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309. [ATOMIC] JERROLD R. ZACHARIAS (1905-1986) American Nuclear Physicist. He participated in the first molecular beam magnetic resonance experiments; he measured nuclear magnetic moments and electric quadrupole moments of various nuclei, including the proton and deuteron; he confirmed the anomalous hyperfine separation in atomic hydrogen; and he developed the first commercial atomic clocks. During World War II, he developed radar systems at MIT and nuclear weapons at Los Alamos. In the years following the war he initiated and led important national defense studies. Large Signature on bottom part of correspondents letter to him............25-35

310. [SCIENCE] PHILLIP M. MORSE (1903-1985) American Physicist. Widely considered to be the father of operations research in the U.S., he organized the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Research Group (ASWORG), later ORG, for the U.S. Navy early in 1942. "That Morse's group was an important factor in winning the war is fairly obvious to everyone who knows anything about the inside of the war," wrote historian John Burchard. Dr. Morse co-authored Methods of Operations Research, the first OR textbook in the U.S., with George Kimball based on the Navy work. His continuing interest in military OR led him to propose the formation of the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group (WSEG) in 1949. The author of numerous books and articles some: Examples of his contributions in physics are the textbooks Quantum Mechanics (with Condon), Methods of Theoretical Physics (with Feshbach), Vibration and Sound. SIGNED/inscribed 3x5 card with sentiment.......25-35

312. [FDR] WALTON BROOKS MCDANIEL (1871-1977) American Educator/Professor. He taught at Harvard University and when he died he was the oldest living graduate of Harvard, at 103, he had graduated in 1893. He was the teacher of such American greats as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who through his efforts changed the rogue into a student of substance. He also taught Thornton Wilder and Poet Ezra Pound. He later taught at the University of Pennsylvania. ALS, 1974, at age of 103, 1p. .....40-60

316. [ATOMIC] KENNETH GREISEN (b.1918) American Physicist. According to relativity, there should be a limit - known as the G.Z.K. limit - after Kenneth Greisen, Georgi Zatsepin and Vadim Kuzmin, three theorists who independently came up with it in 1968 - to the energies of cosmic rays that can hit Earth from distant realms in the cosmos. Greisen also worked during WW2 on the Atomic Bomb at Los Almos. He also was a major witness to the 1st Atomic Bomb Test on Trinity Island in 1945. ALS, 1990, 1p..........30-40

330. Jean MacArthur (1898-2000) was the wife of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur. On a trip to Manila in 1935, she met General MacArthur aboard the S.S. President Hoover. Despite the age difference--she was twenty years younger than he--they married in New York City in 1937. She was with her husband when the Japanese attacked the Philippines and went with him to the island of Corregidor in Manila's harbor. Even when the island was attacked, she refused to leave her husband. Only when President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the MacArthurs to leave did they go to Australia. After her husband's death she helped with the Metropolitan Opera and other charities. President Ronald Reagan awarded her the Medal of Freedom in 1988 and the Philippine government gave her its Legion of Merit in 1993. CLIP SIGNATURE w/sentiment........15-20

331. George Meany (1894-1980) was an American labor leader, who served as President of the American Federation of Labor from 1952 to 1955, and then, following its merger with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the latter year, as president of the united AFL-CIO from 1955 to 1979. TLS, 1974, 1p................25-35

333. P.D. James [BARONESS JAMES of HOLLAND PARK] (b.1920) She is by far one of the most celebrated authors in Great Britain. A hugely successful Mystery Writer. She is the author of sixteen previous books, most of which have been filmed for television. Before her retirement in 1979, she served in the forensics and criminal justice departments of Great Britain's Home Office, and she has been a magistrate and a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. SIGNED card................20-30

339. [CALIF] JOHN CONNESS [1821-1909] Senator Conness was elected to the Senate in 1863 by a combination of Republicans and Union Democrats to replace an anti-war Democrat, Milton S. Latham. President Lincoln must have had confidence in Conness since he endorsed one letter with the comment that Conness, "who writes the above is habitually careful not to say what he does not know." SIGNATURE.........20-30

340. [NY] FERNANDO WOOD [1812-1881] "Fernando Wood was one of the most extraordinary figures, and had one of the strangest careers, of almost anyone of that day and generation," wrote historian George Milton Fort. Despite his political opposition to the Lincoln Administration, Congressman Wood was a frequent visitor to the White House &emdash; too frequent in the view of President Lincoln. SIGNED album page. VG.........25-35

341. [MASS] Daniel W. GOOCH - US Congressman from Mass. According to historian T. Harry Williams, "the most able of the House members of the Committee [on the Conduct of the War] ....benign, grandfatherly face seemed incongruous in that fierce company. A skilled lawyer, he conducted most of the cross-examination of witnesses and acted as the Committee's legal adviser."88 He eventually became chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee in 1863. SIGNATURE..........20-30

360. [BRITISH] Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth (1752 &endash; 1825) was a British diplomatist and politician. Envoy-extraordinary and minister-plenipotentiary at St. Petersburg, a post which he held for nearly twelve years. He was also ambassador to Paris but retired on British declaration of War with France [1803]. ANS, 1820, 1p. Unsure whether he will be part of Coronation of George IV. Seal tear affects nothing.............100-150

362. [US NAVAL] Noble Edward Irwin [1869-1937] Am. Rear Admiral. He was wounded in action 1 May 1898 while in command of Manila - in the Battle of Manila Bay. He was awarded the Navy Cross for meritorious service as Director of Naval Aviation in World War I. Thereafter he was in command of battleship Oklahoma, and Destroyer Squadrons of the Scouting Fleet, and was Chief of the Naval Mission to Brazil (1927-31). CLIP SIGNATURE with rank............25-35

364. [INDIAN WARS] WM. A. GLASSFORD [1856-1931] Colonel US Army; Indian fighter; Arizona Territory pioneer. Heliograph Peak was home to a nineteenth century heliograph station. "During General Nelson Miles' mid-1880's campaign against the Apaches led by Geronimo, a U.S. Signal Corps officer named Colonel William A. Glassford established an innovative signal system. Atop mountain peaks throughout southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, soldiers manned stations using mirrors, or heliographs, to flash messages across great distances. Heliograph Peak, as one of the highest mountains in southeast Arizona, served as one of the peaks in that system. Miles cornered Geronimo in 1886 and had him sent into exile in Florida. As a reward for their efforts, the Apache scouts that had helped defeat Geronimo were sent into exile along with him. Shortly thereafter, the heliograph system was abandoned along with a number of forts used in the Apache campaign." Signed 1919 bank check. Nice clear signature..........100-150


365. [US NAVAL] Frank H. Schofield [1869-1942] was a decorated admiral in the US Navy, where he served with distinction in the Spanish-American War and World War I. During the Spanish-American War, he served on the USS Hawk, participating in the blockade of Cuban ports and in the capture of four enemy ships. After American entry into World War I, he was ordered to London, where he served on the staff of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, European Waters until December 1918. He then assumed duties on the United States Naval Advisory Staff to the Peace Commission in Paris. Awarded the Navy Cross for his World War I and Peace Commission service. SIGNED 1917 BANK CHECK. NICE CLEAR SIGNATURE..............50-75

367. HENRY HALLAM [1777-1859]. English historian. Chief works Europe during the Middle Ages (1818), Constitutional History of England from Henry VII' s Accession to the Death of George II (1827), Introduction to the Literature of Europe (1837-39). ALS, no yr., on mourning stationary. Short in length, ending on backside. 3.5 x 5.25 in. VG...............75-100

370. [LINCOLN] AARON F. PERRY [1815-1893] US Representative from Ohio; declined appointment as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1861 tendered by President Lincoln; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1871, until his resignation in 1872; resumed the practice of his profession and also engaged in literary pursuits; appointed chief counsel for the Government in the Crédit Mobilier case in 1873. CLIP SIGNATURE, mounted..............20-30


371. [LINCOLN] CHAS. H. UPTON [1812-1877] US Representative from Virginia; in 1836 and engaged in agricultural and literary pursuits; presented credentials as a Unionist Member-elect to the Thirty-seventh Congress under an election held on May 23, 1861, and served until February 27, 1862, when the House declared he was not entitled to the seat; appointed by President Lincoln in 1863 United States consul to Switzerland and served from July 9, 1863, until his death in Geneva, Switzerland. CLIP SIGNATURE. Mounting trace stain showing on front............15-20

372. [MUSIC] Georg JACOBI [1840-1906] Violinist, composer, conductor. ALS, 1878, 1p. "Rge music of the Golden Wreath being not published and having no time to spare I beg to excuse me if I can not grant your desire to plat some of my music. I am very much obliged for your kind letter and also pleased to know you like my music." Laid to mounting paper board.........50-75

379. [FRENCH THEATRE] JACQUES DEVAL [1894-1972] well known French playwright. Document Signed, Paris, 1953, contract for play "MADEMOISELE", also signed by director Maurice Jacquelin. Signed on back side. 7 x 9-3/4 in. VG...............150-250

386. Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890) American humorist. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and began work in a printing-office in 1830. He moved to Boston in 1832, and then became an editor with the Boston Daily Post and Boston Saturday Evening Gazette. He then became editor of The Carpet-Bag humor magazine in the 1850s, one of his creations was Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop.SIGNED CARD, 1867..............20-30

388. [CW] Julius Erasmus Hilgard (1825-1891)American engineer. He was born in Zweibrücken, Rhenish Bavaria, went to Illinois in 1835, studied engineering, and was employed in the Coast Survey office. During the War Between the States he served the Union army and navy by the construction of maps and charts and by surveys as well as by tidal and other information. In 1872 he was one of the members of the International Metric Commission at Paris and was made a member of the permanent committee. In 1875 he was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and from 1881 to 1885 superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. CLIP SIGNATURE...............40-60

390. David Paul Brown (1795-1872) American lawyer and orator, whose tragedy, "Sertorius" was a vehicle for the English actor Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852), whose son John Wilkes Booth assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. CLIP SIGNATURE dated 1842. Light spotting........20-30

392. Capel Lofft, the younger (1806-1873), writer on various topics, inherited his father's liberal ideas and principles, and carried them in youth to greater extremes. In his old age he abandoned these theories, which had brought him into the company of some of the leading political agitators of the day. He died in America, where he had a Virginia estate. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE [1835]..................25-35

395. [MISSOURI] Abram COMINGO [1820-1889] US Representative from Missouri; born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky.; delegate to the Missouri State convention in February 1861; appointed provost marshal of the sixth district of Missouri in May 1863; appointed by President Grant in 1876 a member of the commission to arbitrate with the Sioux Indians for the possession of Sioux lands in Dakota bordering on the Black Hills; moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1881. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE. Sl. smudging.......20-30


396. Alex. Melville Bell [1819-1905]. American educator, b. Edinburgh, Scotland. A teacher of elocution, U. of Edinburgh (1843-65), U. Coll., London (1865-70), Queens Coll., Ontario (1870-81). Developed idea of a physiological alphabet which would present visually the articulating position of the vocal organs for each sound. Moved to Washington, D.C. (1881); naturalized (1897). Author of Visible Speech: The Science of Universal Alphabetics (1867). He was the father of Alexander Graham Bell. It is speculated that Alexander Melville Bell was the model for Professor Higgins, the elocutionist who taught Eliza in George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion", which subsequently was used as the basis for the musical and later film: "My Fair Lady". ALS, Wash. DC, May 3, 1892, 1p, 8vo. "My brother & I intended to avail ourselves of your kind invitation, but the death of one of the young members of the family gives us the sad duty of attending his funeral at the time appointed for your Commencement Exercises." Slightly soiled o/w VG.............200-300

398. [SCULPTOR] Felix de Weldon (1907-2003) American sculptor. His most famous piece is the Marine Corps War Memorial of 5 U.S. Marines and 1 Sailor raising the Flag of the United States on Iwo Jima during World War Two. A postcard of the Marine Corps Memorial signed on backside. Fine.........50-75

399. [MORMON] Cyrus E. Dallin (1861-1944) American sculptor who created more than 260 works, including well-known statues of Paul Revere and Native Americans. He also sculpted the angel Moroni atop the Salt Lake City Temple, which has become a symbol for the LDS church, and is generally the pattern for further angel Moroni statues on the spires of subsequent LDS Temples. Dallin, the son of Thomas and Jane (Hamer) Dallin, was born in Springville, Utah, to a family then belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . At age 19, he moved to Boston to study sculpture with T. H. Bartlett. Dallin was not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and turned down the initial offer to sculpt the angel Moroni for the top of the LDS Salt Lake City Temple. Dallin later accepted the job and after finishing the statue said, "My angel Moroni brought me nearer to God than anything I ever did." In Boston, he became a colleague of Augustus St. Gaudens and a close friend of John Singer Sargent. He married Vittoria Colonna Murray in 1891, moved to Arlington, Massachusetts in 1900, where he lived for the rest of his life. Dallin's works include: Boston's Paul Revere statue; busts of the Mormon Church's Founding Fathers, Utah's pioneers, and the angel Moroni atop the Salt Lake City Temple; the well-known Appeal to the Great Spirit outside the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and in Muncie, Indiana; and a number of war memorials, statues of statesmen, generals, and mythic figures. ALS, Arlington Heights, Dec. 10, 1931, 1p, 6 x 8 in. To Mrs. Hayward. He will be away in NY and unable to meet with her but " the near future we could arrange to be either your guest of honor at the Salon of Allied Arts, or possibly at your apartment..." VG.................125-175


421. [FILM] THEODORE BONNET [1908-1983] Am. author best remembered for his 1950 novel"The Mudlark" which was made into a film. ALS, 1949, 1 full page plus closing line & signature on 2nd page. Talks mainly about Hallandia [Sweden] and what it was like during the war....................75-100


429. [US CONGRESS] Album page signed by: JNO. S. CARLILE [1817-1878] US Representative and a Senator from Virginia JNO. HICKMAN [1810-1875] Representative from Pennsylvania; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for the several districts of Tennessee JOHN S. MILLSON [1808-1874] Representative from Virginia J. GLANCY JONES [1811-1878] Representative from Pennsylvania............40-60

433. John Claudius Loudon (1783 - 1843) Scottish botanist. Around 1803, Loudon published an article entitled Observations on Laying out the Public Spaces in London in a literary journal. After traveling through Europe from 1813 to 1814, Loudon began to focus on the improvement of the construction of greenhouses and other agricultural systems. He ultimately developed a design for hinged surfaces that could be adjusted depending on the angle of the Sun. Loudon also developed plans for industrial worker housing and solar heating systems. Loudon established himself as a city planner, decades before Frederick Law Olmsted and others began to work. His vision for the possibility of long term planning for London's green spaces was illustrated within his work, Hints for Breathing Places for Metropolis published in 1829. He envisioned city growth being carefully shaped and circulation influenced by the inclusion of greenbelts. Loudon was instrumental in the adoption of the term landscape architecture by the modern profession. ALS, 1831, 1p, 4to. Mentions plan for Birmingham garden. Top half of letter somewhat soiled with a few fold stains..........................200-300

435. THOMAS MARTIN (1697-1771) English antiquary known as "Honest Tom Brown of Palgrave." Signature and early engraved portrait.............50-75

436. [THEATRE] Daniel Frohman (1851-1940) American theatrical producer and manager and an early film producer. CLIP SIGNATURE........20-30

437. [THEATRE] Wilson Barrett (1846-1904) was an English actor, manager, and playwright. In the 1880s he was, according to Jacob Adler, the most famous actor on the London stage. AQS, 1886. ROYAL PRINCESS THEATRE............................40-60

438. [THEATRE] Neil Burgess (1846-1910) American vaudevillian comedian who specialized in female impersonation of elderly "widdlers." He started his unusual career at age 19 when called on to fill in for an ailing actress in The Quiet Family in Providence, Rhode Island. His greatest success was Widow Bedott in 1879. He also produced and starred as Auntie Abigail Prue in Charles Barnard's play The County Fair in 1889. Burgess was also interested in inventions tied to the stage and backed a turntable device that allowed horses to run at full speed on stage, and another device that simulated the sound of a large crowd. SIGNED CARD, 3-1/8 x 1-1/2 in. He writes "Marriage is riskey business - Country Fair. Dated April 15, 1902. Fine..............40-60


439. [LINCOLN ASSOCIATION] WM. BUSH [1763-1840] the eldest son of Christopher and Hannah Bush, built a large 2-story house on his farm located near what is today known as the Tunnel Hill Road, off present Bardstown Road; it still stands, with the Bush family burial ground nearby, where over 70 members of the Bush family are buried. His sister, Sarah, married Thomas Lincoln after the death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. William Bush grew up and worked at various jobs and acquired land like his parents. In 1794 he married Elizabeth Rhodes. Kentucky became a state in 1792, but the legal problems of William Bush began much earlier. Although prosperous, he was frequently entangled in lawsuits. His reputation was guarded and he did not enjoy the respect accorded other members of the Bush family. He didn't hesitate to charge others - and was accused himself of criminal trespass. Little is known of Lincoln's relationship with the Bush family. Lincoln claimed that his family's "removal (to Indiana) was partly on account of slavery, but chiefly on account of the difficulty in land titles in Kentucky." The Knob Creek farm of the Lincolns was located in Kentucky near the Old Cumberland Road leading from Louisville to Nashville, Tenn. Thomas Lincoln was known to be anti-slavery, and as a young boy Abraham probably observed slaves being taken in chains to Southern markets, on the road beside his home. In October of 1798, William Bush filed suit against J. McCreey for uncollected debt after the delivery of four slaves sold to him by Bush. History books have not examined the cantankerous nature of the President's uncle by marriage - let alone the fact that there was a slave-trader in the family. In the MANUSCRIPTS publication [summer 2002] there appears an article written by Blaine Houmes, a physician practicing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Title - THAT ROGUE, WILLIAM BUSH. Offered here is a 1798 manuscript document signed by William Bush concerning a debt owed to George Berry, who bought the first mill built in Elizabethtown. Lincoln's father helped to build that sawmill. This document is also signed by Armisted Smith [his X mark], Jona Gray, Isaac M'name, Philip Rogers, and Aaron Braden. Lightly toned with normal folds wear. Approx. 7-1/2 x 8 in....................300-400

441. [LINCOLN] Pamphlet bearing the bookplate of noted Abraham Lincoln expert Jos. L. Eisendrath, "The Lincoln Theme and American National Historiography" by David M. Potter, Oxford At The Clarendon Press, 1948, 24 pp, 8vo. His bookplate pictures Lincoln. VG+..........................25-35

442. Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832), Scottish publicist, is said to have been one of the most cultured and catholic-minded men of his time. His studies and sympathies embraced almost many interests. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, working also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor, philosopher and politician. His Vindiciae Gallicae was the verdict of a philosophic Liberal on the development of the French Revolution up to the spring of 1791. The excesses of the revolutionaries compelled him a few years later to oppose them and agree with Burke, but his earlier defense of the rights of man is a valuable statement of the cultured Whig's point of view at the time. ALS, Baddington's, [1819], 2pp., 8vo. To Whishav. Good content mentioning Castlereagh and adjoining the House of Commons. Intact red wax seal on address leaf. VG....................75-100

444. RICHARD HENRY LEE (ca.1802-1865). The son of Ludwell Lee and grandson of Signer Richard Henry Lee. As a strong opponent of slavery, the younger Lee abandoned Virginia in favor of Washington, Pennsylvania, where he accepted the presidency of Washington College. As political alliances started form after 1830, many of the Lees became Whigs (later Republicans), who eventually supported Lincoln with the emancipation process. Lee wrote biographies of Richard Henry Lee and his great uncle, Arthur Lee. CLIP SIGNATURE.........................40-60

445. Beatrice Chase [1874-1955] is the pen name for a British writer, who became well known for her Dartmoor-based novels during the first half of the 20th century. Her real name was Olive Katharine Parr, and she was directly descended from William Parr, the brother of Catherine, the sixth wife of Henry VIII. She was born in Harrow, Middlesex, in 1874, but settled in a cottage on the outskirts of the Dartmoor village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. She was often to be seen sitting at her writing desk, beside her favourite window. Here she wrote many novels, including The Heart of the Moor, The Ghost of the Moor and the appropriately titled Through a Dartmoor Window. Her passion for Dartmoor is evident in her writing, and she often campaigned to protect the landscape from modern developments - such as its use by the British Army. Indeed, Beatrice Chase was often referred to as 'The Lady of the Moor'. She died in 1955 , and was buried in Widecombe churchyard. The small granite cross on her grave is inscribed with Beatrice Chase on one side and Olive Katharine Parr on the other. TYPED DOCUMENT SIGNED. no date, 1p, 4to. "I enclose 5/ for the cause. Beatrice Chase. And I return the literature as its expensive and will do again. I do not allow hunting over my land." Ink & pencil notations; creased, light staining. Rather sloppy in appearance - still a desirable autograph.......................75-100

446. [ANDREW JACKSON] Printed government document, House of Rep., 22d Congress, 1st Session, Doc. No. 191. Message from the President of the United States - Territory of the United States on the Pacific, Inquiring whether possession has been taken of any part of the Territory of the United States on the Pacific Ocean, by the subjects of any Foreign Power. Printed on both sides of single sheet and signed in type BY ANDREW JACKSON and Edward Livingston. VG.............25-35

450. [CRIMEAN WAR] William Howard Russell (1821-1907) journalist for The Times in Ireland. On the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854 he was sent as a special correspondent. In 1856 Russell was sent to Moscow to describe the coronation of Tsar Alexander II, and in the following year was sent to India where he witnessed the siege of Lucknow (1858). In 1861 Russell went to Washington. He later published diaries of his time in India, the American Civil War, and the Franco-Prussian War, where he describes the warm welcome given him by English-speaking Prussian generals such as Leonhard Graf von Blumenthal. Russell returned to England in 1863. In the 1869 General Election Russell ran unsuccessfully as a Conservative candidate for the borough of Chelsea. His description of the burning of Paris by the Communards has been seen as his greatest triumph. Russell was knighted in May 1895; he married twice. Russell's dispatches via telegraph from the Crimea remain his most enduring legacy as, for the first time, he brought the realities of war, both good and bad, home to readers. Thus he helped to diminish the distance between the home front and remote battle fields. He inspired Florence Nightingale's work, applied the phrase "thin red line" to infantry at Balaklava. He was the founder of "Army and Navy Gazette" [1860]. ALS, [1870], 1-1/2 separate pages, 4-1/4 x 7-1/4 in. To Mayhew. Humorous letter regarding not coming to tea. Mentions that he thinks he would act like a rake: "I have some ugly faces to meet & had sherry to drink at my own establishment." Mounting trace on back of 2nd page. Very slightly soiled.................150-200

451. [RELIGION] W. DURHAM [William Van Mildert. 1765&endash;1836) was the last Prince-Bishop of Durham (1826&endash;1836), and one of the founders of the University of Durham. His name survives in Van Mildert College, founded in 1965. Mounted clip signature.................25-35


452. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Am. artist best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. We are offering Douglas Volk signed bank checks for $10 each plus 10% buyer's premium. You may purchase whatever quantity you wish at this price as long as the supply lasts. WE HAVE ALL OF VOLK'S CHECKS. This is a purchase item - not a bidding item. Buyer's will receive our choice.

472. [CONGRESS] Album page signed on both sides by: THORNBURGH, Jacob Montgomery, a Representative from Tennessee; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a private and was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, July 11, 1863 / BAGLEY, George Augustus, a Representative from New York. On the other side: WRIGHT, Hendrick Bradley, a Representative from Pennsylvania / NEAL, Henry Safford, a Representative from Ohio. VG.............30-40

473. ASBURY DICKINS - secretary of the U S. senate, born in North Carolina, 29 July 1780 ; died in Washington, 23 October 1861, passed his early life in Philadelphia, and afterward spent several years in Europe. In 1801 he was associated with Joseph Dennie in founding the "Port Folio" at Philadelphia. He was a clerk in the treasury department under Secretary Crawford from 1816 till 1833, and while there composed and read Secretary Crawford's successful vindication of himself against the charges preferred by Ninian Edwards, then minister to Mexico. He was chief clerk of the state department in 1833'6, and became secretary of the United States senate in 1836, an office that he retained until 1861. He published an oration on Washington (Philadelphia. 1800; New York. 1825). CLIP "FREE" SIGNATURE. Fine...........25-35


482. (THEATRE) S(quire) B. BANCROFT (1841-1926) signature on small card....................15-20

483. FRANK CROWNINSHIELD [1872-1947]. American editor, b. Paris, of American parentage. Publisher of The Bookman (1895-1900); assistant editor of Metropolitan Magazine (1900-02) and Munsey' s Magazine (1903-07); art editor, Century Magazine (1910-13); editor, Vanity Fair (1914-36). ALS, The Century Co., nd, 1p. To the journalist Miss Marshall. Thanks for nice letter - pleasure to meet people like you...................30-40

484. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. (b. 1935) is an African American business executive. He has been dubbed a Washington "power broker" by many. Signed & inscribed photo, 5x7................25-35

485. F.W. RHINELANDER [1829-1904] Am. financier, President Metropolitan Museum of Art at time of his death. Sig. 1904 bank check..............15-20

486. SOUTH AMERICAN COINAGE - The King's Assay Master's Report, win tables, shewing the weight and fineness of the Silver Coins of South America. Enclosed in a letter from the Admiralty to Rear Admiral Sir Graham E. Hamond, South America. 11 pp. printed Circular. Folio. In good condition. Commissaria Department [Londong, February 1834.................125-175

1103. [CABINET] Isaac TOUCEY [1792-1869] Atty. General [1848-49]; Sec. of the Navy [1857-61]. Suspected, possibly without reason, of arranging US NAVAL FORCES IN 1860 so as to aid the South in its secession. Mounted signature on brown paper [unattractive].....................20-30

1392. [BOSTON] MAURICE J. TOBIN - Short 1939 TLS as mayor of Boston....................10-15

1571. [NAVY] GEO. BANCROFT - Sec. of the Navy; started the Naval Academy in 1845; Minister to England. CLIP SIGNATURE. TANNED OVER PART OF IT..........................25-35


1575. [ENGLAND] SAM WILBERFORCE, Bishop of Winchester. ALS 1872, 1p, Mounted and large piece missing which does affect text. Therefore a low estimate....................10-15

1588. [LAW] DAVID HOFFMAN - lawyer, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 25 December, 1784; died in New York city, 11 November, 1854. He devoted himself to the study of the law, became a member of the Maryland bar, and was professor of law in the University of Maryland from 1817 till 1836, when the professorship was abolished. He then visited Europe for relaxation, and remained abroad two years. On his return he took part in the presidential canvass as an earnest supporter of General William H. Harrison, and was an elector from Maryland. After the election he settled in Philadelphia, and practised law there till 1847, when, he went to Europe to devote himself to the preparation of a work on the history of the world. While in London he contributed to the "Times" a series of articles on the political and social arrangements and economical condition of the United States. He returned from England in December, 1853, in order to regulate his private affairs, and while travelling on business died from an attack of apoplexy. He had received degrees from the universities of Gottingen and Oxford. When entering upon his professorship he published " A Course of Legal Study" (1817; 2d ed., 1836), which was commended by the most eminent jurists for its plan and execution. He also published "Legal Outlines," an epitome of the practice and study of the law (1836); two volumes entitled "Miscellaneous Thoughts on Men, Manners, and Things," by "Anthony Grumbler, of Grumbleton Hall, Esq." (1837); "Viator, or a Peep into my Note-Book" (1841), in which he discussed in a popular style questions of law, religion, art, and literature, and opposed the radical tendencies of American thought; and " Legal Hints," a condensation of the ideas relating to professional deportment contained in "A Course of Legal Study," with the addition of some counsel to law-students (1846). The work on which he was engaged in England is entitled "Chronicles selected from the Originals of Cartaphilus, the Wandering Jew." He employed the legend to embellish an epitomized history of government and religion since the time of Christ. Two volumes, bringing the history down to the year 573, were issued in a striking form (London, 1853). The third volume was partly in type when the author returned to the United States. Three other volumes had been in great part written. Mr. Hoffman also left " Moot Court Decisions," and an "Abridgment of Lord Coke's Reports, with Notes." AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, Washington, 1842, 1p, 4-1/2 x 6-3/4 in. Seldom offered autograph....................30-40