GENERAL U.S. GRANT SALUTES CYRUS W. FIELD ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE SUCCESSFUL LAYING OF THE ATLANTIC CABLE
GRANT, ULYSSESS S. (1822-1885). Union General in the Civil War and President of the United States. Choice Autograph Letter Signed, as General, on Head Quarters Armies of the United States stationery. One full page, 4to. Washington, D.C., November 8, 1866.
“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.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS SIGNED DOCUMENT
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK (1818-1895) American abolitionist, editor, orator, author and statesman. Partly-printed Document Signed “Fredk Douglass,” in ink, on the docketing panel of a 3 page “Deed” for a land transfer, between Joseph C. Hornblower and James M. Johnston, in his capacity as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia.
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.
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.