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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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KING KAMEHAMEHA IV  ~~  HIS AUTOGRAPH TRANSLATION OF THE “PRAYER FOR ALL ESTATES OF MEN,” LIKELY A WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS 1862 SELF-TRANSLATED BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, THE FIRST IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE!

KAMEHAMEHA IV.  (1834-1863) Fourth king of the united Kingdom of Hawaii (1855-1863). Exceedingly-rare Autograph Manuscript, in pencil, Unsigned. One page, full legal folio. [Approximately 8 ½ x 12 inches] No place [Hawaii] No date [circa 1862].

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SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES OF WILLIAM McKINLEY FROM MARCH 1, 1897 TO MAY 30, 1900  ~~  BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM, AS PRESIDENT, TO THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS POLITIAL CAREER, MARK HANNA – KNOWN AS THE ‘KINGMAKER’ OF OHIO AND NATIONAL POLITICS POST CIVIL WAR

MCKINLEY, WILLIAM (1843-1901).  25th President of the United States; assassinated in 1901. The book:  SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES OF WILLIAM McKINLEY FROM MARCH 1, 1897 TO MAY 30, 1900, boldly inscribed on the half-title page:  “for Hon[orable] M A Hanna / with sincere regards / William McKinley / July 28, 1900”, as President. 

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ADDRESS THE INITIAL FUNDING FOR HIS WARM SPRINGS FOUNDATION

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. (1882-1945). Thirty-second President of the United States (1933-1945).  Interesting, and scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on his name-imprinted Hyde Park ~ Dutchess County New York letterhead. ”Warm Springs, GA.” November 19, 1927.

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PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON  ~~  IN REACTION TO THE FINANCIAL PANIC OF 1834 BROUGHT ON BY THE IMMENIENT COLLAPSE OF THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, “IN ADOPTING THIS COURSE IS SOLELY GOVERNED BY A DESIRE TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER MISUNDERSTANDING OF HIS OWN VIEWS AS WELL AS HE IS TO THE SUFFERINGS AND WANTS OF ALL CLASSES OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS”

JACKSON, ANDREW.  (1767-1845).  Seventh President of the United States; won the ‘Battle of New Orleans’ against the British in 1815; and led U.S. forces in the First Seminole War, which led to the annexation of Florida.  Good content Manuscript Letter Signed, “Andrew Jackson”, as President.  3 ¼ pages, quarto.  Washington,  March 17, 1834.

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AARON BURR FREE-FRANKED ADDRESS-LEAF AS VICE PRESIDENT

BURR, AARON.  (1756-1836).  American revolutionary officer and political leader; 3RD Vice President of the U.S.   His bold Franking Signature, “A. Burr,” penned on an address leaf entirely in Burr’s hand to “The Hon. /  John Rutherford / Trenton.” With straight “Free” and sea-shell “Aug[ust] 17 / New York” postal cancellations.

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JEFFERSON SIGNS AN ACT OF THE SECOND CONGRESS REMITTING FINES FOR THE FAILURE TO TRANSPORT THE MAILS BETWEEN CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; Governor of Virginia; Minister to France;  and influential Founding Father of the United States. Uncommon Printed Broadside Act of the Second Congress, Boldly Signed in ink by Jefferson as Secretary of State. One page, oblong large octavo.

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A BOLDLY PENNED, SAM HOUSTON LETTER ACCEPTING MEMBERSHIP IN THE NEW YORK RHETORICAL SOCIETY

HOUSTON, SAM.  (1793-1863).  American soldier and politician; first president of Republic of Texas.  Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, “Sam Houston”, on blind-embossed and crested United States Senate stationery, with his characteristically ornate signature.  Two full pages, quarto.  “Washington City”, January 23, 1851.  Excellent condition.

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