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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945). Thirty-second President of the United States (1933-45). Unusual Postal Envelope signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”, as President, on the return address portion of a red, white, and blue bordered, stamped envelope.

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LETTER WRITTEN FROM THE YUKON GOLD RUSH IN 1898

ALASKAN GOLD RUSH.  Canadian / Yukon gold rush of the late 1890s.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Charlie”, in blue wax pencil.  Two full pages, quarto.  No place, [Ships Camp] May 27, 1898. 

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THOMAS EDISON USES HIS DICTATION MACHINE, THE EDIPHONE, FOR PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

EDISON, THOMAS. (1847-1931). American inventor and businessman. Typed Letter boldly Signed, “Thos. A. Edison,” on his imprinted From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison, Orange, N.J. stationary. One full page, quarto. February 4, 1927. Accompanied by original imprinted Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison, Orange N.J. envelope.

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AUDUBON PUBLISHES HIS ROYAL OCTAVO EDITION OF:  THE BIRDS OF AMERICA’ WITH ITS 65 ADDITIONAL PLATES, AND ANNOUNCES TO HARRIS: “I HAVE MADE A GOOD NUMBER OF DRAWINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AND THAT I LONG TO SHOW YOU.”

AUDUBON, JOHN. (1785-1851). Ornithologist, naturalist, and artist. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John J. Audubon.”  Very full page, quarto. February 4, 1842,  To Edward Harris.

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MAHLON DICKERSON REPORTS HIS WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY REGARDING  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BACHE’S APPOINTMENT AS MIDSHIPMAN IN THE NAVY, AND REPORTS THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER J. DALLAS ~~ UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FROM 1814 TO 1816, IN THE JAMES MADISON ADMINISTRATION

DICKERSON, MAHLON. (1770-1853) Governor of New Jersey, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Jackson and Van Buren.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Mahlon Dickerson.”

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“I HAVE MADE MORE SPEECHES FOR OUR IDEAS OF EQUAL RIGHTS IN MORE STATES AND TO MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY MAN IN THIS COUNTRY”  –  HENRY WILSON

WILSON, HENRY (1812-1875).  Vice President of the United States under U.S. Grant, and a Senator from Massachusetts known for his strong anti-slavery positions; devoted himself to the destruction of ‘Slave Power’ [the political power of the slave-owning class]; authored a bill that outlawed slavery in Washington, D.C. and was responsible for incorporating African Americans in the Union Civil War effort.  Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Wilson.” Four very full pages, quarto. Natick, [Massachusetts].  October 7, 1870.

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ROGER SHERMAN:  AMERICAN FOUNDING FATHER AND SIGNER OF: THE CONSTITUTION, ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, AND DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 

SHERMAN, ROGER. (1721-1793). Lawyer, Statesman, and only individual to sign all four basic documents of American sovereignty: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Manuscript Document Signed, “Roger Sherman.” One page oblong octavo.  ”New Haven” May 22, 1787.

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