Auction 05.12.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 05.12.1991

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ADAMS, JOHN, President. Document signed in full as President, countersigned...

ADAMS, JOHN, President. Document signed in full as President, countersigned by Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, Philadelphia, 27 February l800. One page, folio, ON VELLUM, large papered seal at lower left, accomplished in manuscript. In consideration of military service of Nicholas Currell (a

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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ADAMS, JOHN, President. Autograph letter signed in full as President to...

ADAMS, JOHN, President. Autograph letter signed in full as President to "George Churchman of Cecil County, Maryland and Jacob Lindley of Chester County, Pennsylvania," Washington, D.C., 24 January l80l. 2 pages, 4to, integral blank (now detached), with recipients' docket, partial separations along

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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ADAMS, JOHN, Signer (Massachusetts), President . Autograph letters signed...

ADAMS, JOHN, Signer (Massachusetts), President . Autograph letters signed in full TO THE SIGNER CAESAR RODNEY of Delaware, Quincy [Massachusetts], 26 September 1818. One full page, 4to, one short separation at fold, two small circular brown patches (from wax seal). WITH "AWE AND REVERENCE," ADAMS

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,500

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President , Autograph letter signed in full to John...

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President , Autograph letter signed in full to John Angier of Medford, Mass., Washington, D.C. 10 February 1845. One full page, 4to, recipient's docket on verso . In very fine condition. An eloquent, dignified letter of condolence. "I have received with deep affliction the

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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AMERICAN INDIAN. SITTING BULL (actual name: Tatanka Iyotake), Chief of the...

AMERICAN INDIAN. SITTING BULL (actual name: Tatanka Iyotake), Chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux. Bold signature on a blank calling card, [Philadelphia, 6 October l884]. One page, a small oblong, 52 x 84mm. (2 l/16 in. x 3 1/4 in.). Verso with ink inscription: "Signature on the other side was written by

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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AMERICAN INDIAN]. WILLIAMS, ELEAZAR ("The Lost Dauphin"). Autograph letter...

AMERICAN INDIAN]. WILLIAMS, ELEAZAR ("The Lost Dauphin"). Autograph letter signed ("E.Williams") to Jasper Parish of Canandaigua; Oneida [New York], 27 March 1820. 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf with panel in Williams' hand and manuscript postmark, two small holes affecting two letters and a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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AMUNDSEN, ROALD, Norwegian explorer, navigated Northwest Passage. Album of...

AMUNDSEN, ROALD, Norwegian explorer, navigated Northwest Passage. Album of original photographs of Amundsen's stay in Alaska, l906, upon the completion of the first successful voyage through the Northwest passage. l01 photographs, most 196 x 247mm. (7 11/16 x 9 ll/16), a few smaller, plus 1) a

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES, Naturalist. Autograph letter signed twice ("J.J...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES, Naturalist. Autograph letter signed twice ("J.J. Audubon"), WITH A TWO-PAGE LIST OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRD SPECIES, to Thomas McCulloch of Pictou, Nova Scotia ("My dear young friend"), New York, 12 September 1836. 3 pages, 4to, comprising: the letter (on page 1) and the list of

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BEAUREGARD, PIERRE GUSTAVE TOUTANT, General, C.S.A. Autograph letter signed...

BEAUREGARD, PIERRE GUSTAVE TOUTANT, General, C.S.A. Autograph letter signed ("G.T. Beauregard") TO GENERAL BRAXTON BRAGG, "Head Quarters in the Field near Chester, Va.," 3 June l864. 1 1/2 page, folio, integral blank, on British-made (blackade-run?) blue stationery with Britannia watermark. PLANNING

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BOLIVAR, SIMON, " El Libertador ." Autograph letter signed ("Bolivar") to...

BOLIVAR, SIMON, " El Libertador ." Autograph letter signed ("Bolivar") to José Rafael Arboleda, Bogotá, 22 January 1830. Two pages, 4to, integral blank leaf, one tiny marginal tear, a bit creased, some very minor spotting , in Spanish. Bolivar writes to a friend and loyal supporter, a wealthy

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BOLIVAR, SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar") to José Rafael Arboleda, Bogotá...

BOLIVAR, SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar") to José Rafael Arboleda, Bogotá, 27 February 1830. Two pages, 4to, integral blank leaf, tear at upper corner affecting the date, 3-inch fold break with small tear, light foxing , in Spanish. "Many thanks for your letter of the 6th, from Popoyán. It gives me

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BOLIVAR, SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar") to General Mariano Montilla...

BOLIVAR, SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar") to General Mariano Montilla, Soledad, 5 November 1830. Two pages, 4to, integral address leaf with postmark and seal, browned , in Spanish. "IN WAR NOTHING SHOULD SURPRISE ONE" In the fall of 1830 Colombia was in a state of chaos verging on civil war

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BOLIVAR, SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar") with 6-line autograph postscript...

BOLIVAR, SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar") with 6-line autograph postscript, to General Mariano Montilla, Barranquilla, 18 November 1830. Two and 1/2 pages, 4to, two short fold breaks, browned, ink fairly pale , in Spanish. "WITH TROOPS ALONE ONE ACHIEVES NOTHING, AND THEN WHEN THEY FAIL EVERYTHING

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BOLIVAR. SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar"), with 6-line autograph...

BOLIVAR. SIMON. Letter signed ("Bolivar"), with 6-line autograph postscript, to General Rafael Urdaneta, Provisional President of Colombia, San Pedro, near Santa Marta, 7 December 1830. 4 pages, 4to, seal break to upper corner with partial loss of a word, short fold break, small perforation to first

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BOONE, DANIEL. Document signed in full, Lafayette County [present-day...

BOONE, DANIEL. Document signed in full, Lafayette County [present-day Fayette County, Kentucky], 15 June l795. One page, folio, evenly age-browned, minor dampstains at top edge affecting one line, clean separation along top central fold, laid down on card at edges, a clean crack at left-hand-edge

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BRAGG, BRAXTON, General, C.S.A. . Autograph letter signed in full to Henry...

BRAGG, BRAXTON, General, C.S.A. . Autograph letter signed in full to Henry Jackson Hunt (later Brigadier General, U.S.Army), [Fort San Carlos de] Barrancas [Florida], Saturday Evening" [21 April l86l]. 3 pages, 4to, two small tears at fold intersections of each leaf, with the original yellow

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BRAGG, BRAXTON, General, C.S.A. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified...

BRAGG, BRAXTON, General, C.S.A. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified corespondent ("My Dear General"), possibly to General P.G.T. Beauregard, Tupelo, [Mississippi], 22 July [l862]. 4 pages, 8vo, minor spotting, a small clean tear. BRAGG LAYS PLANS FOR THE INVASION OF KENTUCKY A letter written

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BROADSIDE. U.S. CONGRESS, 2nd Session. Senate. [Title at head:] Resolved by...

BROADSIDE. U.S. CONGRESS, 2nd Session. Senate. [Title at head:] Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled...[Philadelphia:] John Fenno [l798]. Folio, printed on p.4 of a bifolium, the other pages blank, WITH AN ADDITIONAL ARTICLE ADDED

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BROWN, JOHN, Radical abolitionist . Autograph letter signed in full to...

BROWN, JOHN, Radical abolitionist . Autograph letter signed in full to Simon Perkins ("Friend Perkins") of Akron, Ohio; Springfield, Massachusetts, 17 March 1848. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, closely written on grey paper, integral address leaf with panel in Brown's hand and original postmark. Fine condition

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BROWN, JOHN. Autograph letter signed in full to his family ("Dear Wife...

BROWN, JOHN. Autograph letter signed in full to his family ("Dear Wife & Children every one"), Brown's Station, Kansas Territory, 13 March 1856. 1 page, 4to. Fine condition. TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE POTAWATOMI MASSACRE, BROWN HOPES FOR "AN ACT THAT WOULD SET KANSAS MATTERS RIGHT AT ONCE" A prophetic

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BROWN, JOHN. Autograph letter signed in full to his wife, Mary Ann Day...

BROWN, JOHN. Autograph letter signed in full to his wife, Mary Ann Day Brown, Brown's Station, Kansas Territory, 24 April 1856. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, on lined paper. Fine condition. "WE EXPECTED A MOST BLOODY AFFAIR" "...I have felt very uncomfortable about you all since I learned that you were becoming

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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BUCHANAN, JAMES, President . Autograph letter signed in full to O. Vincent...

BUCHANAN, JAMES, President . Autograph letter signed in full to O. Vincent Coffin, Wheatland, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 13 February 1863. One page, 4to, integral blank , the former President, blamed by many for having contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War, declines to speak on the subject

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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CIVIL WAR]. LEE, ROBERT E., General, C.S.A. Signature ("R.E. Lee"), n.p...

CIVIL WAR]. LEE, ROBERT E., General, C.S.A. Signature ("R.E. Lee"), n.p., n.d., one page, a small oblong (clipped from a letter?) -- DAVIS, JEFFERSON, President, C.S.A. Autograph telegram signed in full as Secretary of War, to Major Henry Prince, Washington, D.C., 18 May l855, one page, 8vo, on

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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CIVIL WAR]. MCPHERSON, JAMES BIRDSEYE, General. Autograph letter signed...

CIVIL WAR]. MCPHERSON, JAMES BIRDSEYE, General. Autograph letter signed ("Jas. B. McPherson") to Brigadier General M.M. Crocker, at Natchez; Head-quarters...Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, 20 November 1863, 3 pages, 4to, on printed Headquarters stationery . "Have you heard anything more

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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CONFEDERACY]. CUMPSTEN, J.J., Corporal, C.S.A. Four documents relating to...

CONFEDERACY]. CUMPSTEN, J.J., Corporal, C.S.A. Four documents relating to his service in the Confederate Army, as follows: 1) LEE, ROBERT E. Contemporary manuscript copy (in Cumpsten's hand?) of Lee's General Order no.9, Appomattox, Va., l0 April l865, one page, folio, written in an ornate hand on a

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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CROCKETT, DAVID. Autograph letter signed in full to John Drurey, Washington...

CROCKETT, DAVID. Autograph letter signed in full to John Drurey, Washington City, 4 April l834. 4 full pages, 4to, inner two pages discreetly silked to protect a few short fold separations, the text entirely unaffected. BOONE'S TIRADE AGAINST THE "DESPOT" PRESIDENT JACKSON AND THE "LITTLE JUDAS

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, General. Autograph letter signed ("Custer") to...

CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, General. Autograph letter signed ("Custer") to Colonel Colburn, n.p., [near Antietam, Maryland], "ll l/2 o'clock" [l8 September 1862]. 2 pages, 12mo, in pencil on notepad paper with imprinted heading: "Head Quarters, Army of the Potomac," and a line of smaller type at

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, Brigadier General. Autograph letter signed...

CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, Brigadier General. Autograph letter signed ("GACuster Bvt Maj. Genl. USA"), to Michigan Governor Austin Blair ("His Excellency"), Headquarters Third Division, Cavalry Corps, 9 December 1864. 2 full pages, large 4to, integral blank, on lined stationery with printed

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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DARWIN, CHARLES. Letter signed ("Charles Darwin") to Sir W. Boyd Dawkins...

DARWIN, CHARLES. Letter signed ("Charles Darwin") to Sir W. Boyd Dawkins, F.R.S., the text apparently in the hand of Emma Darwin, his wife, Down, Bromley, Kent, 26 August l867. 4 pages, 8vo, on imprinted stationey, address panel from the original envelope pasted beneath signature on last page, "I AM

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 5 Dec 1991

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DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("Charles Darwin") to Henry...

DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("Charles Darwin") to Henry Edwards Jr., Down, Beckenham, Kent, 21 February 1881. One page, 8vo, on his personal printed staionery, address panel in Darwin's hand cut out from envelope and pasted down onto the integral blank leaf, one small marginal chip

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 5 Dec 1991