MARY CASSATT, THE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST, DISCUSSES THE GREAT ART COLLECTOR HAVEMEYER ~~ A PROPOSED PROJECT TO CATALOGUE THE GREAT COLLECTIONS; HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARIS ART DEALER DURAND-RUEL, AND THE REASONS SHE CAN’T SELL HER CORRESPONDENT A PAINTING
CASSATT, MARY. (1844 –1926). American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists; lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas; Cassatt often created images with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Good Autograph Letter Signed, Mary Cassatt, on her imprinted black-bordered mourning Mes Nil Beaufresne / Mensil-Theribus (Oise) stationery. Four very full pages, large octavo. “Dimanche”, no date, but June, 1912.
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”.
MARIANNE MOORE TO VIVIENNE KOCH
MOORE, MARIANNE. (1887-1972). American poet. Typed Letter Signed, “Marianne”, on her imprinted 260 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn 5, New York stationery. One page, octavo. New York, April 13, 1954.
JOHN HANCOCK AND HIS WIFE, DOROTHY, ~~ SELL 32 ACRES OF LAND IN MASSACHUSETTS — AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript Document Signed, “John Hancock”, with his wife’s signature underneath his, “Dorothy Hancock”. Two full pages, legal folio. Boston, November 29, 1790.
QUEEN VICTORIA TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON ~~ “The Queen quite forgets.”
VICTORIA, QUEEN (ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA). (1819 –1901) Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Scarce, early Autograph Letter Signed, twice, in the third person, “The Queen”.
ELIZABETH I ~~ GRANTS A LETTERS PATENT — IN 1588
ELIZABETH I. (1533-1603). Queen of England and Ireland; only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; sometimes called “the Virgin Queen”; last of the Tudor monarchs. Rare Manuscript Document boldly Signed “Elizabeth R”, as Queen at upper left. One page, oblong folio, vellum, in Latin and Olde English. No place, February 8, 1588. Countersigned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, as Lord High Treasurer, and leader of her Privy Council.
A TICKET TO FLY WITH AMELIA EARHART!
EARHART, AMELIA. (1897-1937). American aviator. Her Signature, “Amelia Earhart”, penned on an orange 16mo ticket-card stock, that is imprinted: ‘BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS’ and entitling “Mrs Ralph Gilmore, …to take a flight in a B.M. tri-motored airliner. A seat has been reserved for you on flight number 8 at 11:10AM. — Amerlia Earhart Day, Waterville Airport / Augut 13, 1934.”