WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON AT FORT WASHINGTON
HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY. (1773-18441). Ninth President of the United States. Attractive Manuscript Document Signed, “Wm. H. Harrison / Asst. Qtr. Master”. One page, oblong octavo. Fort Washington, October 10, 1797.
WORDSWORTH DEALS WITH HIS FINANCES
WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. (1770-1850) English poet and leading figure in the Romantic Age of English literature. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Wm. Wordsworth.” Two pages, quarto. Trinity Lodge, Cam[bridge]. April 23, 1828.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ~~ ACTING IN HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL, ARRANGES FUNDING FOR DESTITUTE AMERICAN SEAMEN
HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; wrote: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837). Rare Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nathl. Hawthorne”, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool. One page, large oblong octavo. Liverpool, June 20, 1855.
LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER, ANSEL ADAMS DELIGHTS IN HIS NEW SINAR CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND DETAILS PLANS FOR ADAPTATIONS TO HIS CAMERAS WHILE RELATING ISSUES HE’S HAVING WITH THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE IN YOSEMITE!
ADAMS, ANSEL. (1902-1984). American landscape photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white images of the American West. Fine photography related content, Typed Letter Signed, “Ansel A”, in red ink, on his name-imprinted ‘131 24th avenue, San Francisco, California’ stationery. Very full page, quarto. [San Francisco], July 15, 1958.
PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ~~ IN REACTION TO THE FINANCIAL PANIC OF 1834 BROUGHT ON BY THE IMMENIENT COLLAPSE OF THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, “IN ADOPTING THIS COURSE IS SOLELY GOVERNED BY A DESIRE TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER MISUNDERSTANDING OF HIS OWN VIEWS AS WELL AS HE IS TO THE SUFFERINGS AND WANTS OF ALL CLASSES OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS”
JACKSON, ANDREW. (1767-1845). Seventh President of the United States; won the ‘Battle of New Orleans’ against the British in 1815; and led U.S. forces in the First Seminole War, which led to the annexation of Florida. Good content Manuscript Letter Signed, “Andrew Jackson”, as President. 3 ¼ pages, quarto. Washington, March 17, 1834.
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN ~~ THE FAMED BRITISH ARCHITECT, RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON, IN HIS ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF HIS MAJESTIES ROYAL HOSPITAL IN CHELSEA
WREN, CHRISTOPHER (1632-1723). English architect, who played a leading role in the rebuilding of London following the devastating Great Fire of 1666, and whose St. Paul’s Cathedral takes a place among the greatest designs in the history of architecture. Scarce Manuscript Document Signed, “Chr. Wren.” One page, large folio. [9.75 x 15 inches]. No place [London]. March 11, 1698.
A 17TH CENTURY LETTER OF CREDIT WITH GOOD NUMISMATIC OVERTONES
VYNER, SIR THOMAS. 1ST BARONET (1588–1665). Wealthy English businessman and politician who served as the Lord Mayor of London; James I appointed Vyner to the office of comptroller of the mint; under Oliver Cromwell, Vyner and a partner purchased a large quantity of Spanish bullion to be converted into coins for both the English government and the East India Company; in 1656, he became the Lord Mayor of London and was knighted by Cromwell. Exceedingly-rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Thos. Vyner”. 1/3 page, legal folio. London, September 1, 1653.