‘BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS’ —
AN OUTSTANDING BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LETTER OF THE HIGHEST HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE — “I AM SORRY LORD CHATHAM’S MOTION FOR A CESSATION OF ARMS, WAS NOT AGREED TO. EVERY THING SEEMS TO BE REJECTED BY YOUR MAD POLITICIANS THAT WOULD LEAD TO HEALING THE BREACH; AND EVERY THING DONE THAT CAN TEND TO MAKE IT EVERLASTING”
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790). ) Founding Father of the United States, author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. Highly Important Autograph Letter Signed, ”Your most obedt humble Servant, B. Franklin”.
MARK TWAIN AND HIS FELLOW HARTFORD, CONNETICUT CITIZENS SEEK TO ARRANGE A LECTURE ON MADAGASCAR!
CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN]. (1835-1910.) American humorist, lecturer and writer. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Mark Twain”, in committee and by other prominent Connecticut residents. Two pages, quarto. Hartford, October 9, 1884.
THE PIONEER BOTANIST, AND AGRICULTURALIST — LUTHER BURBANK — RECALLS READING THE ”YOUTH’S COMPANION” WHEN NINE OR TEN YERAS OLD AND LAMENTS HE HAS LITTLE TIME TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR THEM, NOTING: ”THE MAKERS OF HISTORY SELDOM WRITE IT”
BURBANK, LUTHER (1849-1926) American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science. Typed Letter Signed, “Luther Burbank,” On his name-imprinted “Burbank’s Experiment Farms” letterhead. One full page, small quarto. Santa Rosa, California. January 17, 1905.
HYMAN RICKOVER, THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN NUCLEAR NAVY ANNOUNCES THE COMPLEATION OF THE SEA TRIALS OF THE USS SIMON BOLIVAR, THE 31ST POLARIS SUBMARINE AND GIVES A STUNNING RECOUNTING OF THE EPIC LIFE AND NATURE OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN PATRIOT!
RICKOVER, HYMAN GEORGE. (1900-86). United States naval officer responsible for developing the nuclear-powered submarine. Wonderful Typed Letter Signed, “H.G. Rickover”, on imprinted USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN641), Care of Fleet Post Office letterhead. Two full pages, quarto. “At Sea, North Atlantic”, September 28, 1965. Excellent condition.
‘MONTY’ ACKNOWLEDGES THE CAPTURE OF ALL THE V1 AND V2 ROCKET LAUNCH SITES
MONTGOMERY, BERNARD LAW, FIRST VISCOUNT OF ALAMEIN. (1887-1976). British soldier. Remarkable War-date, Typed Letter Signed, “Yrs. ever, B.L. Montgomery”, on his crested and imprinted Headquarters: 21 Army Group stationery. One page, large octavo. TAC Headquarters, September 14, 1944
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis. An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.
FLOYD BENNETT ~~ SIGNED AND DATED FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE
BENNETT, FLOYD. (1890-1928). American Naval aviator; along with USN Commander Richard E. Byrd, credited with making the first flight to the North Pole in May 1926; was awarded the Medal of Honor. Surprising scarce, Autograph Sentiment Signed.