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SILK BADGE FROM GENERAL LAFAYETTE’S TRIUMPHANT VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1824

LAFAYETTE, MARIE DU MOTIER [MARQUIS]  (1757-1834)  French military leader and statesman who fought for the colonists during the American Revolution. Commemorative cream colored silk badge bearing a black image of Lafayette, mounted to a piece of hard board.  1824. 

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PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT  RECOMMENDS A NEW WEST POINT GRADUATE

GRANT, ULYSSES S(IMPSON).  (1822-85).  Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77).  Autograph Letter Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on imprinted Executive Mansion stationery.  Two pages, octavo.  “Washington, D.C.”, May 18, 1870.

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1850   “THE SLAVERY QUESTION ABSORBS EVERYTHING STILL”

JOHNSON, ANDREW.  (1808-75).  Seventeenth President of the United States (1865-9).  Good and rather scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “Andrew Johnson” written during the period of extreme political debate in the United States.   1 1/2 pages, quarto.  “House of Rep[resentative]s”, May 29, 1850. 

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T.E. LAWRENCE a.k.a ‘LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’  ~~  IN A REMARKABLE LETTER REVEALS: ”I DO NOT WRITE. YEARS AND YEARS AGO, IN 1922 TO BE EXACT, I TRIED FOR THE THIRD TIME TO WRITE A BOOK, FAILED AGAIN, AND DECIDED TO PACK UP WRITING FOR GOOD. ONE HAS TO BE BORN TO IT, I FANCY. OLD G.B.S. AND THE REST TURN IT OUT LIKE SAUSAGES. I SWEAT AND SWEAT…

LAWRENCE, T(HOMAS) E(DWARD) [Lawrence of Arabia].  (1888-1935). British adventurer, soldier and author.  Wonderful Typed Letter Signed, “Yours sincerely, T.E. Shaw”.  One full page, quarto.  “R.A.F. Mount Batten, Plymouth”, October 30, 1931.  Very fine condition.  To Flight Lieutenant John G. Hawtrey.  Accompanied by two letters from Hawtrey to British poet Sigfried Sassoon describing the circumstance surrounding the creation of these letters. 

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FORMER PRESIDENT, JAMES MONROE — CHRONICLES HIS DIFFICULT TRAVELS ABOARD A STEAMSHIP IN 1830.   A FINE ALS — WITH THE ORIGINAL FREE-FRANKED ADDRESS PANEL,  SIGNED BY MONROE,  STILL ATTACHED

MONROE, JAMES.  (1758-1831).  Fifth President of the United States.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, “James Monroe”.  Two full pages, quarto.  Washington, D.C., January 18, 1830.  Very fine condition. 

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“MRS. ROOSEVELT…HAS A RATHER LONG CONVALESCENCE AHEAD OF HER… TITINE AND HELEN AND TOMMY JR. WERE TRUMPS ABOUT ARCHIE”… WITH FURTHER COMMENTARY ON HIS READING RUTH McNERY’S BOOKS

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). 26th President (1901-1909), and first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1906). Good Autograph Letter, boldly written and Signed “Theodore Roosevelt,” on his imprinted Sagamore Hill embossed stationery, with excellent personal and family content.  Three very full pages, octavo. [New York], October 9, 1911.

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS LETTER REFERENCING HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BOOK:  “FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY” AND SAYS THE PUBLISHER SENT THE BOOK TO THE CONTROVERSIAL RUSSIAN SPIRITUALIST, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND PUBLISHER OF THE JOURNAL ‘LUCIFER’  ~~  MADAME HELENA BLAVATSKY

YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER.  (1865-1939) Irish poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate.   Exceptionally early, Autograph Letter Signed, “W.B. Yeats”.  One full page, octavo.  November 9, no year [1888]..  “3 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick”, UK.  To Mr. Keighty. 

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