FRANCIS E. SPINNER, TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE FIRST ADMINISTRATOR IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY WOMEN FOR CLERICAL JOBS
SPINNER, FRANCIS E. (1802-1890). Treasurer of the United States (1861-1875); Congressman; Banker; and Politician. Surprisingly scarce, Good Autograph Letter Signed “F. E. Spinner” as Treasurer, on Treasury of the United States letterhead. Four full pages, quarto. Washington, August 4, 1866.
DR. MARY E. WALKER, THE ONLY WOMAN TO RECEIVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR — A FABULOUS AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED
WALKER, MARY E[DWARDS] DR. (1832-1919) American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, and medical surgeon; Walker is the only female to have received the Medal of Honor. Exceedingly-scarce Autograph Sentiment Signed, “Mary E. Walker M.D.” in pencil. One page, oblong 12mo.
LINCOLN APPOINTS: WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE RENSHAW — A COMMANDER IN THE NAVY — AN IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR NAVAL COMISSION
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Superb and important partly engraved Document Signed, ”Abraham Lincoln”, as President. One page, tall folio, vellum. Washington, August 5, 1861. Countersigned by GIDEON WELLS, Secretary of the Navy. President Lincoln appoints WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE RENSHAW a Commander in the United States Navy.
CLARA BARTON — FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, PENS AN ODDLY ETHEREAL AND REFLECTIVE LETTER, IN THE YEAR OF HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY
BARTON, CLARA. (1821-1912). American humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross; Her book: the Story of My Childhood was publishe din1907. Interesting series of two letters written on the same piece of paper. One: Autograph Letter Signed, “Clara Barton” and the other: “C.B.” Four very full pages, octavo. (each letter is 2 pages in length). Meriden, Connecticut, June 3, 1907. Very fine condition.
ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF” [AIR-SHIP]
ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. (1838 –1917). German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship. Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.
PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT STATES THAT: “IN VIEW OF HIS YOUTH… [AND] OTHER GOOD AND SUFFICIENT REASONS…I DO HEREBY GRANT [HIM] A FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL PARDON”
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States. Uncommon Document Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, pardoning John Connors. Countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 1 ½ pages, large folio, with integral blank and large impressed U.S. Seal of State paper seal completely intact and in superb condition affixed to the left of Grant’s bold signature. Washington, D.C. September 15, 1875.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~~ PENS A WAR-DATE ENDORSEMENT IN FAVOR OF HIS FRIEND, SIMEON FRANCIS, IN WHOSE PARLOR LINCOLN ONCE COURTED HIS FUTURE WIFE – MARY TODD
ABRAHAM, LINCOLN (1809-1865) President of the United States. Choice, apparently unpublished, nine line, War-date Autograph Endorsement Signed, “A. Lincoln.” One page, quarto. No place. “July 11, 1861.”