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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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JOHN AMHERST TO JEFFERY AMHERST  —   BEST KNOWN FOR HIS SUCCESSFUL SERVICE DURING THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR,  AND DURING THE PONTIAC REBELLION, AMHERST AGREED TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF SMALL POX INFECTED BLANKETS AMONG THE NATIVE AMERICAS, THE ONLY RECORDED CASE OF BRITISH SOLDIERS GIVING SMALLPOX-CONTAMINATED BLANKETS TO NATIVE AMERICANS.

AMHERST, JOHN (1718- 1778). Brother of Lord Jeffrey Amherst, Admiral in the British Navy who went on to serve as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “John Amherst.” Two very full pages, large quarto. “Thatched House, St. James Street, [London] April 10, 1760”. Very fine condition. To his brother JEFFERY AMHERST, 1ST BARON AMHERST (1717-1797). 

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SIR WINSTON S. CHURCHILL — A BOLDLY PENNED, EARLY ALS AT THE START OF CHURCHILL’S  BUDDING POLITICAL CAREER  

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).  Early Autograph Letter Signed, “Winston S. Churchill”, on his imprinted 105, Mount Street, W. stationery.  Two pages, octavo.  London, September 10, 1901.

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PRE-REVOLUTIONARY WAR MASSACHUSETTS PAY WARRANT  —  SIGNED BY SIR FRANCIS BERNARD

BERNARD, SIR FRANCIS.  (1712-1779).  Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Partly-printed Document Signed, “Fra Bernard”, as Governor of Massachusetts, on a pay order.  One page, octavo.  Cambridge, January 27, 1769. 

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GOLD RUSH DREAMS GO BUST:  “BUT TAKING SAN FRANSISCO ALL IN ALL  — IT IS THE MOST DISGUSTING PLACE MY EYES EVER BEHELD”

[GOLD RUSH –  CALIFORNIA]  Wonderful  Autograph Letter Signed, “C.W. Rowell”, who attempted to seek his fortune in the California gold fields  during the rush west of 1949/1850.   Four very full pages, quarto.  San Francisco.  July 14, 1850.  To “dr.  Friend Kidder.”  A fascinating read!  

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QUEEN ANNE  —  ATTRACTIVE DOCUMENT SIGNED AS QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

ANNE.  (1665-1714).  Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1702-14); last British sovereign of the House of Stuart.  Document Signed with her bold, “Anne R”, as Queen, at top of page.  One page, large quarto.  Windsor, England, October 8, 1711. 

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LABOR LEADER — SAMUEL GOMPERS  — ON IMPRINTED AND ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR LETTERHEAD

GOMPERS, SAMUEL.  (1850-1924).  American labor leader.  Typed Letter Signed twice, “Sam’l Gompers” and “S.G.”, on imprinted and illustrated American Federation of Labor letterhead.  One full page, quarto.  Washington, D.C., June 27, 1914.  Very fine condition. 

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VINTAGE POST-CARD PHOTOGRAPH BOLDLY SIGNED:   “VON HINDENBURG”

HINDENBURG, PAUL VON.   (1847-1934)   German field marshal, statesman, and politician.  Attractive, vintage post-card Photograph boldly Signed, “Von Hindenburg” along the vertical right margin.  Hindenburg is depicted in a full length pose, dressed in his military uniform, standing outdoors. 

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