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4000. [BRITISH] Louise Creighton, née von Glehn (1850-1936) British author of books on historical and socio-political topics, and an activist for greater role of women both within society and within the Church of England. In 1872, she married Mandell Creighton, later a historian and bishop in the Church of England. CLIP SIGNATURE..........25-35



4001. Eleanor Painter (1891 - 1947) American opera singer. She had a successful career of almost two decades. Pencil signature on card with sentiment.

4002. Commodore John Downes (1786 &endash; 1854) was an officer in the United States Navy, whose service covered the first half of the 19th century. Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Downes in honor of him. Clip signature.

4003. John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) American Methodist Episcopal bishop. Clip signature.

4004. George Madden Martin (1866-1946) American fiction writer. ANS, 1924.

4005. Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) U.S. Representative from Connecticut, father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour. Clip signature.

4006. William Howitt (1792-1879) English author. Clip signature.

4007. Frank Hastings Hamilton (1813&endash;1886) was a noted American surgeon, born at Wilmington, Vt. In his later years, his place in history was secured by a tragic event. "Almost immediately after President Garfield was shot in 1881, Mrs. Garfield insisted upon sending for Dr. Hamilton. He was telegraphed for, and a special train being provided him, he went directly to the President's bedside. Until the President died, Dr. Hamilton in connection with Drs. Bliss and Agnew was almost constantly in attendance". Signed card...........50-75

4008. Emma Speed Sampson author who wrote the last 5 books from The Bluebird Books series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. Signature, inscribed [pencil] 1923.

4009. James Parton (1822-1891) England-born American biographer. He was the most popular biographer of his day in America. AQS, New York, March 10, 1864. "I welcome Maryland to the union of Free States! Jas. Parton."

4010. Alice May (1847 &endash; 16 August 1887),[1] sometimes known as Louise Allen, was an English singer and actress, perhaps best remembered as the creator of the soprano role of Aline in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer (1877). Clip signature. Light stain.

4011. John Ransom Buck (1835-1917) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Signature.

4012. Charles H. King - Admiral. Signature.

4013. Gabriel Garcia Tassara [1817-1875] writer. Clip signature.

4014. The Very Rev. Dr William Buckland DD FRS (12 (1784-1856) English geologist, palaeontologist and Dean of Westminster, who wrote the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, Megalosauruswhich he named. Signed address panel addressed to Michael Faraday [1791-1867] the English chemist and physicist............50-75


4015. EARL of CLARNEDEN (4th) (1800-1870) (Willam F. Villiers) British Diplomat- Lord Lt. of Ireland (1847-52),Foreign Secretary 3 times between 1853 and 1870.He was posted to Ireland at the time of the GREAT POTATO FAMINE. His diplomatic skill was shown at the Congress of Paris in 1856 and in the settlement of the dispute between Britain and the US over the Alabama Cruiser incident. SIGNATURE with ending from a letter...............................20-30


4016. James Oakes [1826-1910] American General. Clip signature.

4017. [WATERLOO] Beaumont Hotham, 3rd Baron Hotham (1794-1870) British soldier, peer and long-standing Conservative Member of Parliament. Hotham fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and later achieved the rank of General. Signed address panel postmarked 1829. Attractive example.........40-60

4018. Lillian Freeman Vlarke [1842-1921] American writer. Signature, 1893.

4019. Edna Bryner [1866-1967] American writer. Signature, 1929.

4020. Clara Louise Burnham [1854-1927] American writer. Signature, 1890.

4021. William Allen Butler [1825-1902] American writer. Clip signature.

4022. William Farquhar Payson [1876-1939] American writer. ANS, 1935

4023. Colonel John Purviance [1743-1823] At the commencement of the Revolutionary war, he volunteered and was appointed Lieutenant in the army. He behaved himself valiantly during the war, and was gradually promoted to the office of Colonel. He fought bravely for the liberty of his country, and rejoiced to see the Colony free. He returned a thankful heart to the bosom of his family, and lived happily there until the fall of 1791. He moved with his family to Sumner County, Tennessee. The country there was almost a wilderness. In the spring of 1792, his second son, John Purviance, while in the field at work, was shot, scalped, he was so near the house, that his wife could hear the Indian yells, and she would have run to her husband in the midst of them, had she not have been prevented by the interposition of her friends. They had been married but a few months. Col. John Purviance being alarmed at these savage cruelties, left the place and moved to Caneridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky, where the inhabitants were less exposed to Indian attacks. Clip signature dated 1781.........50-75

4024. John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC, FRS (1834-1913) English banker, biologist, archaeologist and Liberal politician. Signed printed poscard accepting position as steward at Annual Dinner, 1899.

4025. Melbourne [1779-1848] Prime Minister of Great Britain. Clip Signature.......50-75

4026. Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) was a major American novelist during the 1920-1940 period and a figure in the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s. Signed presentation/edition page removed from the book "GOODBYE WISCONSIN". Fine.

4027. Clifford Bax (1886-1962)versatile English writer, known particularly as a playwright, a journalist, critic and editor, and a poet, lyricist and hymn writer. He also was a translator, for example of Goldoni. The composer Arnold Bax was his brother, and set some of his words to music. A fold open card signed.

4028. Sir Francis Palgrave [1788-1861] English historian. Clip signature mounted to card.

4029. Gladys Hasty Carroll [1904-1999] American novelist. Slip containing 2 of her signatures [could be separated]..........40-60

4030. Irving Bacheller [1859-1950] American writer. Brief AQS.......40-60


4031. Philip Berrigan (1923-2002) was an internationally renowned American peace activist, Christian anarchist and former Roman Catholic priest. Along with his brother Daniel Berrigan, he was for a time on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for acts of vandalism including destruction of government property. Signature, inscribed on 3x5 card..........20-30

4032. Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876- 1977) American politician, the 14th Governor of Wyoming from 1925 to 1927, and director of the United States Mint from 1933-1953. She was the first woman to serve as governor of a U.S. state. To date, she remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. She was a staunch supporter of prohibition during the 1920s. Clip signature/

4033. Ernesto Rossi (1897 - 1967) Italian politician, journalist and anti-fascist activist. His ideas contributed to the Partito d'Azione, and subsequently the Partito Radicale co-authur of the Ventotene Manifesto. Signed card, 1881.

4034. Mary Maxwell [1835-1915] British Victorian novelist. Clip signature.


4035. George William Curtis (1824-1892)American writer and public speaker, born in Providence, Rhode Island, of old New England stock. CLIP SIGNATURE with sentiment...........20-30

4036. William T. Moncrieff [1794-1857] English dramatist. Signature in form of return address.

4037. Quida [1839-1908] British novelist. Clip signature.

4038. Carlos Fuentes Macías (b.1928) Mexican writer and one of the best-known living novelists and essayists in the Spanish-speaking world. He has influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages. Signed, inscribed card.

4039. Leonard Merrick [1864-1939] British Playwright. Clip signature.

4040. Charles Doughty [1843-1926] English poet. Clip signature.

4041. J. A. Coulangheon [1875-1904] French, author, poet. His output was small, as he died young. Rare signature............50-75

4042. Alfred Henry Lewis [1857-1914] American journalist and novelist. Signed card.

4043. Edmund Blunden [1896-1974] English, poet, author. Signed Presentation/edition page from his book "Near & Far} 1929. Fine.

4044. Andre LeBon [1859-1938] French statesman, diplomat; one of the most influential men of his time. Signature.

4045. Chauncey M. Depew [1834-1928] US senator from NY. Signed card, 1904.

4046. Christopher Fry [1907-2005] English playwright. Signed, inscribed card, 1996. On lined side of 6x" card.

4047. Alexander Dallas Bache [1806-1867] American physicist, scientist and surveyor who erected coastal fortifications and conducted a detailed survey mapping of the United States coastline. Clip signature with sentiment.

4048. John Russell [1792-1878] served twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Signed address panel postmarked 1837.........50-75

4049. ROBERT C. WINTHROP (1809-1894) American Statesman/Politician - He studied law under Daniel Webster, was admitted (1831) to the bar, and was (1835-41) a Whig member of the Massachusetts legislature. He served (1842-50) in the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming SPEAKER of the US Hse of Rep. in 1847. Appointed (1850) to the Senate to complete Daniel Webster's unexpired term, he was defeated (1851) for reelection by Charles Sumner. He was generally considered a moderate in the sectional disputes leading up to the Civil War. He gained a reputation as an orator and was the chief speaker at the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument (1848) and again (1885) at its dedication. After 1851 he chiefly devoted himself to literary and philanthropic work. Winthrop College in South Carolina was named in his honor. His writings include The Life and Letters of John Winthrop (1864-67), Washington, Bowdoin, and Franklin (1876), and Memoir of Henry Clay (1880). SIGNATURE & last few lines clipped from letter..........20-30


4050. [ART] Sears Gallagher [1869-1955] American artist of note, Signature with sentiment dated 1930...........20-30

4051. Anson Burlingame (1820-1870) American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Clip signature.

4052. Frank Johnson - American Disney animator. Signature in form of return address [Walt Disney Co.].

4053. [CABINET] Curtis D. Wilbur [1867-1954] 43rd United States Secretary of the Navy. Signature with sentiment.

4054. John Trowbridge [1827-1916] American author. Signature, 1887.

4055. Edward Stewart White [1873-1946] American author. Signed, inscribed card.

4056. Henry Watterson (1840-1921) American journalist who founded the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also served part of one term in the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat. He fought for the Confederate States of America under General Nathan B. Forrest during the American Civil War, and edited a pro-Confederate newspaper, the Chattanooga Rebel. Signature on mounted card.

4057. Gehan Al Sadat (b. 1933) widow of Anwar Sadat and as such was first lady of Egypt from 1970 until Sadat's assassination in 1981. Two postage stamps, each signed by her.

4058. Elden le Roy Auker (1910- 2006) American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball noted for his submarine pitching style. Signed card.


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4059. Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick Marshall [1829-1900] British Officer famed for his service in India. Clip signature.

4060. John M. Bacon - Civil War soldier. Born in Kentucky he joined the army in 1860. Later became Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Wiiliam T. Sherman, and was made Brig. General. Clip signature with rank as Colonel.

4061. Josiah Gilbert Holland [1819-1881] American writer. Clip signature.

4062. Gilbert Frankau [1884-1952] British novelist. Signature.

4063. WILLIAM R. ALGER [1822-1905] American Unitarian Minister, author. SIGNATURE on album page dated 1879.

4064. Arnold Allan Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle CB, GCVO, TD, VD, JP (1858-1942), known as Viscount Bury from 1891 to 1894, was a British soldier, courtier and Conservative politician. Signed card.

4065. James Allen (1864-1912) was a philosophical writer of British nationality known for his inspirational books and poetry. CLIP SIGNATURE "J. Allen."

4066. Bertha Behrens (1850&endash;1912) was a German novelist, who used the pen name W. Heimburg. She completed Das Eulenhaus, a posthumous novel by Marlitt in the Gartenlaube, in which periodical most of her novels appeared. Signature in form of return address on back of envelope, 1885 [mounted to larger sheet.

4067. Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE (1887-1969) British politician and diarist. She was the daughter of H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister from 1908-1916, and later became active in Liberal politics herself, being a leading opponent of appeasement, standing for Parliament and being made a life peer. She was also involved in arts and literature. Her illuminating diaries cover her father's premiership before and during World War I and continue until the 1960s. She was Winston Churchill's closest female friend, and also the grandmother of well-known actress Helena Bonham Carter. Clip signature.

4068. Harold MacGrath [1871-1932] American writer. Signature.

4069. Stephen Samuel Wise (1874&endash;1949) Austro-Hungarian-born American Reform rabbi and Zionist leader. Clip signature.

4070. Grant Thorburn (1773-1863) American author and seedsman. He founded a business and issued a catalogue selling his seeds, the first in American history. Later he would publish articles and sketches in newspapers and magazines. Clip signature. Mounting stain do show.

4071. George William Curtis (1824-1892) Am. writer. Signature.

4072. Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) Am.n artist and writer. Sig. 1908.

4073. Robert Collyer (1823-1912)Am. Unitarian clergyman. Signature 1964.

4074. E.H. Conger (1843-1907) Am. diplomat. Nice signature w/picture.

4075. E.E. Partridge (1900-1990) Us Air Force general. Sig. card [lined side]

4076. Charles Major (1856-1913) Am. novelist. ANS on card, 1901.

4077. Henry van Dyke (1852-1933) Am. author and clergyman. Signature 1907.

4078. Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919) Brit. Am. novelist. Sig. card, 1901.

4079. Maud B. Booth (1865-1948) Salvation Army leader and co-founder of the Volunteers of America. Signed card, with sentiment, 3x2 in........35-45

4080. [BRITISH] General Alexander Nelson Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport, 4th Duke of Bronté GCB (1814-1904) British soldier and courtier. Clip Signature as Lord Bridport.

4081. Early Stage Actors - signatures of: James Powers, Sydney Parradough, Eric Hope, Richard Golden, Max Freeman, Stephen Grattan, Harold Blake......50-75

4082. [THEATRE] MARY F. SCOTT-SIDDONS (1844-1896) Indian born-English Actress. She was born in India. Scott Siddons made her professional debut at Nottingham, England, as Lady Macbeth. She first appeared in London in 1867 at the Haymarket Theatre, as Rosalind in "As You Like It." Her American debut was at the Boston Museum and her New York debut was as Rosalind in "As You Like It" at the Worrell Sisters' Theatre in 1868. She joined Augustin Daly's company in New York in 1869 SIGNED card.

4083. [FILM] Tom Tully (1908-1982) American film actor. He received an Academy Award nomination for the role of the first commander of the "Caine" in 1954's The Caine Mutiny, with Humphrey Bogart. Signature.

4084. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) noted American clergyman and author. Today, he is probably best known for authoring the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem". SIGNATURE on card, 3.5 x 2.5 in. VG example............40-60



4085. [MUSIC] Sir Walter Alcock (1861-1947) English organist and composer born at Edenbridge, Kent. After a brief series of posts (Holy Trinity Sloane Street and St. Margaret's, Westminster ), in 1893 he was appointed Organ Professor at the Royal College of Music. He was appointed assistant organist of Westminster Abbey in 1896. He was organist of the Chapels Royal from 1902. In 1916 he became organist of Salisbury Cathedral where he oversaw a strictly faithful restoration of the famous Father Willis organ, even going to such lengths as to refuse to allow parts of the instrument to leave the cathedral in case any unauthorized tonal alteration were made without his knowledge. He played the organ at Westminster Abbey at the coronations of three monarchs: Edward VII (1902), George V (1911) and George VI (1937). He was knighted in 1933 for services to music and was a noted teacher, whose published material for organ students is still thought valuable. Among his notable pupils are Edward Bairstow, Ralph Downes, and S. Drummond Wolff. Signature, closely cropped, 3 x 7/8". Will put up scan on request.........25-35

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4086. [REV. WAR] James Fairlie (1757 or 1759 - 1830) born in New York City of Scottish ancestry. His father was said to have been captain of a ship in the Havana trade. James was a Revolutionary war officer who settled in Albany after the war. Still in his teens, in 1776 Fairlie was commissioned and ensign an then second lieutenant in the First New York Regiment of the Continental Line. By 1778, he had been promoted to major and served as aide-de-camp to General Von Steuben until the end of the war. He was on active duty with the Revolutionary army and was noted as a recruiter. After the war, he sought to acquire and trade in military bounties and bounty rights. Offered here SIGNATURE with sentiment clipped from letter. Fairly prominent damp staining.............35-45


4087. [SCIENCE] MIN CHEUH CHANG (1909-1992) American Biologist- With Gregory Pincus and John Rock invented the BIRTH CONTROL PILL They had the idea that perhaps some form of progesterone, the second ovarian hormone, might be used safely birth control. They began to do animal experiments with progestins (artificial progesterones), which in the early 1950's were just becoming available in a form to be taken orally. They collaborated their studies and information with Dr John Rock, a Harvard gynaecologist and infertility expert. Rock was also doing experiments with ovarian hormones but giving them on a short-term basis to women with complex fertility problems.By the mid 1950's they were ready to move into the next stage of their work - testing a contraceptive on humans. CLIPPED SIGNATURE.

4088. [MEDICINE] George Crile [1864-1943]. American surgeon; a founder and first director (1921-40) of Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Conducted pioneering research into shock, surgical trauma, resuscitation, etc. SIGNED/INSCRIBED card with sentiment.

4089. IRVIN S. COBB - writer. Clip signature. [stains]

4090. JOHN VANCE CHENEY - poet. Signed card.

4091. BARTLEY T. CAMPBELL - American writer. Signature.

4092. ELLIS PARKER BUTLER - ANS on correspondent's letter.

4093. EDGAR FAWCETT - American writer. Clip signature.

4094. LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON - American writer. Signed card, 1875. Fair condition.

4095. JAMES G. PERCIVAL[1795-1856] American poet. Clip signature.

4096. MILITARY] General Sir Peter Edgar de la Couer de la Billière (b. 1934) is a former British soldier, who was Director of the United Kingdom Special Forces during the Iranian Embassy Siege and Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in the 1990 Gulf War. signed card.

4097. Samuel Appleton (1766-1853) American merchant and philanthropist, active in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Great Britain. The city of Appleton, Wisconsin was said to have been named in his honor. Clip Signature mounted, 1851.

4098. [ENGLAND] Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL, FKC (born 2 July 1915), is a senior British peer and a retired Brigadier in the British Army. He was born in Rome. From 1943 to 1972, when he succeeded his father, he was known as Marquess Douro, and he is currently styled His Grace The Duke of Wellington. He joined the British Army, serving in the Second World War with the Royal Horse Guards. He eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding that regiment in 1954. He then moved to the Household Cavalry Regiment, which he began commanding in 1959. He commanded the 22nd Armoured Brigade (1960-1961), served in the British Army of the Rhine, and became defence attaché to Spain in 1964; he retired from the Army in 1968 as a Brigadier. During his period of service, he received the Military Cross. Sigbature, WITH SENTIMENT ON STATIONERY, DATED 1987. FOLD LINES O/W VG............20-30

4099. [MUSIC] JOHNNY DESMOND (1919-1985) Am. Singer/Actor /Songwriter SIGNED/inscribed Vintage Album page.

4100. [THEATRE] FRANCIS WILSON [1854-1935] American actor. He began his career in a minstrel show, but by 1878 was playing at the Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, and the next year appeared in M'liss with Annie Pixley. After several years in regular comedy, he took up some opera, most successfully in Erminie (1886). SIGNATURE dated 1891. Mounted.

4101. [FILM] EMIL SITKA (1914-1998) American Actor. He spent many years as a comic foil for the Three Stooges, from 1957-1965, first appearing with the Stooges in Half-Wits Holiday. He himself was about to become a Stooge in 1975 when Moe Howard passed away and broke up the trio forever. Sitka started out working odd jobs in mid-'30s Hollywood to support his family. Tiny acting roles were among those jobs. Sitka continued to appear in over 500 short films working with some of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, and Red Skelton. SIGNED/inscribed 3x5 card.

4102. LOUISE DRISCOLL (1875-1957) American Poet. She was the author of many works of prose, some of her most famous poems were: Harbury, The Accused, The Highway others. SIGNATURE, with sentiment.

4103. HARRIET DOER (1910-2002 ) American Auhtor/Short Story Writer. She started very late in life, . In 1982, she won the Henfield Foundation Award for a group of short stories which led to the publication of her first novel, Stones for Ibarra, two years later. Written under a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the book went on to win the American Book Award for First Fiction. In 1990, she published a book of short stories, Under an Aztec Sun. Her second novel Consider this Senora was released in 1993. In 1995, she published another collection of short stories, Tiger in the Grass: Stories and other Inventions. SIGNATURE/inscribed with unsigned 5x7 portrait photograph.

4104. MARRINER S. ECCLES (1890-1977) American Banker/Businessman. He was one of the leading banking figures in the Intermountain West during the 1920s, was the First chairman of the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors between 1934 and 1948, and later became an international businessman. ANS dtd 8/30/73.

4105. HELGA SANDBURG (1916- ) American Author/Poet; Carl Sandburg. SIGNED/inscribed stationary, March 1973, with sentiment.

4106. [OPERA] LAURENCE TIBBETT (1896-1960) Am. Opera Star. SIGNATURE/inscribed on album page,1939. On verso is Paramount Actress Jane Gilbert.

4107. Princess of Ludwig Ferdiinand -Infanta Paz of Spain (María de la Paz de Borbón y Borbón) (Madrid, June 23, 1862 - Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, December 4, 1946) was an infanta of Spain. A daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain, she married her first cousin Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria. She lived for the rest of her life in Germany, dedicating her time to her family, charity work and writing poetry. She wrote a book of memoirs: Through Four Revolutions: 1862-1933. Very brief autograph note signed Paz.

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4108. [BRITAIN] Ward, Mary Augusta. Known as Mrs. Humphry Ward. [1851-1920]. English novelist, b. Tasmania. Niece of Matthew Arnold; m. (1872) Thomas Humphry Ward. In her best known novel, the spiritual romance Robert Elsmere (1888), envisioned a vigorous Christianity, divested of the miraculous element and fulfilling the social gospel. Founded (1890) settlement in London which developed into Passmore Edwards Settlement (1897); opponent of woman suffrage. Author of other novels, including David Grieve (1892), Marcella (1894), Lady Rose' s Daughter (1903), The Case of Richard Meynell (1911), Missing (1917), Harvest (1920). CLIP SIGNATURE.

4109. Ted Key (1912- 2008) Am. cartoonist,best known as the creator of the comic strip Hazel. Large signature. 3 mail folds.

4110. Sir ISAAC COFFIN - signature with rank of Rear Admiral. Coffin Bay is a town at the southern extremity of the Eyre Peninsula, which is a wheat growing area of South Australia. British naval explorer Matthew Flinders named the bay on 16 February 1802 in honour of his friend Sir Isaac Coffin. CLIP SIGNATURE.............35-45

4111. [AVIATION] Clarence D. Chamberlin (1893 -1976) was the second man to pilot a fixed-wing aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to the European mainland, while carrying the first transatlantic passenger. Signed card. 3 x 1-7/8". VG.........40-60

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Picture of Chamberlin


4112. [THEATRE] Johnstone Bennett [1870-1906] American stage actress. Signature on 6.5 x 4.5" slip.

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4113. Chas. E. Duryea [1861-1938) Am. manufacturer of motor vehicles. Clip Signature. Good example..........75-100


4114. [FILM] John Rhys-Davies (b. 1944) English-born Welsh actor and vocal actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the charismatic Arabian excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films and the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Clipped Signature. Mounted.

4115. Eddie Albert [1906-2005] Am. actor. Signed 3x5 card.

4116. Mike Douglas [1925-2006] TV Show Host. Signed 3x5 card.

4118. Buddy Hackett [1924-2003] Comedian. Signed 3x5 card.

4119. Steve Allen [1921-2000] Tonight Show host. Signed 3x5 card.

4120. [BRITISH] Sir George Anson GCB KTS (1769-1849) General, commanded a British cavalry brigade under the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War and sat for many years as a Member of Parliament. Signed address panel, dated Sept. 4, 1830. VG..........30-40


4121. [MUSIC] WILLY EICKEMEYER [1879-1925] German composer & pianist. CLIP SIGNATURE.

4122. Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford (1751- 1812) son of Heneage Finch, 3rd Earl of Aylesford, was a British peer. From 1757 until his accession in 1777, he was styled Lord Guernsey. He was an artist of some repute. Eleven of his paintings, part of the Oppe Collection, are held on behalf of the National Museum by the Tate Gallery. CLIP SIGNATURE [toned/mounted].

4123. [MUSIC] Jack Beeson (b. 1921) American composer. He is known particularly for his operas, the best known of which are Lizzie Borden, Hello Out There! andThe Sweet Bye and Bye. Beeson studied privately with Béla Bartók. SIGNATURE/INSCRIBED with sentiment, 2000.


4124. [SCIENCE] AGASSIZ, (Jean) Louis Rodolphe (1807-1873), Swiss-American naturalist, one of the best informed and most capable biologists of his day, with an ability to awaken the public's interest in natural science. SIGNATURE. Light irregular toning...........35-45

4125. [ISRAEL] Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) Israeli military leader and politician. The fourth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces [1953-58], he became a fighting symbol to the world of the new State of Israel. CLOSELY CROPPED signature..........40-60

4126. [ENGLAND] John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge (1820-97), British jurist, eldest son of the jurist Sir John Taylor Coleridge, born in Ottery Saint Mary, and educated at the University of Oxford. He began practicing law in 1846 and was elected to Parliament in 1865. Three years later he was appointed solicitor general and in 1871 became attorney general. He was appointed chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1873, was raised to the peerage in 1874, and was chief justice of the Court of the Queen's Bench from 1880 to 1894. ANS, 1872.

4127. [SCIENCE] Thomas Wright (1711-1786) English astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect and garden designer. Wright is best known for his publication An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe (1750), in which he explains the appearance of the Milky Way as "an optical effect due to our immersion in what locally approximates to a flat layer of stars." This idea was taken up and elaborated by Immanuel Kant in his Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted...........50-75

4128. [NOBEL] Rosalyn S. Yalow (b. 1921) is an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique. SIGNED/INSCRIBED 3x5 card.

4129. [WW II] Horst Petzchler - German Ace. Signed card. Fine.

4130. [MUSIC] Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885) German-born composer and conductor, resident in England for most of his career. DEFECTIVE ALS, 1863 setting time for tea, 1863. Large section of letter has been cut away.

4131. Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) American humorist who achieved great popularity for a newspaper column that depicted suburban home life in the second half of the 20th century. Nice SIGNATURE.

4132. [MEXICO] P. Ortiz Rubio (1877-1963) Mexican politician. He served as president from 1930 to 1932. SIGNATURE.

4133. [SCIENCE] Edward Neville da Costa Andrade [1887-1971]. English physicist. Professor, Artillery Coll., Woolwich (1920-28), U. of London (1928-50). Author of The Structure of the Atom, The Mechanism of Nature, etc. SIGNATURE on card..

4134. {CABINET] James Wilson (1835-1920) Scotland-born United States politician who served as US Secretary of Agriculture from 1897-1913. SIGNED CARD.

4135. [NOBEL PRIZE] Mairead Maguire (b. 1944) co-founded Women for Peace, which later became the Community for Peace People, in Northern Ireland. She received the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Betty Williams, in 1977 (the prize for 1976) for their efforts. SIGNED 3x5 card dated 7/9/94.

4136. [BRITAIN] Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan (1760-1837) succeeded to his title on 24 February 1811, following the death of his uncle James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan. Robert Brudenell was a keen cricketer who made eight known appearances in major cricket matches between 1790 and 1793. He was an early member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), for whose team he played most of his matches [1]. He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Marlborough in both the Parliaments of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from 1797 until 1802. Signed address panel dated June 10, 1821. Toned; dark stain just touches 1st letter "C" of his signature.

4137. [BRITAIN] Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850) was the tenth child and seventh son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He held the title of Duke of Cambridge from 1801 until his death. He also served as Viceroy of Hanover on behalf of his brothers George IV and William IV. His granddaughter, Mary of Teck was the Queen George V of consort. Signed address panel addressed to his sister Her Royal Highness Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh. No date.

4138. George Sylvester Viereck (1884-1962) German-American poet, writer, and propagandist. SIGNATURE, inscribed, with sentiment, 1930.

4139. [OPERA] FRANCES ALDA [1883-1952]. New Zealand operatic soprano. Made debut at Opéra-Comique (1904); at Metropolitan Opera, New York (1908-29); m. (1910; div. 1928) Giulio Gatti-Casazza. Author of Men, Women, and Tenors (1937). SIGNATURE on card dated 1932............40-60

4140. Fanny Heaslip Lea [1884-1955] writer. Signed card.

4141. Geo. William Childs [1829-1894] Am. publisher. Sig./inscribed 1890.

4142. [BRITISH] Elizabeth Wetmore (1861-1929) American journalist and author, perhaps best known for her 1889-1890 race around the world against Nellie Bly, which drew worldwide attention. Closely cropped CLIP SIGNATURE.

Portrait of Wetmore


4143. [ Lord William Pitt LENNOX [1799-1881] English writer; present as spectator at Waterloo [1815]; novelist; edited the "Review" newspaper [1858]. Clipped mounted signature.

4144. [ART] JOSE de CREEFT (1884-1982) Spanish born/American Sculptor - left for Paris in 1905, studying briefly at the Academie Julian and in 1911, attended the Maison Greber to learn to reproduce in stone works initially made in clay and plaster. He broke with his training in modeling and casting in 1915 and turned to direct carving of wood and stone. Through direct carving, his desire to preserve the natural qualities of the material met his interests in the sculptural arts of Pre-Columbian America and Africa. De Creeft was commissioned in 1918 to sculpt a granite war memorial in Saugues (Puy de Dome) dedicated to the French foot soldier, "Le Poilu." From 1927 to 1929, he created two hundred stone carvings in Majorca, Spain. He began exhibiting regularly in modernist exhibitions such as the Salon d'Automne between 1919-28. He emigrated to America in 1929, had his first solo exhibition at Feragil Galleries in New York. He helped to popularize both direct-carving methods and, beginning the following year, the use of ballpeen hammers to make three-dimensional forms from lead sheets - SIGNED/inscribed personal stationary dtd 1981. PICTURES HIM & ONE OF HIS SCULPTURES AT TOP.


4145. Alfred Turner [1852-1932] Am. painter. Signed card. Fine.

4146. Gertrude Beals [1868-1952] Am. painter. Clip signature.

4147. Alfred Wigan [1814-1878] Brit. Victorian actor. Sig. address panel.

4148. Ivor Brown [1891-1974] British journalist. Signed card............15-20

4149. Gilbert Wakefield [1756-1801] Eng. scholar, politician. Soiled signature.

4150. Sir Lewis Casson [1875-1969] Eng. actor. ANS, nd.

4151. [MUSIC] Joseph Schuster [1903-1969] Russian Cellist. Sig. card.

4152. Julian Hawthorne [1846-1934] Am. writer, son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Clip Signature.

4153. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and for the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. CLIP SIGNATURE - good example.

4154. [ART] Larry Rivers [1923-2002] important American artist. Signed 3x5 card.

4155. [TENN] Henry Clay Evans (1843-1921) U.S. Representative from Tennessee. Born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania , Evans moved to Wisconsin in 1844, with his parents, who settled in Platteville, Grant County. He attended the common schools and a business school in Madison. He was graduated from a business training school at Chicago in 1861. During the Civil War, Evans enlisted on May 6, 1864, as a corporal in Company A, 41st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served until September 24, 1864. He settled in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1870 and engaged in the manufacture of freight cars. Evans was elected mayor in 1881, serving two terms. He organized the public-school system of Chattanooga and served as first school commissioner. Evans was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891 ). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. He was First Assistant Postmaster General 1891-1893. Evans was elected Governor of Tennessee in 1894 on the face of the returns, but a legislative recount rejected certain votes and declared his Democratic opponent, Peter Turney, elected. He was appointed Commissioner of Pensions April 1, 1897, and served until May 13, 1902, when he resigned to enter the diplomatic service. He was appointed United States consul general to London, England, May 9, 1902, retiring in 1905. He was chosen commissioner of health and education of Chattanooga in 1911. He died in Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 12, 1921. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, St. Elmo, Chattanooga, Tennessee. CLIP SIGNATURE.


4156. [CANADA] MIKE MYERS (1963- ) Canadian Actor -In 1989,he fulfilled a longtime dream by becoming a member of Saturday Night Live. During his time on the show, which lasted until 1994, he won an Emmy for his writing, and he starred alongside fellow-SNL cast member Dana Carvey in the successful 1992 film Wayne's World. He struck gold four years later, writing and starring in the sleeper hit Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The film's success all but guaranteed a sequel which was as successful as the first. SIGNATURE on 3x5 card.

4157. MAUREEN REAGAN (1941-2002) First Family Member/Activist. She was the daughter of Ronald Reagan and Oscar Winning Actress Jane Wyman. Well known for being an activist on many fronts. Her history of activism led her to run unsuccessfully for the Senate in 1982 and House in 1992, both in California. A one-time Democrat, she became a Republican during her teen years and later pointed out she had been a Republican longer than her father. But, unlike her father, she supported abortion rights: She called the issue one between "a woman and her God.". She later served a term as co-chair of the Republican National Committee. SIGNED FDC honoring the USA she has written "GOP 84."

4158. KARL A. MENNINGER (1893-1990) American Psychiatrist/Author. The Menninger Clinic, conceived with the idea of collecting many specialists in one center, was founded in Topeka in 1919 by Karl and his father, Charles Frederick (1862-1953); in 1925 they were joined by William. The Menninger Foundation, established for research, training, and public education in psychiatry, came into existence in 1941 and soon became a U.S. psychiatric and psychoanalytic center. At the close of World War II, he was instrumental in founding the Winter Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka, which functioned as a mental hospital and as the center of the largest psychiatric training program in the world. SIGNATURE (large) dtd 4/14/75.............30-40

4159. [NOBEL PRIZE] RUDOLPH MOSSBAUER (1929- ) German Physicist - Nobel Prize Physics 1961. He was he first discovered the existence of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence in 1957. After him, the nuclear emission or absorption of a photon without energy lost to recoil is known as the Mössbauer effect. The measurements provided by this spectroscopy method are extremely precise and have a great resolution, allowing scientist to detect otherwise unobservable interactions between the nucleus and orbital electrons - called hyperfine interactions. SIGNED 4x6 card.

4160. 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. He was the driving force behind the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, which established the United Steel Workers of America and helped organize millions of other industrial workers in the 1930s. Signature on card with typed inscription, 1952.......25-35

4161. Margaret Deland [1857-1945] Am. novelist. AQS, 1933.......25-35

4162. Reginald De Koven [1859-1920] Am. music critic, composer. Sig. 1907.

4163. Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), English writer. He was a captain during World War I. A writer of poems, essays, novels, and short stories, he had a rich and intricate style. He is best known for five books of family memoirs collectively titled Left Hand, Right Hand (1944-50). Although much of his writing is characterized by biting satire, these memoirs paint a nostalgic portrait of the Edwardian age. SIGNATURE dated 1929........25-35

4164. John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. Signed card with sentiment, dated Nov. 27, 1896. Very fine example.


4165. [FILM] Norman Jewison (b. 1926) Canadian film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. Signed 3x5 card.

4166. [BRITISH] Adelbert Wellington Brownlow-Cust, 3rd Earl Brownlow GCVO, PC, VD, DL, JP (1844-1921) British soldier, courtier and Conservative politician. Brownlow served with the Foot Guards and achieved the rank of lieutenant in 1863, and was later commanding officer of the Bedfordshire Volunteer Infantry Brigade between 1889 and 1892. He was made an Honorary Colonel of the Hertfordshire Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, of the 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and was awarded the Volunteer Decoration. Clip Signature.

4167. [BRITISH] William Sinclair, DD, FRGS (1850-1917) eminent Anglican priest and author. He was born into an ecclesiastical family on 3 June 1850, educated at Repton and Balliol and ordained in 1876. His first post was as assistant minister at the Quebec Chapel, Marylebone after which he was resident chaplain to the Bishop of London. He was appointed vicar of St Stephen's, Westminster in 1880 and Archdeacon of London in 1889. His last post was as Rector of Shermanbury (1911&endash;1915). An Honorary Chaplain to the King, he died on 4 December 1917. Closely cropped Clip Signature.

4168. [BRITISH] George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand. He was Bishop of New Zealand from 1841 to 1858, Primate of New Zealand from 1858 to 1868 and Bishop of Lichfield from 1868 to 1878. The colleges named in his honour include Selwyn College, Cambridge (1882) and Selwyn College, Otago (1893). CLIP SIGNATURE............25-35



4169. [BRITISH] Bishop of Peterborough [Herbert Marsh] (1757&endash;1839) was a bishop in the Church of England. He was educated at Faversham Grammar School, The King's School, Canterbury and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA as second wrangler and was elected a fellow of St John's in 1779. He studied with J. D. Michaelis in Germany and learned the Higher criticism. When he returned to England, he translated Michaelis's Introduction to the New Testament and added his own "hypothesis" on the inter-reliance of the Gospels (that they might have derived from each other, see synoptic problem). This brought him under attack from the conservatives of his church. In 1805 he began to preach against Calvinism, and in particular against the doctrines of justification by faith and the inamissability of grace, which brought him into conflict with the Evangelicals. He was elected the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in 1807 and began presenting lectures on Higher Criticism. He was the first person in the theological school there to give his lectures in English rather than the traditional Latin. In 1819 he was appointed the bishop of Llandaff and was translated to bishopric of Peterborough in 1822. As a bishop, Marsh was controversial for preaching against the Evangelicals and for refusing to license clergy with Calvinist beliefs (for which he incurred the ire of Sidney Smith). He was a rigorous proponent of strict ecclesiastical conformity. Clip Signature " Peterborough" mounted to album sheet...........25-35



4170. [ART] George Grey Barnard (1863-1938) American sculptor. Barnard was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Kankakee, Illinois. He first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 1883&endash;1887 worked in P. T. Cavelier's atelier at Paris while he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He lived in Paris for twelve years, and with his first exhibit at the Salon of 1894 he scored a great success, returning to America in 1896. Barnard's statue of Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati, Ohio SIGNED CARD dated 1936.............40-60

4171. [ARKANSAS] JONES, James Kimbrough, a Representative and a Senator from Arkansas; born in Marshall County, Miss., September 29, 1839; moved with his father to Dallas County, Ark., in 1848; pursued classical studies under a private tutor; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; returned to his plantation in Arkansas; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Washington, Hempstead County, Ark.; member, State senate 1873-1879, and served as president of that body 1877-1879; chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1896 and 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); had been reelected to the Forty-ninth Congress but tendered his resignation February 19, 1885, having been elected Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1885; reelected in 1891 and 1897 and served from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1903; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; Democratic caucus chairman 1899-1903; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there June 1, 1908; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.............20-30

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Jones portrait


4172. [ARKANSAS] DORSEY, Stephen Wallace, a Senator from Arkansas; born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., February 28, 1842; moved to Ohio and settled in Oberlin; attended the public schools; during the Civil War served in the Union Army; returned to Ohio and settled in Sandusky; was employed by the Sandusky Tool Co. and subsequently became its president; elected president of the Arkansas Railway Co.; moved to Arkansas and settled in Helena; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1879; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Forty-fifth Congress); member of the Republican National Committee in 1880; engaged in cattle raising and mining in New Mexico and Colorado; subsequently moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and resided there until his death on March 20, 1916; interment in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colo. CLIP SIGNATURE.............20-30

Dorsey signature

Portrait of Dorsey


4173. [THEATRE] Neil Simon (b. 1927) American playwright and screenwriter. His numerous Broadway succcesses have led to his work being among the most regularly performed in the world. Signed card.


4174. [FRANCE] HYACINTHE LOYSON [Charles Loyson]. 1827-1912]. OFFERED HERE: Clipped Signature.Album page residue on reverse at corners but does not resemble the scan unless held to the light, otherwise very good conditon. French religious leader. Ordained in Roman Catholic church (1851); excommunicated for heterodoxy (1869). Married (1872); although excommunicated, continued to profess faith; pastor of a liberal Catholic church in Geneva (1873-74); founded Gallican Catholic church in Paris (1879). Author of De la reforme catholique (1872-73), Mon Testament, ma protestation (1893), etc. ..........25-35

4175. FRANK SLAUGHTER [writer] signed 3x5 card.


4176. [MINN] DAVIS, Cushman Kellogg, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 16, 1838; moved with his parents to Waukesha, Wis.; attended the public schools, Carroll College in Waukesha; graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1857; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Waukesha; during the Civil War served as first lieutenant in the Twenty-eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 and 1862; assistant adjutant general 1862-1864; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1865; member, State house of representatives 1867; United States district attorney 1868-1873; Governor of Minnesota 1874-1875; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1886; reelected in 1892 and again in 1898, and served from March 4, 1887, until his death on November 27, 1900; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fiftieth through Fifty-second Congresses), Committee on Territories (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); member of the commission which met in Paris, France, in September 1898 to arrange terms of peace after the war between the United States and Spain; died in St. Paul, Minn.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE.................20-30

4177. [DELAWARE] George Truitt [1756-1818] American farmer and politician from Murderkill Hundred, in Kent County, Delaware, near Felton. He was a member of the Federalist Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as Governor of Delaware. He began his political career as a delegate to the convention which ratified the United States Constitution of 1787. He then served five years in the State House from the 1788/89 session through the 1791/92 session and again in the 1794 session. He then served most of two terms in the State Senate, from the 1803 session through the 1807 session. In 1807 he was elected Governor of Delaware, beating Joseph Haslet the Democratic-Republican Party candidate. Truitt took office January 19, 1808 and served until January 15, 1811. Like other Governors, Truitt was concerned about issues like slavery , penal reform, and public education. A new issue arose during his term, however. Due to increasing tensions with Great Britain, the U.S. government had directed Delaware to create and equip a militia of 1300 men. The General Assembly, in turn requested Federal fortification of Wilmington, New Castle, Port Penn, Reedy Island, and Lewes. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted........................25-35


4178. [NH] Henry E. Burnham (1844-1917) US States Senator from New Hampshire. SIGNATURE.

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Portrait of Burnham


4179. [MINN] Samuel James Renwick McMillan (1826-1897) Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Senate in the 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, and 49th United States Congresses from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1887. He had also been a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1864 to 1875 and served as Chief Justice from 1874-1875. Clip Signature.

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Portrait of McMillan


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