JAMES BUCHANAN, THE POLITICAL BOSS, ADVISES: “THE DELEGATES FROM PENNSYLVANIA, IF PRACTICAL, SHOULD BE UNITED IN ALL THEIR MOVEMENTS.”
BUCHANAN, JAMES. (1791-1868). Fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61). Autograph Letter Signed, “James Buchanan.” One page, quarto. “Washington.” May 4, 1840. To “Col. Reah Frazer.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS ~ THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL
GOETHALS, GEORGE WASHINGTON. (1858-1928) U.S. Army officer and Civil Engineer; best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “G. W. Goethals,” on Isthmian Canal Commission letterhead. One page, quarto. Culebra. December 4, 1913. Fine condition.
DR. WILLIAM GORGAS — THE PHYSICIAN WHOSE WORK IN CONTROLLING MALARIA AND YELLOW FEVER MADE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL POSSIBLE
GORGAS, WILLIAM C. (1854-1920). Army physician and Surgeon General of the United States Army; best known for his work combating the transmission of yellow fever and malaria by controlling the mosquitoes that carry them; his strategy was greeted with considerable skepticism and opposition to such hygiene measures; the measures he put into practice as the head of the Panama Canal Zone Sanitation Commission saved thousands of lives and contributed to the success of the Canal’s construction. Surprisingly uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “W.C. Gorgas,” on War Department, Office of the Surgeon General letterhead. One page, quarto. Washington March 31, 1916. Very fine condition.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II ~~ KING GEORGE VI
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, B.L. MONTGOMERY, LOUIS MONTBATTEN, CLEMENT ATLEE, MARK CLARK, ERNEST KING, CARL SPAATZ, JAN MASARYK, THE ENTIRE RUSSIAN DELEGATION TO THE WORLD TRADE UNION CONFERENCE, AND DOZENS MORE WWII ERA PERSONALITIES SIGN A GUEST BOOK WHEN ATTENDING VARIOUS CERMONIES AT OXFORD UNIVESITY
WORLD WAR II ERA PERSONALITIES. A simply remarkable assemblage of dozens of prominent persons who have signed a guest book kept by a hotelier who ran an establishment near Oxford University in the years 1944-1948.
ORNATE CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP FOR THE BUILDING OF THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT
WASHINGTON MONUMENT. [TAYLOR, ZACHARY (1784-1850) 12th President of the United States]. An ornate, printed Washington National Monument Society certificate bearing Taylor’s printed signature “Z. Taylor”, President. One page, 8 ½ x 10 ¼ inches. No date, but circa 1849.
EXTREMELY-RARE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE SWEARING FIDELITY TO KING GEORGE II ~~ SIGNED BY 14 COLONIAL JURISTS & STATESMEN
MANY OF WHOM WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEIGE OF LOUISBOURG, THE PIVOTAL OPERATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR IN 1758, THAT ENDED THE FRENCH COLONIAL ERA IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND LED TO THE SUBSEQUENT BRITISH CAMPAIGN TO CAPTURE QUEBEC IN 1759
AN EXTREMELY RARE PRINTED SIGNED OATH PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO KING GEORGE II — bearing fourteen signatures of major Colonial Jurists and political figures. One page, tall folio. No place, [Massachusetts Bay Colony], Undated, but most likely accomplished between 1727 and 1731.
ANDREW JOHNSON IMPEACHMENT TRIAL TICKET — WITH THE ORGINAL STUB STILL ATTACHED
JOHNSON, ANDREW. (1808-1875). Seventeenth President of the United States; Governor of Tennessee; first president to face an impeachment trial. A light rose color/purple imprinted Impeachment trial ticket for May 18, 1868, with the original stub still attached.