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JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT WRITES TO HIS SECRETARY OF WAR,  HENRY DEARBORN  ~~  SAYING THE MADISON’S HAVE DEPARTED TO PHILADELPHIA, BUT HE HOPES THAT THE DEARBORNS WILL VISIT HIM AT MONTICELLO

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; and influential Founding Father of the United States.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Th. Jefferson”, as President.  One full page, quarto.  “Monticello”, August 3, 1805.

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AS LORD NELSON AND LADY HAMLTON BEGIN THEIR LOVE AFFAIR

NELSON WRITES TO THE HUSBAND OF HIS MISTRESS, SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON A FULL RECOUNTING OF THE BRITISH FLEET’S ACTIVITIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AGAINST THE FRENCH FLEET.  HIS PHYSICAL EXHAUSTION IS EVIDENT, STATING: “I AM SERIOUSLY UNWELL…I KNOW NOT WHAT SLEEP IS SINCE I LEFT PALERMO”

NELSON, HORATIO. (1758-1805).  Legendary British Naval officer;  Admiral.  Intriguing and Important Autograph Letter Signed “Nelson”, with a lengthy Autograph Postscript also Signed “Nelson”.  To Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803).   Written aboard his ship, The Vanguard, “off Trapani, 27 May [1799]”. Three very full pages, quarto.

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE —  AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL WRITES A FAMILY MEMBER THAT HE WILL AID IN PROMOTING LIEUTENANT MAURY’S NEW BOOK PIONEERING OCEANOGRAPHY STUDY

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; authored: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837); Scarce and desirable Autograph Letter Signed, “Nath. Hawthorne”, while serving as US Consul.  Nearly two full separate pages, quarto.   U. S. Consulate, Liverpool, June 8th, 1855.  To George Manning.

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SCARCE LETTER FROM THE COMMANDER OF ‘OLD IRONSIDES’  DEFENDING HIS ACTIONS AS CAPTAIN AND RESTATING THE EVIDENCE GIVEN IN HIS COURT MARTIAL OF 1825

STEWART, CHARLES. (1778 – 1869) United States Naval officer who commanded a number of US Navy ships, including USS Constitution; saw service during the Quasi War and both Barbary Wars in the Mediterranean along North Africa and the War of 1812.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed,  “Cha. Stewart”. Four full pages, quarto. Philada[elphia], June 10th, 1829.  To Hon. Samuel D. Ingham, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington.  

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RARE LETTER OF ZIONIST FOUNDER ~~ THEODORE HERZL

HERZL, THEODORE.  (1860-1904).  Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel.  Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German, on Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten lined paper.  Two full pages, octavo.  Berlin, October 21, 1890. 

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THE NOTED ASTRONOMER, HERSCHEL, REVEALS THAT: “I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN THE USE OF MICROSCOPES”

HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM. (1792-1871). British mathematician, astronomer, and inventor; known for his discoveries related to the moons of Saturn and Uranus and for his pioneering work in early photographic processes, including coining the word ‘photography’ itself;   President of the Royal Astronomical Society.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed “J. F. W. Herschel”. One page, octavo. No place, no date.

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D.H. LAWRENCE VENTS HIS ANGER OVER RETURNED COPIES OF LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

LAWRENCE, D.H.  (1885-1930).  English novelist, poet and essayist.  Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed, “D.H. Lawrence”.  Full page, quarto.  “Kesselmatte.  Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern), Switzerland”, August 4, 1928.  To Allen W. Steele, William Jackson Ltd. 

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