THE “LIBERATOR OF ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU” ~~ A SCARCE SIGNED LETTER OF JOSE DE SAN MARTIN
SAN MARTÍN, JOSÉ DE. (1778-1850). Argentine General, known as the “Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru”; one of the principal leaders of the independence movement in South America from the Spanish Empire in the 19th Century; served as the Protector of Peru. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “José de San Martín”, in Spanish. One page, quarto. Santiago, Chile, June 26, 1817.
THE LAST TSAR OF RUSSIA: NICHOLAS II, AWARDS MILITARY RANKS TO SEVERAL OFFICERS
NICHOLAS II. (1868-1918). [NIKOLAI ALEXANDROVICH ROMANOV]. Last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule; executed by the Bolsheviks. Scarce Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nilolai” as Tzar, in Russian/Cyrillic. 1 ¼ tall pages, folio. “At Tsarskoe Selo / 8 October 1914”.
VERY-RARE AND IMPORTANT THOMAS JEFFERSON PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANT PROVIDING FOR ‘PROPAGATING, THE GOSPEL AMONG THE HEATHEN’ — BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM AS PRESIDENT AND JAMES MADISON, AS SECRETARY OF STATE
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States (1801-1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Th. Jefferson,” as President. Countersigned by Secretary of State JAMES MADISON [(1751-1836)
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.
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.
AARON BURR FREE-FRANKED ADDRESS-LEAF AS VICE PRESIDENT
BURR, AARON. (1756-1836). American revolutionary officer and political leader; 3RD Vice President of the U.S. His bold Franking Signature, “A. Burr,” penned on an address leaf entirely in Burr’s hand to “The Hon. / John Rutherford / Trenton.” With straight “Free” and sea-shell “Aug[ust] 17 / New York” postal cancellations.
JEFFERSON SIGNS AN ACT OF THE SECOND CONGRESS REMITTING FINES FOR THE FAILURE TO TRANSPORT THE MAILS BETWEEN CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; Governor of Virginia; Minister to France; and influential Founding Father of the United States. Uncommon Printed Broadside Act of the Second Congress, Boldly Signed in ink by Jefferson as Secretary of State. One page, oblong large octavo.