Sale 403: Americana with Manuscript Material; Travel & Exploration; Maps; Photographs

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Date of the auction: 14.05.2009

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Letter from an Alaska gold rush prospector

Title: Letter from an Alaska gold rush prospector Author: Robinson, Wm. Place: Skagway, AK Publisher: Date: 1901 Description: 2½ page letter plus ½ page postscript on 1½ sheets. 10x7¾ & 6¾x7¾. Robinson writes to a Mr. Burrell of his travels during the Alaskan gold rush: "I did not go to Nome I

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 May 2009

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Ships log of trips up the Yukon from St. Michael to Dashalenti Island

Title: Ships log of trips up the Yukon from St. Michael to Dashalenti Island Author: ** Place: Alaska Publisher: Date: 1887-1899 Description: 88 manuscript pages with numerous hand-drawn maps. 7¾x5, bound in salmon skin. Navigational log of travel up the Yukon River from St. Michael, AK to perhaps

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by D. Godfrey, written to Philip Francis in India...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by D. Godfrey, written to Philip Francis in India, describing many details of the growing conflict in America Author: Godfrey, D. Place: London Publisher: Date: Feb. 17 to May 21, 1776 Description: 12 pp., on three 4-page quarto sheets, 9x7½. Remarkable letter written

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Robert Spring, to a collector in Britain...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Robert Spring, to a collector in Britain, offering him autographs of George Washington and others Author: Spring, Robert Place: Baltimore, MD Publisher: Date: Sept. 18, 1863 Description: 34 lines, in ink, on single sheet 7½x4¾, the verso of which is Springs printed

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Alexander J. Ball, to Charles Biddle, regarding...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Alexander J. Ball, to Charles Biddle, regarding his son's release by Tripoli pirates Author: Ball, Alexander John, Sir Place: Malta Publisher: Date: June 25, 1805 Description: 3 pp., in ink, on 4-page lettersheet. 9½x7¼. Sir Alexander John Ball (1756?-1809), a

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Joseph Banks, to John Vaughan, a lawyer in...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Joseph Banks, to John Vaughan, a lawyer in Philadelphia Author: Banks, Joseph Place: London Publisher: Date: May 3, 1792 Description: 2 pp., on 4-page lettersheet folded to form an envelope, addressed & docketed on p.4. 9x7½. Sir Joseph Banks, the eminent English

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by August Belmont, to Senator Arthur Pue Gorman

Title: Autograph Letter signed by August Belmont, to Senator Arthur Pue Gorman Author: Belmont, August Place: New York Publisher: Date: 1884 Description: 6 pp., in ink, on two 4-page lettersheets 7x4½. August Belmont (1813-1890), banker, businessman, diplomat, and a power broker in the Democratic

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Colonial Boston Court Summons

Title: Colonial Boston Court Summons Author: ** Place: Boston Publisher: Date: 1772 Description: Printed court summons, completed by hand. Approx. 4¼x7½. Court summons requiring Nath. Greenwood, Sampson Salter, Robert Ball and Jos. Lasinby to appear before the Superior Court of Judicature at Boston

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Elias Boudinot, to Samuel Bayard

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Elias Boudinot, to Samuel Bayard Author: Boudinot, Elias Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Date: April 22, 1797 Description: 4 pp., in ink, on 4-page conjugate, 13¼x8¼. Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), Revolutionary statesman, member and sometime president of the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Archive of documents from the Utica Mining Company

Title: Archive of documents from the Utica Mining Company Author: ** Place: Angels Camp, CA Publisher: Date: 1880s-90s Description: Approximately 39 items, bill-heads, receipts, etc. Many with woodcuts. Includes receipts for tools, blasting supplies, equipment, etc. Lot Amendments Condition: Very

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 14 May 2009

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Archive of documents from California Insurance Companies

Title: Archive of documents from California Insurance Companies Author: ** Place: San Francisco (mostly) Publisher: Date: 1870s-1900s Description: Over 200 misc. letters and documents. An interesting archive of documents from California insurance companies (or the California offices of nationally

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$400 - US$700

Date: 14 May 2009

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Archive of letters relating to mining activities in Placer County

Title: Archive of letters relating to mining activities in Placer County Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: 1870s-1900s Description: Archive of approximately 70 letters and documents. Various sizes. An interesting archive relating to various mining activities in Placer county

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Ledger book from the Grant Ranch, Tehama County, CA 1883-84

Title: Ledger book from the Grant Ranch, Tehama County, CA 1883-84 Author: Grant Ranch Place: Tehama County, CA Publisher: Date: 1883-84 Description: Approximately 400+ pages in a 612 page ledger. 15¾x10½, original ledger and suede. Accounting ledger with extensive lists of ranch hands, crews

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 14 May 2009

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Letter signed by Champagny, ordering release of three captains of American...

Title: Letter signed by Champagny, ordering release of three captains of American ships, who had been held as prisoners Author: Champagny, Jean-Baptiste de Nompère de, 1st Duc de Cadore Place: Paris Publisher: Date: Feb. 6, 1810 Description: 18 lines, in ink, on 1st page of 4-page lettersheet

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed with initials, regarding the situation in New...

Title: Autograph Letter signed with initials, regarding the situation in New Orleans during occupation by Union forces Author: Beck, S.S. Place: New Orleans Publisher: Date: Jan. 3, 1863 Description: 2 pp., in ink, on both sides of a single sheet of lined paper 12¼x7¾. S.S. Beck (the name is gleaned

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Will Simms, describing the surrender of Robert...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Will Simms, describing the surrender of Robert E. Lee Author: Simms, Will T. Place: Burkes Station, Virginia Publisher: Date: April 13th, 1865 Description: 3 pp., in blue ink, on 3 pages of a 4-page lettersheet with Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac, printed at

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Henry Clay, to Secretary of the Treasury William...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Henry Clay, to Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith, regarding a vacancy in the Treasury Department Author: Clay, Henry Place: Washington Publisher: Date: 12th January 1850 Description: 21 lines, in ink, on p.1 of a 4-page lettersheet of blue lined paper

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 May 2009

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Manuscript "Civil List of Congress" listing names and salaries of...

Title: Manuscript "Civil List of Congress" listing names and salaries of secretaries, treasurers ministers, etc. Author: ** Place: [Philadelphia] Publisher: Date: Jan. 22, 1780-Jan. 28, 1782 Description: 2 pp., in ink, on both sides of single sheet Rare manuscript listing of personnel employed by

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 14 May 2009

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Letter signed by H.S. Conway as British secretary of state, regarding the...

Title: Letter signed by H.S. Conway as British secretary of state, regarding the Tripoline ambassador's baggage Author: Conway, Hugh Seymour Place: St. James Publisher: Date: Nov. 12, 1765 Description: 14 lines, in ink, on single sheet 12x7½. Hugh Seymour Conway (1721-1795), once a

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by James Craggs, to a Mr. Dayrolles

Title: Autograph Letter signed by James Craggs, to a Mr. Dayrolles Author: Craggs, James, the younger Place: Whitehall Publisher: Date: August 4th, 1719 Description: 11 lines, in ink, on single sheet of paper 12x7¾. Short letter from James Craggs the younger (1686-1721), British MP and secretary of

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 May 2009

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Letter signed by William H. Crawford as Secretary of the Treasury, with...

Title: Letter signed by William H. Crawford as Secretary of the Treasury, with autograph postscript that is initialed Author: Crawford, William Harris Place: Washington Publisher: Date: April 16, 1831 Description: 7 pp. incl. the postscript, on two 4-page conjugates 12¾x7¾. Important letter from the

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by Lord Drummond, to Elias Boudinot

Title: Autograph Letter signed by Lord Drummond, to Elias Boudinot Author: Drummond, James, Lord Place: New York Publisher: Date: July 23, 1773 Description: 1 p., on 4-page lettersheet folded to form an envelope, addressed to Elias Boudinot, "this town."13x8. James, Lord Drummond, who was to engage

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 May 2009

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Archive of material relating to the life and family of cartoonist Irvin Dugan

Title: Archive of material relating to the life and family of cartoonist Irvin Dugan Author: Dugan, Irvin Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Interesting archive pertaining to the life and family of political cartoonist Irvin Dugan. Most of the material is personal in nature, with

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 14 May 2009

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Dutch Sweeney Mining Company Ledger Book 1914-1915

Title: Dutch Sweeney Mining Company Ledger Book 1914-1915 Author: Place: Quartz, CA Publisher: Date: 1914-15 Description: Approximately 35 pages in a 400 page ledger. 13½x8½, original leather and suede. Typical accounting entries, expenditures, etc., company name stamped on first leaf. Lot

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 14 May 2009

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An Address Delivered before the Literary Societies of Amherst College, on...

Title: An Address Delivered before the Literary Societies of Amherst College, on the Afternoon preceding Commencement, 25th August, 1835 Author: Everett, Edward Place: Amherst, MA Publisher: Date: 1835 Description: [2], 65 pp. Handwritten in ink in a plain paper notebook, 9¾x8, bound together with a

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 May 2009

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Archive on American Indian and Native Arts

Title: Archive on American Indian and Native Arts Author: Feder, Norman Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Collection of documents, slides, photographs, correspondence and other related material from Norman Feder relating to his work on American Indian and Native arts. Contents list

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 14 May 2009

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Autograph Letter signed by John Fothergill, to James Pemberton, with signed...

Title: Autograph Letter signed by John Fothergill, to James Pemberton, with signed notation by General John Burgoyne Author: Fothergill, John Place: London Publisher: Date: April 29, 1776 Description: 3 pp., in ink, on 4-page lettersheet folded to form an envelope. 9x7¼. John Fothergill (1712-1780

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 14 May 2009

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Manuscript Document, signed by Philip Francis, being a power or attorney

Title: Manuscript Document, signed by Philip Francis, being a power or attorney Author: Francis, Sir Philip Place: London Publisher: Date: Feb. 18, 1774 Description: 2 pp., on single sheet, separated from its conjugate on which it is docketed. Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), reputed author of the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 May 2009

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Letter signed by James de Lancey, to Hans Hanson & John Cuyler regarding...

Title: Letter signed by James de Lancey, to Hans Hanson & John Cuyler regarding purchase of supplies Author: De Lancey, James Place: New York Publisher: Date: Aug. 17, 1755 Description: 11 lines, in ink, on single sheet 11¾x8. James De Lancey, Lt. Governor of New York, writes to Hans Hansen (Mayor

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 14 May 2009

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Archive of letters from Southwestern Fruit Merchants

Title: Archive of letters from Southwestern Fruit Merchants Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: circa 1910-1920 Description: Archive of approximately 300 letters, bills, etc. Correspondence from various Southwestern fruit merchants, largely addressed to Geo. F. Johnson of Etiwanda

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 May 2009