Auction 24.05.2002

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 24.05.2002

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19TH CENTURY HISTORIC FIGURES]. A collection of autograph material amassed...

19TH CENTURY HISTORIC FIGURES]. A collection of autograph material amassed by Herbert Gunnison (1858-1932), publisher of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle , tipped or laid down in two large albums (each with approximately 480 pages and index). Gunnison was an avid collector who sought to obtain material from

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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

ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848), President . Autograph letter signed ("John Q. Adams") to his brother Thomas Boylston Adams, London, 10 April 1796. 2 pages, 4to, integral blank , very fine. AN EARLY ADAMS LETTER FROM HIS FIRST POLITICAL APPOINTMENT. In 1794, Adams had been appointed Minister to the

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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ADAMS, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed ("John Quincy Adams") as U.S...

ADAMS, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed ("John Quincy Adams") as U.S. Minister to Russia, to Andre de Daschkoff, Boston, 14 July 1809. 1¼ pages, 4to, left margin reinforced , otherwise fine, in French. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND RUSSIA. A courteous letter written to the recently appointed minister

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. CLINTON, Henry (1730-1795), British General . Letter...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. CLINTON, Henry (1730-1795), British General . Letter signed ("H Clinton") to Colonel Alured Clarke (1745-1832), New York, 6 January 1782. 2½ pages, folio, recipient's docket , in very fine condition. PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER YORKTOWN: PROTECTING THE LOYALISTS AND GUARDING

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. HEATH, William (1737-1814), General, Continental Army...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. HEATH, William (1737-1814), General, Continental Army . Two autograph letters signed ("W Heath MG") to Colonel [Edward] Wigglesworth, Roxbury and Boston, 22 February and 27 March 1777. Together 2 pages, folio, one with integral address leaf . MARCHING TO TICONDEROGA. Writing as

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. HOPKINSON, Francis (1737-1791), Signer, New Jersey...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. HOPKINSON, Francis (1737-1791), Signer, New Jersey . Partly printed document signed ("Fr.Hopkinson"), a Continental Loan Office bill of exchange, Pennsylvania issue, the 2nd bill from a sheet of four, #225, in the amount of "Six Hundred Dollars, in Three Thousand Livres

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. [MONTGOMERY, Richard (1738-1775), General...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. [MONTGOMERY, Richard (1738-1775), General, Continental Army ]. KEPPEL, George, Third Earl of Albemarle (1724-1772). British General . Manuscript document signed ("Albemarle"), "Martinique, On Board His Majesty's Ship the Ramus," 6 May 1762. 1 page, oblong folio (9¾ x 13 3/8

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. PREBLE, Jedidiah (1707-1784). Brigadier General...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. PREBLE, Jedidiah (1707-1784). Brigadier General . Four autograph letters signed ("Jedidiah Preble") to John Waite, Boston, June 1777 - 17 August 1778. Together 5½ pp., folio and 4to . A FRANK COMMENTARY ON THE COURSE OF THE WAR. An excellent group of letters in which Preble

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. WAYNE, Anthony ("Mad Anthony"), (1745-1796), General...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. WAYNE, Anthony ("Mad Anthony"), (1745-1796), General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Ant y. Wayne") to Captain Hughs "Comm g the Cavalry," Savannah, [GA], 6 August 1782. 1½ pages, 4to, fine. WAYNE DIRECTS MILITARY OPERATIONS IN SAVANNAH LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER THE

Lot #: 9

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. A group of 13 Autograph letters signed and 1 document...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. A group of 13 Autograph letters signed and 1 document signed of Christopher P. Yates (Captain, 2 n d New York Regiment, Continental Line), and Abraham Yates (1724-1796, New York State Senator) primarily written during the critical Fall of 1777 with references to the Saratoga

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL GENERALS]. CLINTON, James (1733-1812...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL GENERALS]. CLINTON, James (1733-1812). Draft autograph letter signed ("James Clinton") to Captain Carlile, n.p., June 1781. 3 pages, 4to . FORAY ON THE NEW YORK FRONTIER. An important copy of orders issued by Clinton directing a raid into Tory-held territory north of

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL GENERALS]. SULLIVAN, John (1740-1795...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL GENERALS]. SULLIVAN, John (1740-1795). Autograph letter signed ("Jno Sullivan") to the General Assembly of New Hampshire, Winter Hill, MA, 26 January 1776. 1 page, folio, upper 1 3/16 inches separated, backed . A RARE AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF JOHN SULLIVAN, DATED 1776. An

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION SARATOGA CONVENTION ARMY]. A collection of 17...

AMERICAN REVOLUTION SARATOGA CONVENTION ARMY]. A collection of 17 manuscript documents and 1 autograph letter signed, all pertaining to General Burgoyne's Army surrendered at Saratoga. Under the terms of the surrender, or convention as Burgoyne requested that it be called, the 4,991 prisoners were

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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ARTISTS AMERICAN & ENGLISH]. A group of thirty items including ALS and DS...

ARTISTS AMERICAN & ENGLISH]. A group of thirty items including ALS and DS representing various American and British artists from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Includes: WEST, Benjamin. 2 ALsS, 20 June 1816 and 4 August 1815. Together 2½ pp., 4to . Re: a recommendation of John Hill and a meeting

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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BELL, Alexander Graham (1847-1922), Inventor . A small collection of...

BELL, Alexander Graham (1847-1922), Inventor . A small collection of manuscripts and artifacts of this seminal American inventor, including: Autograph manuscript signed ("Graham Bell"), a notebook entitled "Things to Remember," c. 1904-06. 73 pp., mostly in pencil, brown leather, gilt edges . A

Lot #: 15

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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BUCHANAN, James (1791-1868), President . Autograph letter signed ("James...

BUCHANAN, James (1791-1868), President . Autograph letter signed ("James Buchanan") to an unidentified recipient, Washington, 8 November 1847. 1½ pages, 4to, browning, owner's stamp on verso, otherwise fine. BACHELOR BUCHANAN PROFESSES A LOVE FOR WOMEN: "I HAVE FOUND THAT WOMAN IS BETTER, FAR

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$5,500

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN]. Autograph letter signed of an...

CIVIL WAR FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN]. Autograph letter signed of an unidentified Confederate soldier ("Ellis") of the 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Manassas Junction, 24 July 1861. 4 pages, 4to plus a half sheet written across, blue stationery, some browning on page 4, otherwise fine. AN

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR]. FRÉMONT, John C. (1813-1880), General, Union Army . Autograph...

CIVIL WAR]. FRÉMONT, John C. (1813-1880), General, Union Army . Autograph letter signed ("J.C. Frémont") to William Fessenden, Bear Valley, [CA], 4 May 1860. 1¾ pages, 4to, integral blank . "THE SELFISHNESS OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS". Four years after his failure to win the White House as the first

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR]. LEE, Robert E. (1807-1870). General, Confederate States of...

CIVIL WAR]. LEE, Robert E. (1807-1870). General, Confederate States of America . Vannerson & Jones, Photographers . Oval photograph signed ("R E Lee"), Richmond, VA, n.d. Albumen photograph, oval, 7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches, affixed to original card mount, two thin lines of gilt encircling the image

Lot #: 22

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR]. MALLORY, Stephen R. (1813-1873), Confederate Secretary of the...

CIVIL WAR]. MALLORY, Stephen R. (1813-1873), Confederate Secretary of the Navy . Letter signed ("S R Mallory") as Confederate Secretary of the Navy, to Jonathan Taylor Wood, Richmond, 23 July 1864. 3½ pages, 4to, Confederate States of America Navy Department lined blue stationery, minor fraying

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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BATTLE OF THE THAMES]. HOLEMAN, J.H. Autograph letter signed to Humphrey...

BATTLE OF THE THAMES]. HOLEMAN, J.H. Autograph letter signed to Humphrey Marshall, an account of William Henry Harrison at the Battle of the Thames, Owen County [KY], 25 September 1840. 5 pages, 4to, damaged integral address leaf, small tear on page 5, minor browning . HARRISON AT THE BATTLE OF THE

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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

FILLMORE, Millard (1800-1874), President . Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore"), to Humphrey Marshall, Buffalo, NY, 17 September 1845. 2 pages, 4to, integral blank, two small holes along fold affect a few letters of text, minor split at horizontal fold , otherwise fine. THE FUTURE PRESIDENT

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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MEXICAN WAR]. Thirteen letters and documents relating to Humphrey...

MEXICAN WAR]. Thirteen letters and documents relating to Humphrey Marshall's participation in the Mexican War as Colonel of the 1st Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry and the Battle of Buena Vista. The collection includes: MARSHALL, Humphrey. Autograph manuscript signed, his report of the Battle of Buena

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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BUCKNER, Simon Bolivar (1823-1914), General, Confederate States of America...

BUCKNER, Simon Bolivar (1823-1914), General, Confederate States of America . Autograph letter signed ("S.B.Buckner") to Humphrey Marshall, Abingdon, VA, 25 March 1864. 1½ pages, folio, integral blank, upper and lower edges worn with minor loss, upper 1/8 of page 1 soiled, integral leaf with ink

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 24 May 2002

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MARSHALL, Humphrey. Autograph manuscript, a diary account of a Confederate...

MARSHALL, Humphrey. Autograph manuscript, a diary account of a Confederate Congressman during the last year of the war including the flight from Richmond, 2 April to 22 September 1865. 57 pages, 12mo, in ink and pencil, leather bound, damage to back cover . "HAD NO SORT OF WARNING FROM ANY

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR]. SHERMAN, William Tecumseh, Major General. Autograph letter...

CIVIL WAR]. SHERMAN, William Tecumseh, Major General. Autograph letter signed ("W. T. Sherman Maj. Gen. Commanding"), TO GENERAL E.O.C. ORD, Jackson [Mississippi], 18 July 1863. 1 page, 4to, integral blank, browned, two strong horizontal creases, small nick at left-hand edge. IN THE WAKE OF VICTORY

Lot #: 31

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR RECONSTRUCTION]. SHERMAN, William Tecumseh. Eight autograph...

CIVIL WAR RECONSTRUCTION]. SHERMAN, William Tecumseh. Eight autograph letters signed ("W.T. Sherman"), TO MAJOR GENERAL E.O.C. ORD, Headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo., (one with ink heading, Lancaster Ohio), 9 July 1865 to 16 March 1867, one n.d.. Together 23 pages, 8vo

Lot #: 32

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR SOUTH CAROLINA ACT OF SECESSION]. The State of South Carolina. At...

CIVIL WAR SOUTH CAROLINA ACT OF SECESSION]. The State of South Carolina. At a Convention of the People of the State...begun and held at Columbia [17-20 December 1860]...An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and the other States...under the compact entitled 'The

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$14,000 - US$18,000

Date: 24 May 2002

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CIVIL WAR FORT SUMTER]. TOWNSEND, Edward (1817-1893), Assistant Adjutant...

CIVIL WAR FORT SUMTER]. TOWNSEND, Edward (1817-1893), Assistant Adjutant General . Two partly printed documents signed ("E D Townsend"), an announcement and invitation to the Governor of Missouri, Thomas C. Fletcher (1827-1899), to attend the flag-raising ceremony at Fort Sumter, "War Department

Lot #: 34

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

Date: 24 May 2002

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DAVIS, Jefferson (1808-1889), President, Confederate States of America...

DAVIS, Jefferson (1808-1889), President, Confederate States of America . Autograph letter signed ("Jeffer:Davis") as Confederate President, to Beverley Tucker, Richmond, 15 September 1861. 1 page, 8vo, integral blank, envelope, minor browning along folds, otherwise fine. DAVIS RESPONDS TO TUCKER'S

Lot #: 35

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

Date: 24 May 2002