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SUPERB IMAGE OF THE STONE SUPREME COURT SIGNED BY ALL 9 MEMBERS ~ CIRCA 1942

STONE, HARLAN FISKE.  (1872-1946) American jurist who served as the 12th Chief Justice of the United States.  An outstanding ‘Harris and Ewing’ large silver-toned quarto photograph depicting the entire “Stone Court” signed by each member under his image, housed in simple back wood frame.  [Washington, D.C. ~ circa 1942].  HARLAN STONE, OWEN ROBERTS, HUGO BLACK, STANLEY F. REED, FELIX FRANKFURTER, WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, FRANK MURPHY, JAMES F. BYRNES, AND ROBERT H. JACKSON.

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R.B. HAYES’ SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.  (1822-1893).  Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881).  Uncommon, and rather scarce “Message  / of the / President of the United States / Returning to the House of Representatives / the / Bill Entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support  / of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, / 1880 and for other purposes.” –  Dated “April 29, 1879.  Washington: Government Printing Office / 1879”.  Boldly signed in the top margin.

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JOHN HANCOCK SIGNS AN APPOINTMENT FOR THOMAS AGRY WHO SERVED AS A CORPORAL IN COLONEL ARNOLD’S REGIMENT IN 1775 AND THEN AS A CAPTAIN IN THE WAR OF 1812

HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation, the first Governor of Massachusetts, and the first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Partially Printed Document Boldly signed, “John Hancock,” as Governor, at left center of the document. Countersigned by John Avery, Junior Secretary. One page, oblong folio.  November 18, 1788.

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G.B. SHAW SPEAKS OUT ON THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF HIS PLAYS: “YOU ARE COMMITTING THE BLACKEST CRIME POSSIBLE IN THEATRICAL BUSINESS…”

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD.  (1856-1950).  Irish-born writer.  Good Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery.  One full page, quarto.  “10, Adelphi Terrace, London, W.C.”, April 6, 1911.  Very fine condition. 

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F.D.R. TO HIS SON AT HARVARD — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL ITEM — INTIMATELY ILLUSTRATING A FATHER’S GUIDENCE THROUGH THE DIFFICULTIES OF HARVARD ACADEMICS AND SOCIAL LIFE

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945) 32nd U.S. President.  Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Father,” on his name-imprinted ‘Franklin D. Roosevelt / Vice President / Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland’ stationery. Two full pages, quarto. ‘Warm Springs’ [Georgia]. October 23, no year. [circa 1928]

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POSSIBLY UNIQUE U.S. GRANT FREE FRANK SIGNATURE SIGNED AS PRESIDENT  —  AND ADDRESSED TO THE FAMOUS NEWSPAPER MAN: HORACE GREELEY

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77);  General-in-Chief of the Union Army during the American Civil War.  His bold franking Signature, “U.S. Grant,” as President, on the front panel of what was an envelope that is imprinted “From the President of the United States”. 

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A FINE T.S. ELIOT ARCHIVE  —  IN HIS CAPACITY AS A DIRECTOR OF FABER & FABER

OFFERING UP HIS VIEWS ON THE PUBLICATION OF A BOOK ABOUT THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, A BOOK ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE WITHIN THE CHURCH, PROPOSED BOOKS BY HUGH CECIL, AND THE GENERAL RUNNINGS OF THE FIRM WITH A HEAVY EMPHESIS ON ELIOT’S OWN RELIGIOUS CONSTRUCTS AND HIS PLACE WITHIN THE CHURCH

ELIOT, T.S.  (1888-1965).  American-born writer and poet.  Archive of 13 Typed Letters Signed, “T.S. Eliot”, on the wonderful red imprinted Faber & Faber Ltd. letterhead and The Criterion letterhead.  Twenty-eight total pages of eliot’s writing, quarto.  “24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1”, April 9, 1935 to April 22, 1936.  Paperclip marks in some blank margins, else very fine condition.  To “The Revd. Prebendary Harris, D.D., ‘Rosemary’, Eynsham, Oxford”.  With 2 letters from HUGH CECIL (1869-1965) British politician and Sir Winston Churchill’s best man; also accompanied by another 10+ letters and financials and outlines, from various individuals affiliated with the endeavor.

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