Auction 19.05.2000

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 19.05.2000

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ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President. Autograph note signed ("John Adams") TO...

ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President. Autograph note signed ("John Adams") TO GENERAL BENJAMIN LINCOLN (1733-1810), Quincy, 30 October 1794. 1 page, 4to, enclosed in custom velvet mat with plaques and image of Adams, fine. With brief note on provenance, indicating that it "was received from Josiah

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$5,500 - US$7,500

Date: 19 May 2000

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ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848), President. Letter signed ("John Quincy...

ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848), President. Letter signed ("John Quincy Adams") as Secretary of State TO PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON at Montpelier; Washington, 21 June 1820. 1 page, 4to, docketed on verso, several very minor stains, otherwise in fine condition. MADISON, CORRECTING THE JOURNALS OF THE

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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ALLEN, Ira (1751-1814). Partly printed document accomplished and signed...

ALLEN, Ira (1751-1814). Partly printed document accomplished and signed ("Ira Allen," in two places), countersigned by SAMUEL CHASE and Jonathan Knickerbocker, Colchester, Vermont, 10 April 1788. 1 page, folio, partial fold separations, upper portion of printed form accomplished by Allen, containing

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FLOWER FAMILY PAPERS.] An extensive archive relating...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FLOWER FAMILY PAPERS.] An extensive archive relating to the military service, personal and business affairs of Samuel Flower of West Springfield, Mass., and several generations of his descendants, INCLUDING SIGNIFICANT SOLDIERS' LETTERS RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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AMHERST, Jeffery (1717-1797), General, British Army. Document signed...

AMHERST, Jeffery (1717-1797), General, British Army. Document signed ("Amherst"), Office of Ordnance, [London], 1 November 1776. 1 page, folio, integral blank, small chip at lower left-hand corner, docketed "proportion for issuing Ball cartridges for service of Hessian Troops going to America

Lot #: 9

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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BOSTON MASSACRE]. WARREN, Joseph (1741-1775). Letter signed ("Joseph...

BOSTON MASSACRE]. WARREN, Joseph (1741-1775). Letter signed ("Joseph Warren"), also signed by Justice Samuel Pemberton ("Sam. Pemberon") and James Bowdoin ("James Bowdoin"), TO GEORGE GRENVILLE (1712-1770), Boston, New England, 23 March 1770. 2½ pages, folio, marked "Duplicate" at end, docketed

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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BURGOYNE, John (1722-1792), Major General. Autograph letter signed ("J...

BURGOYNE, John (1722-1792), Major General. Autograph letter signed ("J. Burgoyne") to Continental Major General William Heath (1737-1814), Cambridge, 9 March 1778. 2½ pages, 4to, page 4 with autograph address panel, docketed on verso: "From Genl. Burgoyne relative to his dispatches and a number of

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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CIVIL WAR, CONFEDERATE SHEET MUSIC]. A fine bound collection of 14 issues...

CIVIL WAR, CONFEDERATE SHEET MUSIC]. A fine bound collection of 14 issues of patriotic sheet music printed in the Confederacy, including one inscribed by its author, printed in various places including Richmond, Augusta, New Orleans and Macon, 1861-1864. 4to, 315 x 240mm. and smaller, together 14

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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CIVIL WAR]. EARLY, Jubal Anderson, Major General, C.S.A. Cabinet photograph...

CIVIL WAR]. EARLY, Jubal Anderson, Major General, C.S.A. Cabinet photograph signed ("J.A. Early"), 165 x 116mm., including gilt-edged mount . Good war-date image of Early in Confederate coat and overcoat, signed beneath image. See E.J. Warner, Generals in Gray , p.79. -- EARLY. Cabinet photograph

Lot #: 15

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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CLEVELAND, Grover (1837-1908), President . Autograph manuscript signed...

CLEVELAND, Grover (1837-1908), President . Autograph manuscript signed ("Grover Cleveland"), an address on education, apparently a draft, with numerous emendations and corrections by Cleveland, containing approximately 2,780 words, no place, no date. 9¼ pages, folio, neatly written in ink on rectos

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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COLT, Samuel (1814-1862), American industrialist, arms manufacturer...

COLT, Samuel (1814-1862), American industrialist, arms manufacturer . Autograph letter signed ("Saml.Colt") to Hon. Lucien Cameron, with postscript signed with initials ("S.C."), Hartford, Conn., 9 December 1861. 1 full page, 4to, integral blank, endorsement on verso. Fine. AN UNCOMMON WAR-DATE

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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CONSTITUTION, SIGNERS]. An excellent collection of 39 letters and documents...

CONSTITUTION, SIGNERS]. An excellent collection of 39 letters and documents of 38 of the Signers of the Constitution (omitting only George Washington); notable for a good proportion of ALS and LS, the set assembled by the late Ralph G. Newman in the 1960s, including good examples of such rarities as

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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CONSTITUTION, FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT]. SEWARD, William H. (1801-1872...

CONSTITUTION, FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT]. SEWARD, William H. (1801-1872), Secretary of State . Partly printed document signed ("William H. Seward"), [Washington, D.C.], 16 June 1866. 4to, 2 pages, comprising Seward's certification of the true copy which follows, bound with original purple silk ribbon

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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COOLIDGE, Calvin (1872-1933), President . Autograph letter signed ("Calvin...

COOLIDGE, Calvin (1872-1933), President . Autograph letter signed ("Calvin Coolidge") AS PRESIDENT, to his Amherst College classmate Herbert L. Pratt, Washington, D.C., 19 March 1924. 1 full page, 4to, on pale green "The White House Washington" stationery. Very fine condition. PRESIDENT COOLIDGE TO

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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DAVIS, Jefferson (1808-1889), President, C.S.A. Letter signed...

DAVIS, Jefferson (1808-1889), President, C.S.A. Letter signed ("JeffersDavis") as Secretary of War, to Hon. J.A. Quitman, Chairman of the House Committee of Military Affairs; War Department, Washington, D.C., 21 April 1856. 11 full pages, 4to, integral blank . In very fine condition. THE COST OF

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, SIGNERS] Michael, William. The Declaration of...

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, SIGNERS] Michael, William. The Declaration of Independence. Illustrated Story...With the Biographies and Portraits of the Signers... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904. Folio (378 x 275 mm.), A VERY ELABORATE PRESENTATION BINDING BY RIVIERE & SON, spine dated

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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FARRAGUT, David Glasgow (1801-1870), Admiral, U.S.N. Autograph letter...

FARRAGUT, David Glasgow (1801-1870), Admiral, U.S.N. Autograph letter signed ("D. G. Farragut" with flourish) to Major James E. Montgomery, "U.S. Flag Ship Hartford," Mobile Bay, 27 November 1864. 3 pages, on lined U.S. Flag Ship stationery, docketed on verso, slight staining on page 1, otherwise

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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FILLMORE, Millard (1800-1874), President. Autograph letter signed ("Millard...

FILLMORE, Millard (1800-1874), President. Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") as President, TO SECRETARY OF STATE [DANIEL WEBSTER], n.p., 4 May 1851. 21/3 pages, 8vo, small tear at one fold, otherwise fine. RAILROAD-BUILDING IN MEXICO: "I REGRET EXTREMELY THAT THE WORK HAS BEEN COMMENCED

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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FORD, Gerald (1913- ), President. Typed letter signed ("Gerry Ford") as...

FORD, Gerald (1913- ), President. Typed letter signed ("Gerry Ford") as President to Albert H. Quie, Washington, D.C., 19 September 1974. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, signature slightly pale, otherwise in excellent condition. Enclosed in velvet mat. PRESIDENT FORD ON NIXON'S PARDON: "IT WAS

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790), Signer (Pennsylvania). Autograph letter...

FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790), Signer (Pennsylvania). Autograph letter signed ("B Franklin"), last page only, TO THE COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE IN MASSACHUSETTS (SAMUEL ADAMS, THOMAS CUSHING AND JAMES OTIS), London, 15 May 1771. 1 page, narrow folio, neat repairs to folds from verso, but otherwise

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Autograph letter signed ("B Franklin" with flourish) to...

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Autograph letter signed ("B Franklin" with flourish) to Sir Bart Grey Cooper (1765-1783), n.p., n.d. 1 page, 4to, neatly tipped to a larger sheet, with early note "John Brand 1802 Sold at the sale of Sir Grey Cooper's Books...The recipe on the Back of the next Leaf is all in the

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Autograph note signed ("B Franklin Presidnt." with...

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Autograph note signed ("B Franklin Presidnt." with large flourish) as President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 4 November 1786. 1 page, oblong (229 x 167 mm.) part of a larger sheet, eight-line legal text on verso, with a fine, bold signature. AN

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Manuscript document signed ("B. Franklin Presid nt...

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Manuscript document signed ("B. Franklin Presid nt," with flourish) as President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 29 September 1788. 2 pages, small folio. FRANKLIN APPROVES A PETITION IN A CASE OF BANKRUPTCY. A particularly attractive calligraphic

Lot #: 34

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS]. [ZENGER, John Peter (1697-1746), Printer ]. The...

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS]. [ZENGER, John Peter (1697-1746), Printer ]. The New-York Weekly Journal. Containing the freshest Advices, Foreign, and Domestick . Munday [ sic ] March 11, 1733. New York: John Peter Zenger 1733. 4to, 98 x 90mm. (11¾ x 7½ in.), 4 pages, headline on page 1, text printed two

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 19 May 2000

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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS]. ZENGER, John Peter (1697-1746). Autograph letter...

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS]. ZENGER, John Peter (1697-1746). Autograph letter signed ("Jno.Peter Zenger," with large flourish on the "J" and "P"), to New York attorney James Alexander (1691-1756), n.p. [New York?], 6 May 1737. 1 page, oblong 8vo, 138 x 190 mm., irregular vertaical band of staining, small

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 19 May 2000

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FRENCH & INDIAN WAR]. ABERCROMBY, James (1706-1781), General, British Army...

FRENCH & INDIAN WAR]. ABERCROMBY, James (1706-1781), General, British Army . Letter signed ("James Abercromby") as British Commander-in-Chief in America, to Peter Schuyler in Montreal; "Camp at Lake George" [Fort William Henry?], 12 August 1758. 2½ pages, folio . Fine. Rare. A very interesting

Lot #: 37

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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FRENCH & INDIAN WAR]. JOHNSON, William (1715-1774), Superintendent of...

FRENCH & INDIAN WAR]. JOHNSON, William (1715-1774), Superintendent of Indian Affairs . Autograph letter signed ("Wm Johnson") to Lt. Col. Jacob Glen in Albany, Fort Johnson [near Johnstown, N.Y.], 2 April 1759. 1 page, folio, integral autograph address panel, neat repairs to folds . PREPARATIONS FOR

Lot #: 38

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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GALLOWAY, Joseph (1731-1803), Tory . Letter signed ("Jos. Galloway...

GALLOWAY, Joseph (1731-1803), Tory . Letter signed ("Jos. Galloway") countersigned by Samuel Rhoades, as members of the Pennsylvania Committee of Correspondence, "TO THE COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA," Philadelphia, 1 July 1774. 4 pages, small 4to, second leaf neatly inlaid

Lot #: 39

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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GATES, Horatio (1728-1806), Major General, Continental Army . Autograph...

GATES, Horatio (1728-1806), Major General, Continental Army . Autograph document signed ("Horatio Gates"), comprising "Instructions to Col. [Edward] Wigglesworth, going on board the Fleet of the United States on Lake Champlain." Hd. Quarters at Ticonderoga, 6 September 1776. 1 page, folio, endorsed

Lot #: 40

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

Date: 19 May 2000

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GATES, Horatio. Autograph letter signed ("Horatio Gates") to Governor...

GATES, Horatio. Autograph letter signed ("Horatio Gates") to Governor George Clinton (1739-1812), Albany, 2 November 1777. 4 pages, folio, 315 x 213 mm. (12½ x 83/8in.), recipient's docket. Fine condition. THE VICTOR OF SARATOGA RECOMMENDS STRATEGY FOR THE CONTINENTAL ARMY An important, very lengthy

Lot #: 41

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

Date: 19 May 2000