FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: “WITH REGARD TO THE FEMALE NURSING SERVICE FOR MILITARY HOSPITALS…WE DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR SITUATIONS FOR LADIES; WE TRAIN THEM FOR SITUATIONS.” — “WE DESIRE TO FIND LADIES TO BE TRAINED AS HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENTS FOR WHOM THERE IS AN EVER INCREASING DEMAND, WITH GOOD SALARIES, FOR HOSPITALS BOTH AT HOME, IN THE COLONIES, AND IN INDIA. THE DEMAND IS, IN FACT, FAR BEYOND OUR POWER OF SUPPLY.”
NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910). British nurse, hospital reformer, humanitarian and founder of modern nursing. Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed “Florence Nightingale” on imprinted 35 South Street, Park Lane, W. stationary. Four very full pages, octavo. London, Feb. 16, 1867.
JOHN ADAMS — WRITES GENERAL BENJAMIN LINCOLN — SEEKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR CAPTAIN LEMUEL CLARK WHO LEAD THE FIRST MARINES STATIONED ON BOARD THE “USS CONSTITUTION”
ADAMS, JOHN. (1735-1826). Second President of the United States (1797-1801), Vice President under George Washington; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; U.S. Minister to Holland, France, and England. Autograph Letter Signed, “John Adams”. One full page, quarto. “Quincy”, October 25, 1802. Fine condition. To “General [Benjamin] Lincoln”.
RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL, WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS
HERZL, THEODORE. (1860-1904). Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel. Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German. One page, quarto. Vienna, December 30, 1900. Very fine condition.
VERY RARE ZACHARY TAYLOR MILITARY AUTOGRAPH ORDER — SIGNED WHILE OCCUPING MEXICAN TERRITORY DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR IN 1846
TAYLOR, ZACHARY. (1784-1850). Twelfth President of the United States (1849-50). Autograph Note Signed, “Z. Taylor, Genl., U.S.A Comdg.” One page, oblong octavo. “Matamoros, Mexico”, July 27, 1846.
LINCOLN SIGNED DOCUMENT AS PRESIDENT — A WARRANT TO “AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO A PARDON”
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States. Partially-printed Document Boldly Signed, “Abraham Lincoln”, as President. One page, quarto. Washington, January 13, 1863. The document reads: “I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the Pardon of Henry Buschrae, dated this day, and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant. Abraham Lincoln.”
WILHELM RONTGEN — THE FUTURE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PHYSICIST ANNOUNCES THE PHYSICS COURSES FOR HIS FIRST EVER TEACHING POSITION!
RÖNTGEN, WILHELM CONRAD VON. (1845-1923). German Nobel Prize winning physicist; discovered X-rays. Rare Autograph Manuscript Statement Signed, “Dr. W. Röntgen,” in German. One page, black ink on laid paper. Oblong octavo, Strasbourg [France], October 1874.
“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’ — ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’ —
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London] October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick