenwith, 1794 Sept. 20. To prominent Pierpont Edwards (1750-1826), son of Jonathan Edwards, with integral address leaf, acknowledging receipt of a letter "which I am well assured originated in the best of motives…." With integral address leaf. Very good; small paper loss at upper left and several edge splits. boldly penned and signed.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$456
Lot 215
Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849) Swiss-born American statesman and diplomat; longest serving U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1801-1814). ALS as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1½pp (recto/verso), with free-franked holograph address leaf, 9¾" x 7¾", Wasahington, 1812 June 26. To Caesar A. Rodney (1772-1824), nephew of the Signer of the Declaration of Independence, regarding compensation due the estate of his father, Thomas Rodney, for Thomas' services as one of the U.S. Commissioners on lands west of the Pearl River in 1806. Fine; overall toning; seal tear on address leaf does not affect the address panel with the free frank.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 216
  Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972) FBI director for 48 years. TLS ("J.E. Hoover") as Director, 1p, on FBI 7" x 8" letterhead, Washington, D.C., 1947 Oct. 23. Fine; To Paul Strickland, thanking him for a letter and "for having written me as you did."
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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Lot 217
Hoover, J. Edgar. IPS in black ink on the lower border, 11¼" x 9" (color image is 8" x 6½") n.p., 12.18.62. Inscribed to Sandy and Edward Bieber. Fine.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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Lot 218
Kennedy, Robert (1925-1968) U.S. Attorney General; brother of President John F. Kennedy. FDC signed and inscribed, "for Zoe Robert Kennedy," n.p., n.d. With a cachet of President John F. Kennedy, issued in 1965 on his birthday, May 29, and postmarked in Chicago on that day. JFK's image is also on the 11¢ airmail postage. Only the address panel of the aerogramme is present. Fine; slightly uneven at the lower edge.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 219
Kennedy, Robert F. and Sargent Shriver. Robert Kennedy TLS as senator, on U.S. Senate letterhead, 1p, 10¾" x 8", Washington, 1966 Nov. 15. Thanking Miss Garhosk for "sending your views on S. Res. 115, which declares the Eastern Orthodox Church to be a major faith in the United States…." Very good; uneven toning. With a Sargent Shriver TLS as Director of the Peace Corps, 1p, 10½" x 8", 1964 Oct. 29. Informing Ronald Bustin that he has been chosen to train for a Peace Corps asssignment. Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$403
Lot 220
McCarthy, Joe, Hubert Humphrey and Others. ISP "To Barry Bernstein With Sincere Good Wishes Joe Mc Carthy," 9¼" x 7¼", n.p., n.d. One small speck on check, else fine. With ISP "To Herbert Seversmith - my best wishes Hubert H. Humphrey," 10" x 7¾", n.p., n.d. Also, 14 other photographs, many inscribed to California congressman Joe Holt (1953-61) by a variety of men, including Defense Secretary Neil McElroy (1957-59), from the 1930s-1970s. Overall fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 221
(Statesmen). Fourteen items signed (and several inscribed) during the 1980s and 90s by governors, members of Congress, cabinet members, and a general for the Russian Language Honors Class at Watervliet High School in New York. Those who signed pictures are: Henry Kissinger, Caspar Weinberger, Mass. Governor Michael Dukakis, Al D'Amato, Lloyd Bentsen, Joe Biden, Richard Lugar, Joe Kennedy, and General John M. Shalikashvili; the latter also signed the letter that came with the photo. Signed cards were sent by NY Governor George Pataki, and Geraldine Ferraro (2), and a 2¼ page TLS discussing U.S.-Soviet relations was sent by Gary Hart. Sizes vary; all very fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 222
Wallace, George and Lurleen. IPS ("George C. Wallace") and inscribed to Douglas C. Platt, 10" x 8", n.p., n.d. Wallace (1919-1998) was a four-time Governor of Alabama, know for his strong pro-segregation attitudes. With IPS ("Lurleen B. Wallace") as Governor, 10" x 8", n.p., n.d. (1967 or 68); wife of George, she was Alabama's first and only female governor. Very fine. (2 items).
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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