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4000. [ILLINOIS] Charles S. Deneen (1863-1940) Republican Governor of Illinois, serving from 1905 to 1913, and as a U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1925-1931. Deneen also served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1892. He had also been the lead prosecutor in Chicago's infamous Adolph Luetgert murder trial. CLIP SIGNATURE.

4001. Benjamin F. Rice (1828-1905) Republican politician from Arkansas who represented the state in the U.S. Senate from 1868 to 1873. Rice was born in East Otto, New York, on May 26, 1828; his schooling was private. He studied law, and upon his admission to the bar began practice in Irvine, Kentucky , in which state's house of representatives he served from 1855 to 1856. In 1856 he served as a presidential elector for the Republican ticket; in 1860 he moved to Minnesota, where he began service as a Union captain during the Civil War. Eventually he gained promotion to the rank of major in position of judge advocate with the 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In 1864 Rice settled in Little Rock, Arkansas and resumed his law practice. He was active in organizing the Republican Party in the state, and was appointed the chair of a committee which in 1868 prepared the state's code of practice. Upon readmission of Arkansas to the Union, Rice was elected to the Senate, serving from 1868 to 1873 and holding at one point the chairmanship of the Committee on Mines and Mining. Clip Signature as USS, mounted.

Rice signature

Portrait of Rice


4002. Henry Wheaton [1785-1848] Am. lawyer, diplomat, was born at Providence, Rhode Island. He was the third reporter of decisions for the United States Supreme Court. CLIP SIGNATURE.

4003. Denison Olmsted [1791-1859] Am. astronomer. Signature......25-35

4004. [NOBELPRIZE] MANDRED EIGEN (1927- ) German Biophysicist - In 1967, he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.for the studies of extremely fast chemical reactions induced in response to very short pulses of energy. In addition, his name is linked with the theory of the chemical hypercycle, the cyclic linkage of reaction cycles as an explanation for the self organization of prebiotic systems. SIGNED 4x6 card dtd 1973.

4005. [NOBEL PRIZE] WERNER ARBER - Swiss Microbiologist - Awarded the 1978 Physiology & Medicine "for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems" in molecular genetics. SIGNATURE with sentiment.

4006. Tom Clancy (b. 1947) American author. Signed 3x5 card.

4007. (THEATRE) Squire B. BANCROFT (1841-1926) signature on small card.

4008. Sir George Hubert Wilkins (1888- 1958) Australian polar explorer, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer. Signed card. VG.......30-40

4009. [CINEMA] BIRAN AHERNE (1902-1986) British Actor - Oscar Nominee for Juarez - Leading man in Hollywood in the 30's and 40's, played opposite, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Ann Harding, Merle Oberon, Carol Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis - 1st husband of Joan Fontaine. SIGNED 3x5 card [green].

4010. [NOBEL PRIZE] ROBERT C. MERTON (1933- ) American Mathematician -Nobel Prize 1997 for Economics - a leading scholar in the field of finance, was one of three men who, in the early 1970s, developed the mathematics of the stock options markets. Merton published a paper on the subject simultaneous with the publication of another paper, reaching essentially the same conclusions, by Fischer Black and Myron S. Scholes. SIGNED/INSCRIBED Harvard business school card.

4011. [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].

4012. Herbert H. Lehman (1878-1963) Democratic Party politician from New York. He was Governor of New York from 1933 to 1942, and represented New York in the United States Senate from 1950 to 1957. Signed NY Governors card. Mounting stains in 3 corners.

4013. OSEPH W. MARTIN, Jr. (1884-1968) US Speaker of the House, elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1967); minority leader in the Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, Eighty-first, Eighty-second, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses). SIGNATURE clipped from letter.

4014. [ATOMIC BOMB] Tom Ferebee (1918-2000) was the bombardier aboard the B-29, Enola Gay, that dropped the atomic bomb, "Little Boy", on Hiroshima. CLIP SIGNATURE & he writes Bombardier below..........30-40

4015. Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902) American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. Clip signature, mounted.

Controversial US Senator

4016. [OREGON] John H. Mitchell (1835-1905) controversial American lawyer and politician, who served as a Republican United States Senator from Oregon on three occasions between 1872 and 1905. He also served as State Senate President, did the initial legal work involved in the dispute that led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Pennoyer v. Neff, and later was involved with the Oregon land fraud scandal, for which he was indicted and convicted while a sitting U.S. Senator, one of only eleven sitting U.S. Senators ever indicted, and one of only five ever convicted. The town of Mitchell, Oregon, was named after him. Signature.........25-35

4017. [ARKANSAS] Stephen Wallace Dorsey (1842- 1916) Senator from Arkansas. Since Dorsey, no Republican has held the Senior Senator seat for Arkansas from that day to the present. Signature.

4018. Washington Hunt (1811-1867) American lawyer and politician. He was elected as a Whig to the 28th, 29th and 30th United States Congresses, and served from March 4, 1843, to March 3, 1849. He was elected New York State Comptroller by the State Legislature after the resignation of Millard Fillmore who had been elected U.S. Vice President. In November 1849, he was re-elected, but resigned the comptrollership after his election as Governor of New York the following year. He was Governor from 1851 to 1852, and was defeated for re-election by Horatio Seymour. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted.

4019. [MICH] WALDRON, Henry, a Representative from Michigan; born in Albany, N.Y., October 11, 1819; attended Albany Academy, and was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1836; moved to Michigan in 1837 and was employed as a civil engineer in railroad work; settled in Hillsdale, Mich., in 1839; member of the State legislature in 1843; a director of the Michigan Southern Railroad 1846-1848; active in promoting the construction of the Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern Railroad and served as its first president; president of the Second National Bank of Hillsdale from the date of its organization until 1876; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; elected to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-second Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1876; elected president of the First National Bank of Hillsdale in 1876 and served until his death in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 13, 1880; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE.


4020. W.B. Closson [1848-1926] American artist born in Thetford, Vermont. He moved to Boston and worked as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. He studied drawing at the Lowell Institute, then went on to work for Harper's Magazine and various publishing houses in Boston. While in Boston, he shared a studio with painter George Fuller. Seventeen of his paintings are in the American Art collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has works on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Signed album page, dated Boston 1883.

4021. Edmund H. Garrett (1853-1929) American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author -- as well as a highly-respected painter -- renown for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Signed album page dated 1894.

4022. Sir Francis C. BURNAND [1836-1917]. English playwright. Editor of Punch (1880-1906). Author of many burlesques, including Black-eyed Susan (1866), Cox and Box (with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, produced 1867), The Colonel (1881), and Happy Thoughts (1866). CLIP SIGNATURE.

4023. [VIRGINIA] EDWIN A. ALDERMAN - In 1904 he resigned as President at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to take the same position at the University of Virginia. As the University's first President, he embarked on a number of reforms for both the University and the state of Virginia's public educational systems in general. A reform specific to the University of Virginia was one of the first school-sponsored financial aid programs in all of higher learning and, though primitive by today's standards, it included a loan provision for those "needy young men" who were unable to pay. Initially controversial and opposed by many at what had become a very traditional school, Alderman's progressive ideas stood the test of time and he today remains the longest-serving President of the University's history, having served for nearly thirty years until his death in 1931. Alderman Library, a popular landmark among today's students, is his namesake. An attractive signed 4-4/4 x 3-3/4 in. card. "Faithfully yours Edwin A. Alderman University of Virginia Jan. 10, 1924. Fine............................30-40

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4024. [New Hampshire] Isaac Hill (1789-1851) American publisher, editor, and politican from Concord, New Hampshire. Born in 1789 in West Cambridge, Massachusetts, he represented New Hampshire in the United States Senate and later served as governor. He died in 1851 in Washington, D.C., and is buried at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, New Hampshire. CLIP SIGANTURE. very slightly cropped at top.

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Portrait of Hill


4025. [IOWA] CUMMINS, Albert Baird, a Senator from Iowa; born near Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., February 15, 1850; attended the public schools, and a preparatory academy; graduated Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1869; moved to Iowa; briefly engaged as a carpenter; clerked in the office of the recorder of Clayton County; moved to Allen County, Indiana in 1871 where he became deputy county surveyor and engaged in railroad building; moved to Chicago to study law; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Chicago; returned to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1878, where he continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1888-1890; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1894 and 1900; member of the Republican National Committee 1896-1900; Governor of Iowa 1902-1908, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1908 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William B. Allison; reelected in 1909, 1914, and again in 1920, and served from November 24, 1908, until his death on July 30, 1926; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-sixth through the Sixty-ninth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Judiciary (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); died in Des Moines, Iowa, July 30, 1926; interment in Woodland Cemetery. SIGNED 3x5 card, sl. toned.

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Portrait of Cummins


4026. [CW] S.M. KELLOGG [1822-1904] US Representative from Connecticut; served as colonel of the Second Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, 1863-1866; brigadier general of the regiment 1866-1870. SIGNATURE. News clipping mounted below............15-20

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4027. [THEATRE] Cora Urquhart Potter (1859 -1936) one of the first American society women to take to the stage. She married James Brown-Potter in 1877. They visited England in 1886 where they met the Prince of Wales and were subsequently invited to spend the weekend with him. James returned to the United States alone following the visit as Mary remained in England to pursue a career on stage. She made her stage debut at the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1877. Later that year she started a successful partnership with Harold Kyrle Bellew. She and Harold toured the world and starred together for the next ten years. Despite the fact her husband divorced her in 1903 she continued to use her married name as her stage name. Her last appearance on the London stage was in 1912. She made a further stage appearance in 1919 for a benefit production in Guernsey. Signature on 3-3/8 x 2-1/2 in. card.

4028. [THEATRE] Herbert Kelcey - vintage stage actor. Signed 5x3 card.....20-30

4029. [BASEBALL] Masato Yoshii (b. 1965 in Aridagawa, Wakayama, Japan) retired baseball player who is currently a pitching coach for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japanese Pacific League. He pitched in the Major Leagues from 1998-2002. Signed & inscribed 3x5 card.

4030. [MUSIC] EDDY ARNOLD (1918-2008) Country-Western Singer. Signed 3x5 card dated 1988. Fine.

4031. [OHIO] AMBLER, Jacob A., a Representative from Ohio; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 18, 1829; attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction; moved to Salem, Ohio, and studied law in his brother's law office; was admitted to the bar on March 27, 1851, and commenced practice in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio; elected to the State house of representatives in 1857 and served two terms; appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859 and served until 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law and also became interested in various business enterprises in Salem, Ohio; served as vice president of a bank and of a steel and wire nail mill corporation and also as president of a publishing company; delegate to every Republican National Conventions between 1876 and 1896; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882; retired from the general practice of law in 1898 but continued active business pursuits until his death in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, September 22, 1906; interment in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio. SIGNATURE.

4032. [OHIO] HORTON, Valentine Baxter, a Representative from Ohio; born in Windsor, Vt., January 29, 1802; attended the Partridge Military School and afterward became one of its tutors; studied law in Middletown, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1830; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he practiced; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1833, and to Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1835; engaged in the sale and transportation of coal and the development of the salt industry; member of the State constitutional convention in 1860; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and was reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; engaged in coal mining; died in Pomeroy, Ohio, January 14, 1888; interment in Beach Grove Cemetery. SIGNATURE, stains below.............20-30

4033. [OHIO] HART, Alphonso, a Representative from Ohio; born in Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio, July 4, 1830; attended the common schools and Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio; studied law in Warren, Ohio; was admitted to the bar August 12, 1851, and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio; prosecuting attorney for Portage County 1861 to 1864, when he resigned; member of the State senate 1865, 1872, and 1873; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1873-1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-ninth Congress; served as Solicitor of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department, 1888-1892; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there December 23, 1910; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. SIGNATURE.

4034. [OHIO] PECK, Erasmus Darwin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Stafford, Conn., September 16, 1808; attended the common schools of Munson, Mass., and was graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1829; moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1830 and practiced medicine; moved to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives 1856-1859; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Truman H. Hoag; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from April 23, 1870, to March 3, 1873; did not seek renomination in 1872; practiced medicine in Perrysburg, Ohio, until his death there December 25, 1876; interment in Fort Meigs Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.

4035. [OHIO] WELKER, Martin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Knox County, Ohio, April 25, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Ohio; clerk of the court of common pleas for Holmes County, 1846-1851; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-third Congress in 1852; judge of the sixth judicial district of Ohio, 1852-1857; moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1857; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1857 and 1858 on the ticket with Salmon P. Chase; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; was appointed aide-de-camp, with rank of colonel, to the Governor of Ohio, August 10, 1861; judge advocate general of the State of Ohio, 1861; superintendent of drafting with rank of colonel under Governor Tod, August 15, 1862; assistant adjutant general in 1862; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, February 16, 1865; mustered out September 21, 1865; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination to the Forty-second Congress in 1870; appointed United States judge for the northern district of Ohio by President Ulysses S. Grant, 1873 and served until 1889, when he retired; professor of political science and international law at Wooster University, 1873-1890; died on March 15, 1902, in Wooster, Ohio; interment in Wooster Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4036. [ENGLAND] Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922) rose from childhood poverty to become a powerful British newspaper and publishing magnate, famed for buying stolid, unprofitable newspapers and transforming them to make them lively and entertaining for the mass market. During his lifetime, he exercised vast influence over British popular opinion. Card signed Northcliffe 1918. VG.

4037. Teófilo Braga, in full Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes. (1843-1924). Portuguese scholar and writer. Professor, Lisbon (1872 ff.); wrote prolifically on literature, history, politics, etc.; noted controversialist, and anticlericalist republican. Head of provisional government (1910-11) after dethronement of King Manuel; interim president of Portugal (1915). Author of Visa~o dos Tempos (1864), História da Poesia Popular Portuguesa (1867), comprehensive História da Romantismo en Portugal (1880), A Arcádia Lusitana (1899), etc. Signature on card (stamp dated 1916)..............40-60


4038. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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4039. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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4040. Charles E. Stuart (1810-1887) U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan. During the Civil War, Stuart raised and equipped the 13th Michigan Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel. Clip Signature.

Portrait of Stuart


4041. George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904) was a prominent United States Senator from Massachusetts. He was a member of an extended family that was politically prominent in 18th and 19th century New England. Clip Signature.

Portrait of Hoar


4042. Henry Porter Baldwin (1814-1892) 15th Governor of Michigan and U.S. Senator. Clip Signature.

Portrait of Baldwin


4043. Francis Brown Stockbridge (1826-1894) U.S. Senator from Michigan. Clip Signature.

Portrait of Stockbridge


4044. Jacob Merritt Howard (1805-1871) U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Michigan during and after the American Civil War. Signature..........20-30

Portrait of Howard


4045. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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4046. Nathan Webb, an early American Congregational Church minister, was born on April 9, 1705, at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He died on March 17, 1772 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Nathan Webb pastored the first new Congregational Church in Massachusetts started during the Great Awakening period for over 41 years. His parishioners made a mark on America and its early freedoms. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example.............50-75

4047. [MUSIC] Marilyn Horne (b. 1934) American mezzo-soprano opera singer who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. She began her career as a light lyric soprano; however, as the years progressed, the voice settled and matured into a mezzo-soprano instrument with a full and rich timbre equipped with extreme flexibility and great size. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. SIGNED 1994 COVER HONORING ETHEL WATERS POSTAGE STAMP. She dates her signing 97............25-35

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4048. [NOBEL PRIZE] Nikolay Basov (1922-2001) Soviet physicist and educator. For his fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics that led to the development of laser and maser, Basov shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alexander Prokhorov and Charles Hard Townes. His signature on 3-1/2 x 2-1/8 in. card, 1971, neatly identified in ink in another hand.............25-35

4049. Floyd Dell [1887-1969] Am. journalist, novelist. In 1908 Dell moved on to Chicago where he became editor of the Friday Literary Review and a leader of the Chicago Renaissance. In his position at FLR, Dell promoted the work of Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg and other Chicago writers. Relocating to New York in 1913, Dell became managing editor of Max Eastman's radical magazine The Masses, and a leader of the pre-war bohemian community in Greenwich Village. Nice CLIP SIGNATURE.............40-60

4050. [ART] John Piper (1903-1992) 20th-century English painter and printmaker. For much of his life he lived at Fawley Bottom near Henley-on-Thames. 182 of his works are in the Tate collection, including etchings and some earlier abstractions. Major retrospective exhibitions have been held at Tate Britain (1983-1984), the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, the River and Rowing Museum and the Museum of Reading. John Piper was most the most important artists in England during his life time. Signature on 4.5 x 3.5 card inscribed. Fine.............35-45


4051. [CALIF.] HAGER, John Sharpenstein, a Senator from California; born near Morristown, in German Valley, Morris County, N.J., March 12, 1818; completed preparatory studies and graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1836; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in Morristown, N.J.; moved to California in 1849 and engaged in mining; practiced law in San Francisco; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; member, State senate 1852-1854, 1865-1871; elected State district judge for the district of San Francisco in 1855 and served until l86l; elected a regent of the University of California in 1871; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eugene Casserly and served from December 23, 1873, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for renomination; member of the State constitutional convention in 1879; collector of customs of the port of San Francisco 1885-1889; died in San Francisco on March 19, 1890; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. CLIP SIGNATURE.

Hager signature

Portrait of Hager


4052. [NOBEL PRIZE] CHRISTIAN R. M. J. deDUVE (1917- ) Belgian Physiologist - Nobel Prize 1974 for his pioneer work in cell biology . SIGNED card "C. deDuve."

4053. Dame Edith Evans [1888-1976] Eng. actress. Signature.

4054. George Barr McCutcheon [1866-1928] Am. writer. Signature/sentiment.

4055. Mary Healey - actress. Sig. 3x5 card.

4056. Sylvia Sidney [1910-1999] actress. Sig 3x5 card w/note.

4057. Olga San Juan - signed album page [1947].

4058. [NOBEL PRIZE] ELITHU ROOT (1845-1937) American Statesman/Nobel Peace Prize -On August 1, 1899, he was appointed secretary of war by President McKinley, and on March 5, 1901, was reappointed. After the Spanish-American War, Secretary Root represented the United States government in all official communications with Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands. In August, 1903, he resigned the office of secretary of war, his resignation to take effect in January, 1904. In 1905, President Roosevelt appointed him secretary of state, and while discharging the duties of that office he did much to unify the Pan-American countries. In 1907 he visited Mexico in the interests of a closer relationship between that country and the United States. United States senator from New York, 1909-15. Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. SIGNATURE.


4059. Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) He served as Governor of New York (1907-1910), United States Secretary of State (1921-1925), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1910-1916) and Chief Justice of the United States (1930-1941). He was the Republican candidate in the 1916 U.S. Presidential election, losing to Woodrow Wilson. His signature on verso of Diplomat calling card as Delegate of the USA Int. Conference of American States on Concitation and Arbitration. 3.5 x 2". VG...........50-75


4060. Marcus Stone (1840-1921), English painter, son of Frank Stone, ARA, was trained by his father and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy before he was eighteen; and a few years later he illustrated with much success books by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and other writers, friends of his family. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1877, and academician in 1887. In his earlier pictures he dealt much with historical incidents, but in his later work he occupied himself chiefly with a particular type of dainty sentiment, treated with much charm, refinement and executive skill. One of his canvases is in the National Gallery of British Art. Most of his works have been engraved, and medals were awarded to him at exhibitions in all parts of the world. Clip Signature with sentiment.

4061. Briton Rivière (1840 &endash; 1920), Irish artist, was born in London. His father, William Rivière, was for some years drawing-master at Cheltenham College, and afterwards an art teacher at Oxford . He was educated at Cheltenham College and at Oxford, where he took his degree in 1867. For his art training he was indebted almost entirely to his father, and early in life made for himself a place of importance among the artists of his time. His first pictures appeared at the British Institution, and in 1857 he exhibited three works at the Royal Academy , but it was not until 1863 that he became a regular contributor to the Academy exhibitions. In that year he was represented by "The Eve of the Spanish Armada", and in 1864 by a "Romeo and Juliet ". Subjects of this kind did not, however, attract him long, for in 1865 he began, with a picture of a "Sleeping Deer-hound", a series of paintings of animal-subjects which later occupied him almost exclusively. Signature with sentiment.

4062. [AUTHOR] HARVEY WEISS - signed bookplate.

4063. John Alfred Williams (b. 1925) African American author, journalist and academic. Signed bookplate.

4064. [NY] BARBOUR, John Merrett, jurist, born in Cambridge, Washington County, New York, 5 September 1807 ; died in New York City, 8 December 1881. He studied law in New York and went to Michigan when a very young man; was first elected a justice of the peace, then was made commissioner of internal improvements, and after the expiration of his term was elected county judge, in which capacity he served eight years. He subsequently moved to Saratoga Springs, New York, and then to Washington, District of Columbia, where he was clerk in the office of the solicitor of the treasury. In 1850 he removed to New York, where he advanced slowly to the front rank of his profession. In 1861 he was elected judge of the superior court, and in 1867 was reelected by a heavy majority. On the death of Chief Justice Robertson, Judge Barbour was unanimously chosen to preside in his place. He was an able and well-read lawyer, oftener excelling in the more quiet branches of the law than in the active contests that come before a jury. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4065. [MUSIC] Sir George Henschel (I1850-1934) English baritone, pianist, conductor, and composer. Fine signature, dated Jan. 1930. Approx. 3.5 x 2.5 in..........50-75

4066. Henry Warren [1794-1879] British painter. He spent much of his career in America; from about 1822 to 1860 in Philadelphia where he exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy. It is possible he was in America as early as 1815 because a view of the Washington Monument was engraved about that time from a drawing by him. CLIP SIGNATURE with little margin.


4067. Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) British artist. Skilled in several media, he gained the nickname, "the Scott of painting". He was best-known for the illustrations and woodcuts he produced for the Illustrated London News. Signature clipped from letter.


4068. [FILM] Joan Fontaine [b.1917] Academy Award winning actress. Her signature matted below photo. White mat. VG............25-35

4069. [MUSIC] Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (b. 1941) and Dash Crofts (b.1940). The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. They are best-known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl". Both have signed & inscribed the same slip of paper, 4 x 7-3/4 in. VG..........25-35

4070. Martin F. Tupper (1810-1889) was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. ANS, 1876, mounted to album page.

4071. ames Archer (1823&endash;1904) portrait-painter. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland . His best-known work includes children and people in costume as its subjects becoming the first Victorian painter to do children's portraits in period costume. He studied at the Trustee's Academy in Edinburgh under Sir William Allan . At Archer painted chalk portraits, but in 1849 he exhibited his first historical picture 'The Last Supper' at the Royal Scottish Academy. His work after that mostly consisted of scenes taken from literature or legends that were popular at the time, such as Shakespeare and King Arthur. About 1859 he began to paint a series of Arthurian subjects, including 'La Morte d'Arthur' and 'Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere'. Clip signature. Small amount of mounting residue on front.


4072. [MUSIC] Pierre BOULEZ (1925- ), French composer, conductor, and pianist, born in Montbrison. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire in 1945. His principal teacher was the French composer Olivier Messiaen. Boulez became music director of the Renaud-Barrault Company at the Théâtre Marigny in Paris in 1948. During the late 1940s and '50s he composed a great deal of critically acclaimed, highly experimental music, based on the twelve-tone system, including works scored for electronic instruments. His compositions include three piano sonatas, an orchestral work Pli selon pli (Fold on Fold, 1957-62), and Domaines (1968) for solo clarinet and other instruments. Boulez also wrote music criticism. In the 1960s he gained recognition as staff conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and the British Broadcasting Corporation Symphony Orchestra. From 1971 to 1978 he was music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He subsequently returned to Paris to do musical-acoustical research, then came back to New York in 1986 to perform his own music with the Ensemble InterContemporain. SIGNATURE ON CARD............35-45

4073. Frank O. Salisbury [1874-1962] Brit. Methodist artist. Sig, 1955.

4074. Edgar A. Guest [1881-1959] Am. poet. Clip signature.

4075. [THEATRE] Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906) distinguished Italian tragedienne, who was often referred to as the Marquise. AQS, dated London July 16, 1873, written on 8x3 in. card. Fresh condition..........40-60

4076. [ART] Gilroy Roberts (1905-1992) American sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He designed the obverse of the United States Kennedy half dollar, which was first issued in 1964. After he retired from the U.S. Mint, he became chairman of the Franklin Mint, where he continued to use his engraving talents. He served in this position until 1971. Signed 3x5 card.


Pallbearer For Nathaniel Hawthorne

4077. Edwin Percy Whipple (1819-1886] American essayist and critic. He was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1819. For a time, he was the main literary critic for Philadelphia-based Graham's Magazine. Later, in 1848, he became the Boston correspondent to the Literary World under Evert Augustus Duyckinck and George Long Duyckinck. Historian Perry Miller called Whipple "Boston's most popular critic". Whipple was a close friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne. After Hawthorne's death in 1864, Whipple served as a pallbearer for his funeral alongside Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Whipple's close relationship with other Boston-area authors occasionally tinted his reviews. Edward Emerson later noted, "No other member of the Saturday Club has ever been more loyally felicitous in characterizing the literary work of his associates." Clip Signature.

4078. [OPERA] Sir Charles Santley (1834-1922) English-born opera and oratorio star with a bravura technique who became the most eminent English baritone and male concert singer of the Victorian era. His has been called "the longest, most distinguished and most versatile vocal career which history records." Clip signature laid to another sheet. Dated 17/3/74.............25-35

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4079. W.A. Peffer (1831-1912) Populist US Senator from Kansas. Sig. 1896.

4080. Reginald Tyrwhitt (1870-1951) Eng. Fleet Admiral. Sig. card, 1922. Edge toned.

4081. [FILM] Reginald Gardner - actor. Vintage signature inscribed.

4082. Martin Farquhar Tupper [1810-1889] English writer. Gained worldwide success with Proverbial Philosophy (1838-76), a series of didactic and moralizing commonplaces in free verse; author also of ballads, novels, and a naïve autobiography. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, 1862.

4083. [NAVAL] WM. FAXON - Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1 June 1866 - 3 March 1889. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4084. George Byng (1768&endash;1831) the 6th Viscount Torrington was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. Signed front portion of 1824 postmarked envelope.

4085. Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) American writer of poetry and stories. Fine SIGNATURE.

4086. [PENN] John Inscho Mitchell (1838-1907) American lawyer, jurist, and Republican party politician from Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He served in the state legislature and represented Pennsylvania in both the U.S. House and Senate. He was later a judge in several state courts. Nice SIGNATURE.

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Portrait of Mitchell


America's First Environmentalist

4087. George P. Marsh (1801-1882) American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60


4088. William R. Alger [b. 1822] clergyman, author. SIGNATURE, Boston.

4089. Jas. Kenney (1780-1849) was an English dramatist, the son of James Kenney, one of the founders of Boodles' Club in London. His first play, a farce called Raising the Wind (1803), was a success owing to the popularity of the character of "Jeremy Diddler". Kenney produced more than forty dramas and operas between 1803 and 1845, and many of his pieces, in which Mrs Siddons, Madame Vestris, Foote, Lewis, Liston and other leading players appeared from time to time, enjoyed a considerable vogue. Clipped signature with postscript mentioning Charles Lamb.............30-40


4090. [FILM] Sophia Loren (b.1934) Academy Academy Award-winning Italian film actress. She is widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress of her time. SIGNED 3x5 card. Fine.

4091. [FILM] Al Pacino [b. 1940] one of the most notable and influential actors of his time. Signed 3x5 card. Fine...........25-35

4092. [ENGLAND] William Richard Wood Stephens (1839-1902) was Dean of Winchester in the last decade of the 19th Century. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and graduated in 1862. Ordained in 1865, he began his career with a curacy in Staines, after which he was Vicar of Mid Lavant, a Lecturer at Chichester Theological College and Rector of Woolbeding before his elevation to the Deanery. His death was attributed to eating oysters at a banquet in honour of the Mayor of Winchester. TWO lines & signature, mounted.


4093. [CIVIL WAR] Albert D. Shaw (December 21, 1841 - February 10, 1901) U.S. Representative from New York. He enlisted as a private in Company A, Thirty-fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers, in June 1861 and served out the term of enlistment. He was appointed a special agent of the War Department in 1863, stationed at provost marshal's headquarters in Watertown, New York, and served until the close of the war. He was appointed colonel of the Thirty-Sixth Regiment, New York National Guard, in 1867, and resigned to accept the position of United States consul at Toronto, Canada, in 1868. He was promoted to United States consul at Manchester, England, in 1878. Shaw was elected department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of New York in 1896, and was unanimously elected commander in chief at the national encampment in 1899. Shaw was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Chickering. He was reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from November 6, 1900, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 10, 1901, before the close of the Fifty-sixth Congress. SIGNED CARD, 1900, as COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF Grand Army of the Republic. 3.5 x 2.5". VG.

4094. [ENGLAND] R(ichard) Cobden (1804-1865) British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League as well as with the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty. Clip signature MOUNTED. Below is article about him............25-35

4095. [ENGLAND] Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom. Brougham was the designer of the brougham, a four-wheeled, horse-drawn style of carriage that bears his name. A statue of him, inscribed "Lord Brougham," stands at the Cannes waterfront, across from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. SIGNED address panel dated 1821...........25-35

4096. [MUSIC] Johanna Gadski (1872-1932) German soprano blessed with a secure, powerful, ringing voice, fine musicianship and an excellent technique. These attributes enabled her to enjoy a top-flight career in New York City and London, performing heavy dramatic roles in the German and Italian repertoires. SIGNED 4 x 2-1/2 in. card "In kind rememberance Johanna Gadski Nov. 1910. VG.

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Promoted to Captain for action at the Battle of Vicksburg

4097. [CW] Jno. B. Raymond (1844-1886) was a Delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives. He was born in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, then moved with his parents to Tazewell County, Illinois in 1853. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, being promoted to Captain for action at the Battle of Vicksburg. Following the war Raymond settled in Mississippi. He published the Mississippi Pilot newspaper at Jackson, Mississippi during Reconstruction. He was assistant State treasurer of Mississippi, and was appointed United States marshal of Dakota Territory in 1877, with headquarters at Yankton and later at Fargo. He was elected as a Republican to the House, serving from March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885. SIGNATURE.............20-30

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4098. [MUSIC] OSCAR STRAUS [1870-1954]. French composer, b. Vienna. SIGNATURE on 3x5 card. He adds Hollyw. 1930. Very very light edge toning o/w VG.......50-75


4099. Rufus Choate (1799-1859) American lawyer and orator. He was a US congressman from Mass. Clip Signature.

4100. [ART] William Robinson Leigh (1866-1955) American painter. He was one of the most well-known and gifted artists of the American west. Signed card, 1953.


Of Lincoln Association Interest

4101. [THEATRE] Tom Taylor (1817-1880) English dramatist, critic, biographer, public servant, and editor of Punch magazine. He wrote about 100 plays during his career, including Our American Cousin, famous as the play which was being performed in the presence of President Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated in 1865. CLIP SIGNATURE.........40-60

4102. [ART] Peter Blume (1906-1992) American painter and sculptor. His first major recognition came in 1934 with a first prize for South of Scranton at a Carnegie Institute International Exhibition. Signed 3x5 card. VG.


4103. [MAINE] Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1995) Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. She was the first woman to be elected to both the U.S. House and the Senate, and the first woman from Maine to serve in either. She was also the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the U.S. Presidency at a major party's convention (1964 Republican Convention, won by Barry Goldwater). Smith was an early opponent of Senator Joseph McCarthy. On June 1, 1950, she gave her Declaration of Conscience speech on the floor of the Senate, earning McCarthy's permanent ire and the epithet "Moscow Maggie" from his staff. In 1954, when McCarthy attempted to challenge her seat by sponsoring a primary challenger, the Maine voters rejected the effort. POSTCARD picturing her, signed on the verso. VG...........25-35

4104. [NY] KING, John Alsop, (son of Rufus King and brother of James Gore King), a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 3, 1788; attended Harrow School, England, and also studied in Paris; returned to New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar; served in the War of 1812 as lieutenant of Cavalry; engaged in farming near Jamaica, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1819-1821; served in the State senate from 1823 until his resignation in 1825; appointed secretary of the legation at London in 1825; Chargé d'Affaires June 15 to August 5, 1826; again elected to the State assembly in 1832, 1838, and 1840; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1839 and 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); resumed the practice of law; Governor of New York in 1857 and 1858; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., July 7, 1867; interment in Grace Church Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE.

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4105. [NY] COX, Samuel Sullivan, a Representative from Ohio and from New York; born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 30, 1824; attended the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Zanesville, Ohio, 1849; owner and editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Statesman in 1853 and 1854; secretary of the legation at Lima, Peru, in 1855; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864 and 1868; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1865); chair, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress in 1864; moved to New York City on March 4, 1865, and resumed the practice of law; elected from New York to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate of the Democrats and Liberal Republicans for reelection in 1872 as Representative at large to the Forty-third Congress; subsequently elected to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James Brooks; reelected to the Forty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation on May 20, 1885 (November 4, 1873-May 20, 1885); chair, Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on the Census (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-eighth Congress); appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Turkey by President Cleveland, May 21, 1885-October 22, 1886; was again elected to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Joseph Pulitzer; reelected to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (November 2, 1886-September 10, 1889); died on September 10, 1889, in New York City; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. SIGNATURE.

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Picture of Cox


ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTORS - signatures in various forms. No estimates given.

4106 Maximilian Schell [return address]

4107. Cliff Robertson

4108. Eileen Heckart

4109. Dean Jagger (1903-1991)

4110. Ben Johnson (1918-1996)

4111. William Hurt

4112. Joe Pesci


4113. [INDIANA] Daniel D. Pratt (1813-1877) US Senator from Indiana. Pratt was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, holding that office in 1875 and 1876. CLIP SIGNATURE, slight mounting trace show thru.

Portrait of Pratt


4114. [ILLINOIS] Shelby M. Cullom (1829-1914) U.S. Senator and the 17th Governor of Illinois. Clip Signature.

Portrait of Cullom


Expelled for being a Confederate sympathizer

4115. [INDIANA] Jesse David Bright (1812-1875) was the ninth Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senator from Indiana who served as President pro tempore of the Senate on three separate occasions. He was the only senator from a Northern state to be expelled for being a Confederate sympathizer. Clip Signature.

Portrait of Bright


The First White Rajah of Sarawak

4116. Sir James BROOKE (1803-68), British army officer and explorer, later raja of Sarawak, born in Varanasi, India. He entered the military service of the East India Co. Later he conceived a plan to found a settlement of his own in Borneo or Celebes. Traveling to Sarawak in Borneo, he found that Muda Hassim, the uncle of the sultan of Brunei, was trying to quell a rebellion. Brooke assisted Hassim and in 1841 was rewarded with the governorship of Sarawak and the title of raja. Brooke instituted free trade, suppressed piracy, and framed a new code of laws. In 1847 he was appointed British governor of the island of Labuan, near Sarawak, and consul general to Borneo; he was knighted the following year. Brooke's family continued to rule Sarawak until it became a British colony in 1946. Brooke was a model for the hero of Joseph Conrad's novel Lord Jim. SIGNATURE & a few words clipped from on of his letters. Signed "Brooke." Somewhat light in appearance...........150-200


4117. [INDIANA] Henry Smith Lane (1811-1881) US Representative, Senator, and the 13th Governor of Indiana ; he was by design the shortest-serving Governor of Indiana, having made plans to resign the office should his party take control of the Indiana General Assembly and elect him to the United States Senate. He held that office for only two days, and was known for his opposition to slavery. A Whig until the party collapsed, he supported compromise with the south. He became an early leader in the Republican Party starting in 1856 serving as the president of the first party convention, delivering its keynote address, and was influential in the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. With the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, he became a full-fledged abolitionist, and in the Senate he was a pro-Union advocate and a strong supporter of the war effort to end the rebellion. NICE signature................40-60

Portrait of Lane


4118. [NY] COCKRAN, William Bourke, a Representative from New York; born in County Sligo, Ireland, February 28, 1854; was educated in France and in his native country; immigrated to the United States when seventeen years of age; teacher in a private academy and principal of a public school in Westchester County, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, N.Y.; two years later moved to New York City and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884, 1892, 1904, and 1920; member of the commission to revise the judiciary article of the constitution of the State of New York in 1890; elected to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis B. Spinola; reelected to the Fifty-third Congress and served from November 3, 1891, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1896, because of his opposition to the free-silver platform of Bryan and Sewall and campaigned for McKinley; in 1900 returned to the Democratic Party and supported Bryan; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George B. McClellan; reelected to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses and served from February 23, 1904, to March 3, 1909; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in New York City; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 1, 1923; had been reelected to the Sixty-eighth Congress; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mount Hope, Westchester, N.Y. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4119. [NY] JAMES, Darwin Rush, a Representative from New York; born in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Mass., May 14, 1834; pursued an academic course in the Mount Pleasant Boarding School, Amherst, Mass.; moved with his parents to Williamsburg, N.Y., in 1847; entered the mercantile business in New York City in 1850; secretary of the New York Board of Trade and Transportation; park commissioner of Brooklyn 1876-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); declined a renomination; chairman of United States Board of Indian Commissioners in 1890; member of New York Canal Commission in 1898; resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 19, 1908; interment in the City Cemetery, Williamsburg, Mass. SIGNATURE..............15-20

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4120. THOMAS CHALMERS (1884-1966) Opera Singer. Inscribed signature, 1946.

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4121. Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965) born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, he was a conservationist and author of children's stories . Thornton Waldo Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. Signed 3x5 card to which a US posrage stamp has been affixed. Signature partly over the stamp. VG..............30-40

4122. Stepin Fetchit (1902-1985) was the stage name of American comedian and film actor Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry. He parlayed the Fetchit persona into a successful film career, eventually becoming a millionaire, the first black actor in history to do so. Signed fragment clipped from some program which he dates Easter - April 3, 1983.............30-40


4123. Abram S. Hewitt (1822-1903) U.S. Congressman, and a mayor of New York. He is considered the "Father of the New York City Subway System". Signed album page, March 26, 1888. VG.

4124. [PENN] DONLEY, Joseph Benton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mount Morris, Greene County, Pa., on October 10, 1838; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1859; member of the faculty of Abingdon (Ill.) College 1860-1862; entered the Union Army as a captain in the Eighty-third Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in 1862 and served throughout the war; was graduated from the Albany (N.Y.) Law School in 1866; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Waynesburg, Pa.; referee in bankruptcy in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Waynesburg, Pa., and died there January 23, 1917; interment in Green Mount Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4125. [PENN] WOODWARD, George Washington, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pa., March 26, 1809; attended Geneva Seminary (now Hobart College), Geneva, N.Y., and Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1837; president judge of the fourth judicial district 1841-1851; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1845; nominated in 1845 by President Polk a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but was not confirmed by the Senate; associate judge of the supreme court of Pennsylvania 1852-1863 and chief justice 1863-1867; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1863; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Denison; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from November 21, 1867, to March 3 1871; was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; unsuccessful candidate for president judge of the eleventh judicial district in 1870; moved to Philadelphia in 1871 and continued the practice of his profession; was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1873; traveled abroad in 1874 and died in Rome, Italy, on May 10, 1875; interment in Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. SIGNATURE.


4126. [PENN] ARMSTRONG, William Hepburn, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., September 7, 1824; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Williamsport, Pa.; served in the State house of representatives in 1860 and 1861; declined a commission as president judge of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit of Pennsylvania in 1862; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; declined the office of commissioner of Indian affairs tendered by President Grant; commissioner of railroads 1882-1885; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pa., until 1898, when he retired from active business pursuits; moved to Wilmington, Del., where he died on May 14, 1919; interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4127. Everett Sanders (1882-1950) was an American political figure. He was secretary to President Calvin Coolidge and chairman of the Republican National Committee. SIGNED 3X5 CARD.

4128. JAMES NASMYTH (1808-1890). Scottish engineer. Son of Alexander Nasmyth; began manufacture of machine tools at Manchester (1834), developed Bridgewater Foundry; invented steam hammer (1839), constructed and patented it (1842); devised a planing machine, a nut-shaping machine, a steam pile driver, a hydraulic punching machine; also studied astronomy. Signed fragment from letter, n.d., approx. 4x2 in......50-75

4129. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, born Mary Gray Phelps, (1844-1911) American author. She was born at Andover, Massachusetts, and married Herbert Dickinson Ward , in 1888. In most of her writings she used her mother's name "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps" as a pseudonym, both before and after her marriage. She also used the pseudonym, Mary Adams. Ward wrote three Spiritualist novels, The Gates Ajar, Between the Gates and Beyond the Gates, and a novella about animal rights, Loveliness. While writing other popular stories, she was also a great advocate, by lecturing and otherwise, for social reform, temperance, and the emancipation of women. SIGNATURE on card with sentiment, 1881, mounted to larger page.


4130. [BRITISH] Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton PC (27 October 1774 &endash; 13 May 1848) was a British politician and financier. He was brought up in his father's business, and became a partner at Hope & Co. He was sent to the United States for various land deals, and formed wide connections with American houses. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL, POSTMARKED 1831, WITH INTACT BLACK WAX SEAL. VERY NICE EXAMPLE............30-40


Portrait of Ashburton


4131. BERNARR MACFADDEN (1868-1955). Am. physical culturist and publisher. Founded (1898) Physical Culture magazine and introduced a method of healing he called "Physcultopathy."Publisher of pulp magazines (from 1919) as True Story, True Romances, True Detective, Photoplay, Movie Mirror. Signed 3x5 card.

4132. J.G. HOLLAND (1819-1881). American editor and writer, pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. Signature.


4133. RICHARD WILBUR (1921- ) American Poet/Pulitzer Prize/Poet Laureate. SIGNED/inscribed stationery dtd 2000.


Founder & 1st President of Wells Fargo

4134. Edwin Barber Morgan (1806 - 1881) entrepreneur and politician from the Finger Lakes region of western New York. He was the first president of Wells Fargo & Company, founder of the United States Express Company, and director of American Express Company. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from New York and served for three terms. Clip Signature as member of congress. Mounted. Stained...........35-45

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4135. [MUSIC] Signatures of: Zubin Mehta, Mitch Miller, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Larry Allen who writes the names of his favorite conductors when "I grew up." Four signatures............40-60

4136. [ACTOR] CRAIG STEVENS (1918-2000) American Actor - He was well showcased as a soft-hearted gangster in At the Stroke of Twelve, a 1941 two-reel adaptation of Damon Runyon's The Old Doll's House, but his feature film roles were merely adequate at best. By 1950, Stevens was reduced to playing a standard mustachioed villain in the Bowery Boys epic Blues Busters. His saving turnaround came about when Stevens was cast in the title role of the 1958 Blake Edwards-produced TV private eye series Peter Gunn. Though obviously imitating Cary Grant in the early episodes of this three-season hit, Stevens eventually developed a hard-edged acting style all his own. He later re-created his TV role in the 1967 theatrical feature Gunn. Subsequent TV-series assignments for Stevens included the British-filmed weekly Man of the World (1962) and CBS' Mr. Broadway (1964). SIGNED 3x5 card with sentiment. SLIGHT SMEAR TO 1ST LETTER.


4137. (Hortense) Rhea [1844-1899] Belgium actress. Sig. card, w/sentiment, 1894.


4139. [THEATRE] Stuart Robson [1836-1903] stage actor. Signature w/sentiment.

4140. WILLIAM ARMSTRONG (1914-1999 ) American Novelist/Author. His most famous work was "Sounder", made into a movie. Clipped SIGNATURE "Wm. H. Armstrong".

4141. [MUSIC] Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) violinist and conductor. Vintage signature on album page, dated Nov. 17, 1934. Also signed by musician E.H. Timms. Fold marks o/w VG...........30-40

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4142. [MUSIC] Goffredo Petrassi [1904-2003] influential Italian compser. SIGNATURE W/SENTIMENT, DATED ROME 1983.

4143. JOSEPH E. DAVIES (1876-1958), American diplomat. He chairman (1915-16) of the Federal Trade Commission, before serving (1919) as President Wilson's economic adviser at the Paris Peace Conference. He later served as ambassador to the USSR (1937-38), ambassador to Belgium (1938-40), and special assistant (1940) to Secretary of State Cordell Hull. During World War II, Davies was (1942-46) chairman of the President's War Relief Control Board. In 1945 he attended the Potsdam Conference. His book, Mission to Moscow (1941), gave a favorable picture of the USSR. He was the husband of Marjorie Merriweather Post. SIGNATURE with sentiment.

4144. Mary Abigail Dodge [1833-1896] Am. writer. CLIP SIG. mounted.

4145. Ruth Draper [1884-1956] Am. playwright. CLIP SIGNATURE.

4146. John L. Lewis (1880-1969) American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. He was a major player in the history of coal mining. SIGNATURE on card, typed inscription, dated Sept. 18, 1947. VG.......25-35


4147. Katharine Graham (1917 - 2001) American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Signature on 3x5 card.

4148. [FILM] Henry Wilcoxon (1905-1984) was an actor born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, and best known as a leading man in many of Cecil B. DeMille's films, also serving as DeMille's associate producer on his later films. VINTAGE SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT ON ALBUM PAPER.

4149. [ART] William Zorach (1887-1966), American sculptor, born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, and taken to the U.S. near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1891. He was trained primarily in New York City and in Paris (1910-12), where he adopted cubism. At first a painter, he turned to sculpture in 1917. He applied his cubist style to wood, metal, and especially stone. Eventually he moved away from abstraction toward realistic representation of human and animal forms in a quiet, restrained style influenced by ancient Egyptian and Greek sculpture. Zorach was best known for his simplified human figures, exemplified as in Child with Cat (1926, Museum of Modern Art, New York City) and Mother and Child (1930, Metropolitan Museum, New York City). A later work still in the same style is Cat with Long Whiskers (1966, private collection). Zorach taught for more than 30 years at the Art Students League in New York City. He wrote Art Is My Life (pub. posthumously 1967). SIGNATURE on his personal stationery..........40-60

4150. [MUSIC] MERCER ELLINGTON (1919-1996) American Composer/Bandleader/Musician. He was best known for continuing, in one form or another, the Duke Ellington Orchestra after his father's death at the age of 75 in 1974. For next two decades, he toured with the band, made recordings and was the musical director and conductor of "Sophisticated Ladies," a music and dance revue of his father's music. Ellington was a well-schooled musician, studying in New York at Columbia University, the Institute of Musical Art and Juilliard. Beginning in the late 1930's, he occasionally led his own band, working with Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson and Carmen McRae. SIGNATURE with sentiment.

4151. [BRITAIN] Brigadier Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976), was one of the best-known British archaeologists of the 20th century. Distinguished also for his service in World War I. Between 1920 and 1926 he was Director of the National Museum of Wales, and from 1926 to 1944 Keeper of the London Museum. During his career he carried out many major excavations within Britain. He became known through his books and appearances on television and radio, helping to bring archaeology to a mass audience. SIGNATURE with sentiment, 1956. VG........25-35


4152. Mo Udall (1922-1998) Dem. presidential candidate in 1976. Signed 3x5 card.

4153. John Cage (1912-1992) Am. composer. Signature in return address.

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4154. [CINEMA] Gladys Walton [1896-1993] Am. actress of the silent screen. Signature, inscribed.

4155. Frank Arthur Swinnerton (1884 - 1982) was an English critic and novelist. He wrote around 50 books. Signature, 1959.

4156. [NOBEL PRIZE] David H. Hubel (b.1926) was co-recipient with Torsten Wiesel of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system; the prize was shared with Roger W. Sperry for his independent research on the cerebral hemispheres.In 1978, Hubel and Wiesel were awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. SIGNED & INSCRIBED 3x5 card.

4157. [FILM] Lillian Gish [1893-1993] Am. actress. Signed 3x5 card.

4158. Dorothy Canfield Fisher [1879-1958] reformer, writer. Signature.

4159. [TV] Robert Horton (b. 1924), American television actor, was most noted for the role of Flint McCullough in the TV series Wagon Train (1957&endash;1962). ANS, 1991, on back of poscard picturing him.


4160. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) British novelist. CLIP SIGNATURE..........35-45

4161. [THEATRE] Nora Swinburne (1902- 2000) British actress. At the Apollo Theatre in 1919 she played the title role in Tilly of Bloomsbury "for about six weeks" according to her personal notes in Who's Who in the Theatre, followed by the role of Roselle in The Betrothal at the Gaiety in January 1921, concluding the year with what she charmingly called "several cinema plays." Signed 3x5 card.


4162. (THEATRE) DOMINICK MURRAY - early actor. Signature/inscribed. Mounted.

4163. Maynard Owen Williams (1888-1963) was a National Geographic correspondent from 1919. He was an inveterate traveler who began travelling in his teens, explored Asia and witnessed the Russian Revolution, among other adventures. In his own words a "camera-coolie and a roughneck", Williams was the Geographic's first foreign correspondent, and his reports include a description of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1923. Maynard Williams was also an excellent photographer, and pioneered travel photography. The Maynard Owen Williams Prize for creative nonfiction is named in his memory. His signature in the return address on mailed envelope. Laid to album page.


4164. [VIRGINIA] Robert Walton Moore (1859-1941) Virginia lawyer, U.S. Representative from Virginia, and one of the few Virginia politicians to embrace the New Deal. Moore was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Creighton Carlin, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (April 27, 1919-March 3, 1931). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1930. He was appointed as Assistant Secretary of State by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, on September 19, 1933, was made counselor in 1937, and served until his death in Fairfax, Virginia, February 8, 1941. CARD SIGNED AS CONGRESSMAN, 1924.


4165. [FOOTBALL] Dante Lavelli (1923- 2009) American football end (wide receiver) who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946 to 1956. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975. SIGNED 6-1/4 x 3-1/2" on construction paper. With sentiment.


4166. [MUSIC] Robert Merrill (1917-2004) American operatic baritone. Signed 3x5 card.


Rare Naval History Autograph

4167. [GREAT EASTERN] John Scott Russell 1808-1882) Scottish naval engineer who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and made the discovery that gave birth to the modern study of solitons. Russell's experiments and observations led him to propose a new system of shaping vessels, known as the wave system, which was to culminate in the building of the SS Great Eastern. He was held in high regard by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who made him a partner in his project to build the Great Eastern. At its time, this was to be the largest moveable object man had ever created. The Great Eastern was eventually launched in 1858, having been designed according to Russell's wave system. Russell was also one of the earliest and most active people advocating ironclad men-of-war, and was the joint designer of the first armoured frigate, HMS Warrior. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted...............40-60


4168. Norman E. Borlaug (b.1914) American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate, and has been called the father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug is one of five people in history to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Signed yellow 3x5 card.


The most popular biographer of his day

4169. James Parton (1822-1891)England-born American biographer. He moved to the United States at age 5 and ended up living in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where he died. Parton was the most popular biographer of his day in America. His most important books are Life of Horace Greeley (1855), Life and Times of Aaron Burr (1857), Life of Andrew Jackson (1859 -1860), Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (1864), Life of Thomas Jefferson (1874), and Life of Voltaire (1881). Among his other publications are General Butler in New Orleans (1863), Famous Americans of Recent Times (1867), The Peoples Book of Biography (1868); Noted Women of Europe and America (1883), and Captains of Industry (two series, 1884 and 1891), for young people. Nice signature on 5 x 2-3/4 in. slip, dated Nov. 19, 1875. Fine.

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4170. [ENGLAND] Blomfield, Charles James [1786-1857]. English prelate. Bishop of London (1828-56); mediator in Tractarian movement. Edited plays of Aeschylus and Greek lyric poets. His son "Sir Arthur William (1829-1899) was architect to Bank of England (1883); associated with Arthur Edmund Street in erection of Law Courts in London (1881); known as a restorer of churches and for his revived Gothic. POSTMARKED FREE FRANKED ADDRESS PANEL, London, 1838. VG..........25-35

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English Organist & Composer

4171. [MUSIC] Sir Walter Parratt KCVO (1841-1924) English organist and composer. From 1882 he the post of organist of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, Windsor. He became Heather Professor of Music at Oxford University in 1908, taking over from Hubert Parry. He had previously been Organist and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He became one of the foremost organ teachers of his day, with many important posts in Britain being filled by his students. He was knighted in 1892. In 1893 he was appointed Master of the Queen's Musick to Queen Victoria, and afterward held the same office under Kings Edward VII and George V. Signature with sentiment. Mounted............40-60

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4172. Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) Pulitzer Prize Am. playwright. Sig. envelope honoring Eugene O'Neill.

4173. Miriam MacMillan [1905-1970] female explorer. Sig/inscribed on back of Schooner Bowdoin postcard.

4174. Marion Mack - actress. Signed 3x5 card, 1989.

4175. Sir George Harnage [1792-1866] Brit. Naval Commander. Clip signature.

4176. Lewis B. Hershey [1893-1977] Am. general. Signed card.

4177. J. G. Holland [1819-1881] Am. poet, novelist. Sig. w/sentiment.

4178. Mary Howitt [1799-1888] Brit. poet. Clip signature.

4179. William Howitt [1792-1879] Brit. author. Clip signature.

4180. Park Godwin [1816-1904] Am. journalist. Signature, 1866.


4181. [THEATRE] Harriett Vernon [1851-1923] British actress. Clip signature.

4182. Jack Mulhall [1887-1979] actor; in 430 films. Sig/inscribed.

4183. Glenway Westcott [1901-1987] Am. writer. Sig. presentation page from book.

4184. John Hall Wheelock [1886-1978] Am. poet. Sig. in return address.

4185. Kate Terry [1844-1924] Brit. actress; sister of Ellen Terry. Clip signature.

4186. Camille Darville [1863-?] Dutch actress, singer. Signed card.

4187. Benson J. Lossing (1813-1891) was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a Charter Trustee of Vassar College. Signature DATED 1877.

4188. Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) American poet, critic, and essayist was born at Hartford, Connecticut. SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT.

4189. George V. Hobart [1867-1926] American Playwright. Signature with sentiment, New York, 1908.

4190. William Henry Irwin (Will) (1873 - 1948) was a U.S. author, writer and journalist. For the Bohemian Club, he wrote the Grove Play The Hamadryads in 1904. Signature.

4191. [MUSIC] Pierre Luboshutz [1891-1971] Russian-American pianist. Signed card, with sentiment written in different hand.

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4192. Rex Beach [1877-1949]. American writer. Fine SIGNATURE.

4193. [OPERA] SALVATORE BACCALONI (1900-1969) Italian Opera Singer. SIGNATURE on Card (dtd 1957 on verso).

4194. Madge Kennedy (1891-1987) movie and stage actress of the silent film era. ANS on 3x5 card.

4195. [NOBEL] Arthur Kornberg [1918-2007] American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)" together with Dr. Severo Ochoa of New York University. SIGNED 3x5 card.


4196. FRED. T. FRELINGHUYSEN - Signed piece of tan colored cloth, approx. 7 x 7.5. Light stain well away from signature. Signed 1885 as Sec. of State..........25-35

4197. Samuel Hopkins Adams [1871-1958] Am. writer. Signature.


4198. [ENTERTAINER] BILLY DE WOLFE (1907-1974) American Actor - Toothy comic actor entered vaudeville as a musical comedy performer in his teens. He gained fame in several nightclub and Broadway revues of the late 1930s and early 1940s, in which he generally portrayed an overemphatic effeminate character. His best-known routine was "Mrs. Murgatroyd," decked out in a flowery hat and steel-rimmed specs, impersonated a middle-aged lady "doing lunch" after a shopping spree. He repeated this bit in 1946's Blue Skies, one of several Paramount releases to benefit from DeWolfe's presence between 1943 and 1950. Hewas also a regular on three TV sitcoms of that era: That Girl (as Marlo Thomas' acting coach), Good Morning, World and The Queen and I. SIGNED/inscribed card with sentiment, 3-1/2 X 2 in.


4199. MONICA DICKENS (1915-1992) British Novelist/Writer. She was a prolific author of more than 50 books. She was the author of the popular "Follyfoot"series for children - The great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, her first book being published in 1939, One Pair of Hands. ANS on a yellow post-it, mounted on larger card.


4200. [OPERA] SIR KEITH FALKNER (1900-1994) British Opera Singer. He was on of the most beloved of singers in the Commonweath, and USA. He directed the Royal College of Music frm 1960-74) Knighted in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II. He originally trained with the RCM, made qreat successes in Vienna, Berlin, Paris. SIGNED card dtd 10/17/91.

4201. [NOBEL PRIZE] HOWARD M. TEMIN (1934-1994) American Virologist - Nobel Przie Winner - in 1975 shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with his former professor Renato Dulbecco and another of Dulbecco's students, David Baltimore, for his codiscovery of the enzyme reverse transcriptase. Skeptics pointed out that Temin's suggestion contradicted the contemporary tenet of molecular biology: that genetic information always passed from DNA to RNA, rather than the reverse. But in 1970 both Temin and Baltimore proved Temin's hypothesis correct. They identified an enzyme (reverse transcriptase) in the virus that synthesizes DNA that contains the information in the viral RNA. SIGNED/inscribed 3x5 card.

4202. [NOBEL PRIZE] CHARLES H. TOWNES (1915- ) American Physicist/Inventor. His principal scientific work is in microwave spectroscopy, nuclear and molecular structure, quantum electronics, radio astronomy and infrared astronomy. He holds the original patent for the maser and (with Arthur Schawlow) the original laser patent. He received the Nobel Prize in 1964 "for fundamental work in quantum electronics which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle." SIGNATURE on 4x6 card.


4203. Walt Mason [1862-?] "Uncle Walt" the Emporia, Kansas poet whose inimitable wit brought him national reputation. SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT, 1912.

4204. Lew Ayres - actor. Signed 3x5 card.

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4205. Alan Bates - actor. Signature.

4206 Adrien Brody - actor. Signature.

4207. June Allyson - actress. Signed 3x5 card.

4208. Jo Van Fleet - actress. Signed 3x5 card & unsigned 8x10 photo.

4209. [OPERA] Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) celebrated operatic contralto. SIGNATURE mounted to larger sheet..........25-35


4210. [MUSIC] Andre Kostelanetz [1901-1980] conductor. Pencil sig. on mounted album page [1951].

4211. [MUSIC] Mischa Elman [1891-1967] violinist. Sig. 1939. Crease folds.

4212. [OPERA] Marguerite Piazza [b. 1926?] soprano. Sig. on album page.

4213. [MUSIC] Johannes Wolff [1856-1925] violinist. Portrait painted by John Singer Sargent. Clip Sig.

4214. [MUSIC] Don Gibson [1928-2003] Country musician. Signature on music composition paper.

4215. [MUSIC] Stanislaw Skrowaczewski [b.1923] conductor/composer. Sig. 3x5 card 1995.

4216. [MUSIC] John Gary [1932-1998] vocalist. Sig. w/sentiment on 3x5 card.

4217. [OPERA] Dezso Ernster [1899-1981] Hungarian Bass. Sig. on album with; also sig. by Met Star, Lucille Browning.

4218. [OPERA] Elsa Stralia [1881-1945] Australian soprano. Sig. w/sentiment.

4219. [OPERA] Jolanda Magnoni [1913-2001] Signature dated 1945.


4220. [ART] B. W. Clinedinst [1859-1931] Am. artist. Signature.

4221. Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 - 1908) American poet, story-writer and critic. SIGNED CARD dated 1892.

4222. [FILM] Elijah Wood (b.1981) American actor. Making his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989), he landed a succession of subsequent larger roles and became a critically acclaimed child actor by age 13. SIGNED 3X5 CARD.

4223. [CABINET] Frances C. Perkins (1882-1965) U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman ever appointed to the cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. SIGNATURE. VG.

4224. Baron Ashburton [1774-1848] Brit. politician. Signature.

4225. Adrian Aeschbacher [1912-2002] Swiss pianist. ANS, 1947.

4226. Irving Bacheller [1859-1950] Am. writer. ANS on small card.

4227. 2nd Viscount BARRINGTON [1717-1793] Brit. Sec. War. Signature.

4228. [MUSIC] Adolf Ruthardt [1849-1934] German pianist, composer. Signature.

4229. Ralph A. Benson [1828-1886] Brit. Cricket player. Signature.

4230. Samuel Appleton [1766-1853] Am. merchant, philanthropist. Signature.

4231. Henry W. Phillips [1820-1868] Brit. portrait painter. Signature.


4232 George Grote [1794-1871] Brit. historian. Clip signature.

4233. McClelland Barclay [1891-1942] Am. artist. Signature.

4234. Chaim Gross [1904-1991] Am. sculptor. Signature.

4235. Margaret E. Sangster (1838-1912) American poet, author, and editor. She was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. CLIP SIGNATURE.

4236. [MEDICINE] George Frederick Dick [1881-1967]. American physician, b. Fort Wayne, Ind. Professor, Rush Medical Coll. (1918-33), professor and head of department of medicine, U. of Chicago (1933-45). With his wife, isolated (1923) the bacterium of, and originated a serum for, scarlet fever; also devised Dick test to determine susceptibility to scarlet fever. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4237. Eugene Hale [1836-1918] US senator (Maine). Signature 1911.

4238. ( MEDICAL HISTORY) FRED B. SNITE SR. - Polio victim who in 1945 was placed in an iron lung longer than any other person in medical history [since 1936]. Signed 3x5 card..



4239. CLAUDE AVELINE [1901-1992] Fr. writer. SIGNATURE with sentiment.

4240. [MARYLAND] JOHNSON, William Cost, a Representative from Maryland; born near Jefferson, Frederick County, Md., January 14, 1806; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Frederick County, Md.; member of the State house of representatives in 1831 and 1832; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1843); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-sixth Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Twenty-seventh Congress); continued the practice of his profession until his death in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1860; interment in the Reformed Church Cemetery, Jefferson, Md. FINE CLIP SIGNATURE.


4241. [NY] FISHER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., March 13, 1806; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; managed an iron manufacturing establishment in Hamilton, Canada, 1836-1856; member of the city council of Hamilton 1848 and 1849 and served as mayor in 1850; returned to New York State and settled in Batavia in 1856; acted as State commissioner in the erection of the institution for the blind in Batavia 1866-1868; president of a fire insurance company; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; engaged in the fire insurance business; died in Batavia, N.Y., on March 28, 1882; interment in Batavia Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4242. [KENTUCKY] BELL, Joshua Fry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., November 26, 1811; attended the public schools; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1828; studied law in Lexington, Ky.; traveled in Europe for several years before admission to the bar; commenced practice in Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846; secretary of state of Kentucky in 1849; chosen by the legislature as one of six commissioners to the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the Border State convention in 1861; nominated in 1863 by the Union Democrats for Governor of Kentucky, but declined to accept the nomination; member of the State house of representatives 1862-1867; died in Danville, Ky., August 17, 1870; interment in Bellevue Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4243. [KENTUCKY] STANTON, Richard Henry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Alexandria, Va., September 9, 1812; completed preparatory studies; attended Alexandria Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Maysville, Ky., in 1835; editor of the Maysville Monitor 1835-1842; postmaster of Maysville; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses), Committee on Elections (Thirty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; State's attorney 1858-1861; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; district judge 1868-1874; resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1885; died in Maysville, Ky., March 20, 1891; interment in Maysville Cemetery. SIGNED CARD.


4244. [NY] McCARTY, Andrew Zimmerman, a Representative from New York; born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., July 14, 1808; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Pulaski, Oswego County, N.Y.; county clerk of Oswego County 1840-1843; member of the State assembly in 1846 and 1847; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); resumed the practice of his profession in Pulaski; register of bankruptcy 1875-1879; died in Pulaski, Oswego County, N.Y., April 23, 1879; interment in Pulaski Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4245. [KENTUCKY] BRISTOW, Francis Marion, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Clark County, Ky., August 11, 1804; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Elkton; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1833; served in the State senate in 1846; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Presley Underwood Ewing and served from December 4, 1854, to March 3, 1855; elected as a candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for reelection in 1860; resumed the practice of law; member of the House Committee of Thirty-three appointed by the Speaker in December 1860 to consider proposals to avert the impending disaster and also attended the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Elkton, Todd County, Ky., June 10, 1864; interment in the family burying ground. Mounted SIGNATURE.


4246. [AUSTRALIA] Ronald Crauford Munro-Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (1860-1934), sixth Governor-General of Australia, was probably the most politically influential holder of this post. Card SIGNED, 12/4/30. VG.

4247. [US CONGRESS] albim page signed by: JADWIN, Cornelius Comegys, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 27, 1835; attended the common schools; taught school for four years; studied civil engineering and pharmacy; engaged as a civil and mining engineer 1857-1861; entered the drug business and located in Honesdale, Pa., in 1862; served on the board of education of his district for nine years and was president for three years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; continued the drug business in Honesdale, Pa., until his death there on August 17, 1913; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery. ALSO signed by: JONES, Phineas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., April 18, 1819; attended the common schools; moved to Elizabeth (then called Elizabethtown), N.J., in 1855; member of the city council of Elizabeth 1856-1860; moved to Newark in 1860; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits; vice president of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society; member of the State house of assembly in 1873 and 1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; retired from active life and died in Newark, N.J., April 19, 1884; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J. Signed on other side by: WILLITS, Edwin, a Representative from Michigan; born at Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 24, 1830; moved to Michigan with his parents in September 1836; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in June 1855; settled in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., in April 1856; editor of the Monroe Commercial 1856-1861; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1857 and commenced practice in Monroe; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1860-1862; member of the State board of education 1860-1872; appointed postmaster of Monroe January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln, and removed by President Johnson October 15, 1866; member of the commission to revise the constitution of the State in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; principal of the State normal school at Ypsilanti 1883-1885; president of the Michigan Agricultural College 1885-1889; First Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from March 23, 1889, to December 31, 1893; continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there October 22, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Monroe, Mich. VG.

4248. [MAINE] LADD, George Washington, a Representative from Maine; born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, September 28, 1818; attended the common schools and Kents Hill Seminary; engaged in the drug business in Bangor, Maine; later engaged in the lumber, commission, and wholesale grocery business in Bangor; was also interested in railroad development; elected as a Greenback candidate to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, January 30, 1892; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4249. [FILM] ANN SOTHERN (1909- 2001) American film and television actress with a career spanning six decades. Signed 3x5 card. Fine.

4250. [FILM] Luise Rainer (b. 1910) German film actress. Known as The "Viennese Teardrop", she is the first woman to win two Academy Awards, and the first person to win them back to back. SIGNED 3X5 CARD. FINE...............20-30

4251. Gale Storm (1922-2009) American actress and singer, who starred in two popular television programs of the 1950s, My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show. Signed 3x5 card. Fine............20-30

4252. Ralph A. Dungan, Special Assistant to the President, 1961-1964; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1964-1967; Chancellor of Higher Education, State of New Jersey. Signed 3x5 card. VG.


4253. Hyacinthe Loyson (known as "Pere Hyacinthe") [1827-1912] controversial Roman Catholic priest, religious figure and author. In 1869/70 he broke with the Catholic Church - largely over the Vatican Council of 1870, with its doctrine of papal infallibility - and in 1872 married an American heiress, Emilie Jane Butterfield Meriman. Identified as one of the Old Catholics , Loyson continued to write and preach and ultimately (building on a long French tradition) established as a separate church the Gallican Church. SIGNATURE. Mounting traces on verso o/w VG.......20-30

4254. Phil Baker (1896-1963) popular American comedian and emcee on radio. Baker was also a vaudeville actor, composer, songwriter, accordionist and author. SIGNED CARD.

4255. [NY] LAMPORT, William Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Brunswick, N.Y., May 27, 1811; moved with his parents to Gorham, Ontario County, in 1826; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; supervisor of Gorham in 1848 and 1849; sheriff of Ontario County 1850-1853; member of the State assembly in 1854; moved to Canandaigua in 1864; president of the village of Canandaigua in 1866 and 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; retired to Canandaigua, N.Y., where he died July 21, 1891; interment in the West Avenue Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE, mounted.


4256. [GOLF] PATTY Berg (1918-2006) was a founding member, and leading player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Her fifteen major title wins remains the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer. SIGNED 3x5 card.

4257. MURIEL EARHART MORRISSEY [sister of Emila Earhart]. Signed 3x5 card.

4258. (HARVARD) JOHN LANGDON SIBLEY (1804-1885) Librarian at Harvard [1856-77]. Signature on blue paper, 5 x 1-3/4.


4259. [INDIANA] DUNN, George Grundy, a Representative from Indiana; born in Washington County, Ky., December 20, 1812; moved to Monroe County, Ind.; completed preparatory studies and attended the Indiana University at Bloomington; moved to Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., in 1833, where he taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bedford, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848; served in the State senate from 1850 until 1852, when he resigned; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; died in Bedford, Ind., September 4, 1857; interment in Green Hill Cemetery. SIGNATURE.


4260. [PENN] CRAWFORD, Thomas Hartley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chambersburg, Pa., November 14, 1786; was graduated from Princeton College in 1804; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Chambersburg; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834; appointed a commissioner to investigate alleged frauds in the sale of the Creek Reservation in 1836; appointed by President Van Buren Commissioner of Indian Affairs and served from October 22, 1838, to October 30, 1845; appointed by President Polk as judge of the criminal court of the District of Columbia in 1845 and served until 1861, when the court was reorganized; died in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 1863; interment in the Congressional Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4261. [NY] BEACH, Lewis, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 30, 1835; was graduated from the Yale Law School in 1856; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York; took up residence in Orange County, N.Y., in 1861; member and treasurer of the Democratic State central committee 1877-1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, until his death at his home, "Knoll View," Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y., August 10, 1886; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4262. [MAINE] John Lynch (February 18, 1825 &endash; July 21, 1892) was a nineteenth century politician, merchant, manufacturer and newspaper publisher from Maine. Born in Portland, Maine, Lynch attended public schools as a child and graduated from Portland High School in 1842. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, was manager of the Portland Daily Press in 1862 and was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1862 to 1864. He was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1864, serving from 1865 to 1873. There, Lynch served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy from 1869 to 1871 and of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury from 1871 to 1873. Afterwards, he permanently moved to Washington, D.C. where he established the Washington Daily Union in 1877 and engaged in the manufacturing of bricks and drain pipes. Lynch died while on a visit in Portland, Maine on July 21, 1892 and was interned in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. SIGNATURE.

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