Auction 25.04.1995

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 25.04.1995

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ADAMS, JOHN, President . Autograph document signed ("John Adams President...

ADAMS, JOHN, President . Autograph document signed ("John Adams President of the Senate of the United States") as Vice-President, Philadelphia, 26 December, 1792. 1 page, folio, 325 x 195mm. (13 x 8 in.), integral blank, tipped to a larger sheet . Fine. Vice-President Adams acknowledges the receipt

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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ADAMS, JOHN, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") to his...

ADAMS, JOHN, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") to his grandson "Master George Washington Adams" at The Atkinson Academy; Quincy, Massachusetts, 3 February 1812. 1 3/4 pages, 8vo, 195 x 120mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.), two clean tears along two folds, discreetly repaired from verso (not

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President . Autograph letter signed ("J.Q. Adams") as...

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President . Autograph letter signed ("J.Q. Adams") as Representative for Massachusetts, to Richard Rush, former Secretary of Treasury under Adams, Washington, D.C., 17 April 1831. 2 pages, 4to, 250 x 200mm. (10 x 8 in.), slight foxing at left margin , otherwise in fine condition

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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AMERICAN POPULAR SONGS]. OLCOTT, CHAUNCEY. Autograph manuscript signed of...

AMERICAN POPULAR SONGS]. OLCOTT, CHAUNCEY. Autograph manuscript signed of "My Wild Irish Rose" ("My Wild Irish Rose, The sweetest flower that grows..."), n.d., 2 pages, 4to, boldly written on blue stationery, two eight-line stanzas plus refrain, first published in 1899 with words and music by Olcott

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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AMERICANA]. HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY, President . Document signed, n.p...

AMERICANA]. HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY, President . Document signed, n.p., n.d. [c.1813?], 1 page, oblong 8vo, slight discoloration, "The quarter Master will [give] the Commander in Cheefs servants and soldiers one quart of Extra Whiskey..." PENN, JOHN, Governor and JOHN MORTON, Signer, Pennsylvania

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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CARNEGIE, ANDREW, financier, philanthropist. Autograph and typed manuscript...

CARNEGIE, ANDREW, financier, philanthropist. Autograph and typed manuscript signed of an essay "Genius Illustrated From Burns," written for the Liber Scriptorum of the Authors Club, dated at end New York, January 1892. 22 pages, 4to, pages 1 & 2 and page 22 entirely handwritten, pages 3-21 typed on

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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CIVIL WAR]. RANDALL, JAMES J. Autograph manuscript signed of the popular...

CIVIL WAR]. RANDALL, JAMES J. Autograph manuscript signed of the popular Civil War ballad "My Maryland!" ("Maryland, My Maryland!"), n.p. [written in April 1861], this manuscript dated November 1893. 5 pages, 8vo, in ink on rectos only of five sheets of glazed paper, 9 stanzas of 8 lines. An

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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CIVIL WAR.] STEDMAN, EDMUND CLARENCE. Autograph manuscript signed of the...

CIVIL WAR.] STEDMAN, EDMUND CLARENCE. Autograph manuscript signed of the poem "Abraham Lincoln Assassinated Good Friday 1865," n.d., ("Written on Saturday April 15, 1865 (under the grief and wild feeling of that day)"), 1 page, 8vo, 14 lines, neatly inlaid ; Autograph manuscript signed of the poem

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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EMMETT, DANIEL DECATUR. Autograph manuscript signed of "Dixie's Land" ("I...

EMMETT, DANIEL DECATUR. Autograph manuscript signed of "Dixie's Land" ("I wish I was in the land of cotton..."), n.d. [1870?]. 2 pages, folio, written on printed music staff paper, mounted on card for display, very slightly faded. The sheet is boldly titled at the head: "Dixie's Land. Composed by

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$6,500 - US$8,500

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore...

FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") as President, to "Haven," his former law partner, Washington, D.C., 4 April 1851. 3 pages, 4to, second leaf neatly inlaid, page 3 a trifle faded. FILLMORE DEFENDS FREE SPEECH A lengthy letter, written less than a year after

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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GRANT, ULYSSES S., President . Autograph letter signed ("U.S. Grant Lt...

GRANT, ULYSSES S., President . Autograph letter signed ("U.S. Grant Lt. Gen") as Commander of the Union Army, TO SECRETARY OF WAR EDWIN M. STANTON, City Point, Virginia, 24 February 1865. 1 page, 4to, on printed stationery of "Head Quarters Armies of the United States," very faint mat burn from old

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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GRANT, ULYSSES S., President Autograph letter signed ("U.S. Grant") as...

GRANT, ULYSSES S., President Autograph letter signed ("U.S. Grant") as President, to former Secretary of Navy Adolph E. Borie, Long Branch, New Jersey, 3 July 1873, 2 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on a four page sheet of Grant's personal stationery , in good condition. [ With :] Autograph free frank

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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GRANT, ULYSSES S., President. Autograph letter signed ("U.S. Grant") as...

GRANT, ULYSSES S., President. Autograph letter signed ("U.S. Grant") as President, to former Secretary of the Navy Adolph E. Borie, Washington, D.C., 26 January 1876. 1 1/4 pages, 8vo, on lined Executive Mansion stationery, the top third of the letter cleanly separated (not affecting text), two

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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HARDING, WARREN G., President. Typed letter signed ("Warren G Harding") as...

HARDING, WARREN G., President. Typed letter signed ("Warren G Harding") as President, to Richard Washburn Child, Ambassador to Rome, Washington, D.C., 8 February 1922. 2 3/4 pages, 4to, White House stationery, small rust stain, a blue penciled "F" in one corner. RADIO COMES TO THE WHITE HOUSE An

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY, President . Autograph letter signed ("Willm Henry...

HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY, President . Autograph letter signed ("Willm Henry Harrison") as Governor of Indiana Territory, to Mr. James Duane, Esq., Cincinnati, 9 July 1807. 1 page, 4to, 223 x 190mm. (8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.), integral address leaf slightly trimmed and tipped to blank verso of letter

Lot #: 15

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph manuscript of Chapter 27 of his Life of...

IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph manuscript of Chapter 27 of his Life of Washington , with numerous deletions, emendations and revisions, n.d. [published 1855-59]. 11 pages, 8vo and narrow folio, written on rectos only of 11 leaves of paper (two revisions made on versos), the leaves neatly attached at

Lot #: 16

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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JACKSON, ANDREW, President . Autograph letter signed ("Andrew Jackson") as...

JACKSON, ANDREW, President . Autograph letter signed ("Andrew Jackson") as President, TO SECRETARY OF TREASURY SAMUEL J. INGHAM, [Washington, D.C.], 11 December 1829. 1 page, folio, 300 x 190mm. (12 x 7 1/2 in.), with integral address leaf in Jackon's hand, black wax circular seal at right margin

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS, President. Autograph manuscript of a British statute of...

JEFFERSON, THOMAS, President. Autograph manuscript of a British statute of 1732 relating to the colonies, entitled "An act for the more easy recovery of debts in his majesty's plantations and colonies in America...," n.p., n.d., [1760s or 1770s?]. 2 pages, 4to, 233 x 190mm. (9 x 7 1/2 in.), integral

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President . Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as...

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President . Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, TO ADMIRAL JOHN ADOLPHUS DAHLGREN, Washington, D.C., 9 January 1864. 1 page, 8vo, integral blank, on Executive Mansion stationery, faint mat-burn, two minor fold tears. THE PRESIDENT RECOMMENDS A NAVAL INVENTOR TO THE

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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MADISON, JAMES, President . Letter signed ("James Madison") as Virginia...

MADISON, JAMES, President . Letter signed ("James Madison") as Virginia delegate in Congress, probably TO GOVERNOR THOMAS NELSON, also signed by THEODORIC BLAND, JOSEPH JONES and EDMUND RANDOLPH, Philadelphia 7 August 1781. 2 pages, folio, 325 x 200mm. (12 3/4 x 8 in.), light, even browning, tipped

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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PRESIDENTS]. COOLIDGE, CALVIN. Typed letter signed as President, to...

PRESIDENTS]. COOLIDGE, CALVIN. Typed letter signed as President, to Ambassador Richard Washburn Child, Washington, D.C., 13 August 1923, 1 page, 4to, integral blank, White House mourning stationery (President Harding died 2 August 1923), requesting that Washburn remain in his post, "I ask that you

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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PRESIDENTS]. HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. Autograph letter signed as President, to...

PRESIDENTS]. HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. Autograph letter signed as President, to the Honorable George Eyster, Washington, D.C., 9 July 1879, 1 page, 8vo, Executive Mansion stationery , regarding appointments, "The representation to me was that new app[ointmen]ts were to be made..." -- GARFIELD, JAMES

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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PRESIDENTS]. MONROE, JAMES. Autograph letter signed as President, to an...

PRESIDENTS]. MONROE, JAMES. Autograph letter signed as President, to an unidentified recipient, Washington, D.C., 4 JULY 1823, 2 1/2 pages, 4to, two small, partial separation at one fold (not affecting text), a fine letter written the same year as the Monroe Doctrine (substantially formulated by

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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PRESIDENTS]. POLK, JAMES KNOX. Autograph letter signed as President, to...

PRESIDENTS]. POLK, JAMES KNOX. Autograph letter signed as President, to P.R. Kendall, [Washington, D.C.], 1 April 1845, 1 page, 4to, integral blank, requesting Mr. Kendall forward a report concerning a court case to determine whether "there be any mitigating circumstances... which recommends the

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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PRESIDENTS]. Photograph clipped from a newspaper, signed by three...

PRESIDENTS]. Photograph clipped from a newspaper, signed by three Presidents: HARRY S. TRUMAN, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER AND JOHN F. KENNEDY, n.p., n.d. [dated by Truman 11 December 1961], 126 x 180mm. (5 x 7 in.), mounted on board , a joint portrait showing Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy sitting in 3/4

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO, President . Typed letter signed ("Franklin D...

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO, President . Typed letter signed ("Franklin D Roosevelt") as Governor of New York, to Ray Barkman, Albany, 10 May 1932. 1 page, 4to, Executive Chamber stationery, marked "Personal" by FDR at top. FDR'S HOROSCOPE An unusual letter in which FDR obligingly discusses his

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President . Autograph manuscript signed ("Theodore...

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President . Autograph manuscript signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") of Western hunting narrative, "A Shot at a Bull Elk," written for the Liber Scriptorum of the Authors Club, n.d. [published 1893]. 10 pages, 4to, in ink on rectos and versos, each leaf neatly inlaid to a larger

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President . Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt...

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President . Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") as President, TO SECRETARY OF WAR WILLIAM H. TAFT, with a lengthy hand-written postscript, Washington, D.C., 31 May 1905. 1 page, 4to, on White House stationery, small piece at blank corner torn away . TEDDY RAGES THAT

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President . Autograph manuscript signed ("Theodore...

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President . Autograph manuscript signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") of his introduction to "The Book of the Homeless," edited by Edith Wharton, Oyster Bay, New York, 1 October 1915. 2 pages, 4to, written on the rectos of two sheets of personal stationery, titled at head . "THE PART

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,500

Date: 25 Apr 1995

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SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph manuscript signed of the national hymn...

SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph manuscript signed of the national hymn "America" ("My country 'tis of thee Sweet land of liberty Of thee I sing..."), 1877 [first published 1831]. 1 page, 4to, 28 lines in 4 stanzas, some age-toning, matted and glazed in a gilt-wood frame. An attractive fair copy of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 25 Apr 1995