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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

RELIGION

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A FINE T.S. ELIOT ARCHIVE  —  IN HIS CAPACITY AS A DIRECTOR OF FABER & FABER

OFFERING UP HIS VIEWS ON THE PUBLICATION OF A BOOK ABOUT THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, A BOOK ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE WITHIN THE CHURCH, PROPOSED BOOKS BY HUGH CECIL, AND THE GENERAL RUNNINGS OF THE FIRM WITH A HEAVY EMPHESIS ON ELIOT’S OWN RELIGIOUS CONSTRUCTS AND HIS PLACE WITHIN THE CHURCH

ELIOT, T.S.  (1888-1965).  American-born writer and poet.  Archive of 13 Typed Letters Signed, “T.S. Eliot”, on the wonderful red imprinted Faber & Faber Ltd. letterhead and The Criterion letterhead.  Twenty-eight total pages of eliot’s writing, quarto.  “24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1”, April 9, 1935 to April 22, 1936.  Paperclip marks in some blank margins, else very fine condition.  To “The Revd. Prebendary Harris, D.D., ‘Rosemary’, Eynsham, Oxford”.  With 2 letters from HUGH CECIL (1869-1965) British politician and Sir Winston Churchill’s best man; also accompanied by another 10+ letters and financials and outlines, from various individuals affiliated with the endeavor.

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ORNATE HAND-ILLUMINATED PAPAL BENEDICTION SIGNED BY POPE PIUS XI

PIUS XI (1857-1939) [Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti].  Pope (1922-1939). Ornate Document, Boldly Signed, “Pius P.P. XI,” as Pope, being a petition in Italian for a Plenary Indulgence ‘In Articulo Mortis’ for Plinia Calvo,  herself and her family.  One page, tall quarto. [approximately 6 ½ X 12 ¾ inches].  Rome, no date, circa 1930.

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DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE BEFORE SETTING OUT TO AFRICA ~~ REMEMBERS FONDLY  “A REVEREND DR. ROBERT FERGUSON WHOSE FATHER WAS VERY KIND TO ME WHEN I WAS A STUDENT” AND OFFERS: ‘A BLESSING BE ON’ THE RELATIVE OF THAT MAN

LIVINGSTONE, DAVID.  (1813-73).  Scottish missionary and physician, who spent half his life exploring southern and central Africa.  Autograph Letter Signed, “David Livingstone”, 2 ½ pages, octavo.  ‘Clifton, September 25, 1864.

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STUART MERRILL ON TO GUSTAVE KAHN ABOUT KAHN’S WIFE AND: “HER CONVERSION TO JUDAISM…[A REPLY] TO THE IGNOMINIES AND HYPOCRISIES OF MODERN CHRISTIANITY”

MERRILL, STUART.  (1863-1915).  American poet; known for Petits Poemes d’Automne, Les Fastes, and other works.  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Stuart Merrill”, in French.  Three pages, octavo.  “53 Quai de Bourbon”, [Paris],

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WRITTEN FROM THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA, DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE THANKS A YOUNG LADY FOR HER PRAYERS FOR HIS CONTINUED SUCCESS AND SPEAKS OF HIS CONVERTING THE NATIVE AFRICAN POPULATION TO CHRISTIANITY:   “PAUL IS ONE OF THE FIRST CONVERTS OF THE KURUMAN [TRIBE] AND LATELY JOINED US.  MELROSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY COMPANION A HARD WORKER & AN UPRIGHT MAN.”

LIVINGSTONE, DAVID. (1813-1873) Pioneer medical missionary and African  explorer; best known for his explorations and having been ‘found’ by journalist Henry Stanley.  Important Partial Autograph Letter Signed, “David Livingston”.

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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. 

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SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY  —  “HOLY ORDERS IS NO INSURANCE THAT A MAN WON’T ACT LIKE A DAMN FOOL”

KENNEDY, JOHN F. (1917-1963). Thirty-fifth president of the United States. Superb, and uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jack”, on his imprinted United States Senate stationery. Four full pages, small quarto.  Washington, D.C., no date.   To an intimate and unidentified woman whom he addresses as “Dear Mary”. 

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