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EARLY IN HIS POLITICAL CAREER WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTS:  “[LORD ROSEBERY] IS BEING APPROACHED BY THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATIONS OF GLASGOW TO SPEAK THERE AS A COUNTERBLAST TO [BALFOUR] THE PRIME MINISTER.”

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).  Enlightening and early Typed Letter Signed, “Yours very truly, Winston S. Churchill”, on his imprinted 105, Mount Street, W. stationery.  One full page, quarto.  London, September 8, 1904. 

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MARCONI SENDS A RADIO-TELEGRAM FROM ON BOARD HIS YACHT “THE ELECTRA”

MARCONI, GUGLIELMO, MARCHESE.  (1874-1937).  Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (1909);  known for his creation of a practical radio wave-based wireless telegraph system that led to Marconi being credited as the inventor of radio. Uncommon, and especially choice, Partly-Printed Document Signed, “Marconi” and also initialed “GM”. One full page, oblong folio. Written on board his yacht, the “ELECTRA,” October 12, 1935.

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VIRGINIA WOOLF POLITELY DECLINES WRITING THE ENTRY FOR WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, SAYING THAT SHE KNOWS “SO LITTLE” ABOUT HIM!

WOOLF, VIRGINIA.  (1882-1941).  British novelist, essayist and critic.  Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “Virginia Woolf”, on her light blue, imprinted 52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1. Telephone: Museum 2621 stationery.  Full page, small quarto.  Very fine condition.  Bloomsbury, February 5, 1928.   To: ‘Dear Mr. Lynd’. 

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ATTRACTIVE WAR OF 1812 JAMES MONROE FREE FRANK, WITH MILITARY ORDERS NOTATION ABOUT THE RULES FOR THE GRANTING OF COMMISSIONS TO PRIVATEERS

MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Autograph Document Signed, ”Jas’ Monroe”, as Secretary of State under James Madison. On folded cover, January 21, 1814. Addressed to ”The Collector of the Customs, Marblehead, Mass.”

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COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT  —  DISCHARGES THE “CHIEF TRUMPETER” OF THE ROUGH RIDERS

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE.  (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; Vice President under McKinley; Colonel of the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Exceedingly-scarce partly-printed Document Signed, twice.  Once as “T. Roosevelt / Col. 1st U.S.V. cavalry [commanding] Rg 1”, and “T. Roosevelt”  Col/ U.S.V.C.   Two full separate pages, quarto.   ‘Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, New York.  September 15, 1898’.

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KING GEORGE III ORDERS PAYMENT BE MADE TO GENERAL CORNWALLIS

GEORGE III.  (1738-1820).  King of England; Elector, then King of Hannover (1760-1820).  Manuscript Document Signed, “George R”, as King.  One full page, legal folio [approx. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches].  “Court at Saint James’s”, August 21, 1772.

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THE FAMOUS DEFENSE ATTORNEY, CLARENCE DARROW, TRANSFERS HIS STOCK IN AN ARIZONA MINING COMPANY

DARROW, CLARENCE S.  (1857-1938)  American lawyer who defended Eugene Debs, Leopold and Loeb, and John T. Scopes in the infamous “Monkey Trial”. Document Signed “C. S. Darrow” on the verso. Attractive orange bordered stock certificate for 50 shares in the Black Mountain Mining Company. One page, oblong folio, Territory of Arizona, Oct 22, 1906.

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