R.B. HAYES’ SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-1893). Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881). Uncommon, and rather scarce “Message / of the / President of the United States / Returning to the House of Representatives / the / Bill Entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support / of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, / 1880 and for other purposes.” – Dated “April 29, 1879. Washington: Government Printing Office / 1879”. Boldly signed in the top margin.
AN INSCRIBED COPY OF WOODROW WILSON’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS.
WILSON, (THOMAS) WOODROW. (1856-1924). Twenty-eighth President of the United States (1913-21); professor and president at Princeton University. His first book: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS. “The revised, first edition. 1898. Boston, D.C Heath & Co, Publishers”.
EXCESSIVELY-RARE SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER ~~ MATHEW B. BRADY
BRADY, MATHEW B. (1822/1824 –1896) Early adaptor and one of the most famous photographers in American history; best known for his depiction of the events and personalities of the Civil War. His excessively-rare, Signature “M.B. Brady”, as an endorsement, penned on the verso of a check made out to him in the amount of $18.75 from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ~~ HIS LECTURING SCHEDULE FOR 1905
WASHINGTON, BOOKER T. (1856-1915) Black American educator. Typed Letter Signed, “Booker T. Washington”, on his name imprinted Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute/ For the training of Colored Young Men and Women letterhead. One full page, quarto. Tuskegee, Alabama, March 31, 1905.
DARWIN LAMENTS: “THE STATE OF MY HEALTH SELDOM ALLOWS ME TO CONVERSE WITH ANYONE…”
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist. Manuscript Letter Signed “Ch. Darwin”, [written in the hand of his wife, Emma] on his imprinted Down Beckenham, Kent / Railway Station / Orpington S.E.R stationery with a playful drawing of a hand pointing to the address, to emphasize the correct train station for visiting Darwin’s home. February 13, 1875. Two pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
U.S. GRANT ~~ AS PRESIDENT — SEEKS TO FIND A POLITICAL SUPPORTER AN APPOINTMENT IN THE COASTAL SURVEY STUDY
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States; Union General in the civil war. Uncommon Autograph Note Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ card. January 10, 1876.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, JUST 4 MONTHS INTO HER NEW REIGN, APPOINTS A COMMANDER IN THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WITH HER GRANDMOTHER, QUEEN MARY ALSO SIGNING THE DOCUMENT AS GRAND MASTER. A RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES TO BE FOUND TOGETHER.
ELIZABETH II (1926-2022). Queen of England and regnant of the Commonwealth realms. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Elizabeth R,” as Queen, less than 4 months into her new reign, at upper right. Embossed Seal of Elizabeth II at upper left margin. One page, large folio. [12 ¼ X 15 ¼ inches, this is the rarer large size document of that era ] June 5, 1952.