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William H. Vanderbilt Signed Agreement

WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT (1821 - 1885); Financier; Railroad builder; Son of “Commodore” Vanderbilt. 8” x 13”. DS, one page both sides. November 19, 1878. An agreement for land between William H. Vanderbilt and the New York Loan & Improvement Company for $175,000. Signed by Vanderbilt at the bottom of the second page. Some separations along folds and edge chinks. Very Good.
Catalog: # AM-0030
State: New York
Topic: Business
Price: $325.00

William H. Vanderbilt Signs A Document, Buying Some Land In New York City For The Railroads

WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT. DS. 4pp. 8" x 12". New York. September 1, 1874. A lengthy legal document signed "W H Vanderbilt" concerning the railroads. It states in part: "...William H of the first part and The New York and Central and Hudson Rail Road Company party of the second part...the second part heretofore purchased of one Lebbens B. Ward all that parcel of land situate in the City of New York and hereinafter described...the purchase price thereof except the sum of Two hundred thousand dollars...". The document continues with a minute description of the parcel, between 59th and 60th Streets and 11th and 13th Avenues. Vanderbilt's signature is dark and the pages have been attached to a larger, beige piece of paper. It is in very fine condition overall.
Catalog: # AM-0530
Topic: Business
Price: $450.00

William Jennings Bryan Writes To A Prospective Business Partner Concerning Investment in “Santa Fe Land”

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (1860-1925). Politician; Lawyer. Bryan was the Democratic Presidential candidate three times, in 1896, at the age of 36, 1900, and 1908. He was instrumental in helping Wilson win the Presidency, and served as Secretary of State in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet. Late in life, he testified at the famous Scopes monkey trial in favor of creationism. ALS. 5 ½” x 8 ¾”. 6 pages. In pencil. “En route, Feb. 10. My Dear Mr. Berger;” “I have been thinking over the matter of investment & write you the conclusions. I don’t see how that Santa Fe land can become very valuable – except that close to the city – unless water can be put upon it. It might be worth while to buy a quarter section as near as possible to town. 160 acres at 3 would be 480 – not a very large sum and it would probably increase in value as the city grows. You can set apart one quarter section for me if you decide to buy. The land farther out will only be valuable when you put water upon it and as you are taking all the chance and going to all the expense it is only fair that you have whatever profit comes from it. I think form appearances that you are likely to develop a large amount of water as you go down. I wish you would let me know the result. If you are able to bring water down to a point near the railroad you will have no trouble building a town there but it would not be fair for me to share the increase in value without sharing the cost of looking for water and I do not care to risk money in developing. While I would be glad to join with you in buying a small tract to irrigate. You will buy more thatn can possibly be irrigated & deserve whatever advance the water will bring. I think it is worthwhile to buy 40 acres near Tucson or at least 20 - to hold until we have completed our experiment at Mission. I think we are going to be satisfied with Mission. Still we may decide that it is better to be near the ( ) & that last place we looked at is a beautiful site. With the mountains rising on every side and the city in sight – what a view it presents! I can not spare the money for several months but can borrow if necessary. If it can be bought below $40 per acre we might buy 80 together or if it costs more than 40 we might buy 40 together with privilege to whichever one builds to buy the other 20. 40 would be enough to build on. I will trust your judgement if you have to act immediately. If they give you time, shall be pleased to hear from you. Yours truly, W. J. Bryan. Bryan signs vertically in the left margin at the conclusion of the letter. A nice look into his personal investment business. Light paperclip rust residue. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1540
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $275.00

William North

WILLIAM NORTH (1755-1836) American soldier in the Continental Army, U.S. Senator from New York, and member of the first Erie Canal Commission. Partially Printed Document Signed, “W. North.” One page. 13 ¼” x 17”. December 1, 1813. The document is an indenture between North and Samuel D. Fuller granting Fuller rights to a parcel of land in the town of Schoharry for a yearly sum of fifteen American dollars. Both North’s and Fuller’s seals are intact. Some edge wear at upper edge. Prior professional repair to split at left edge shows toning along with one other small spot to right of Jay’s signature, Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-125
State: New York
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $225.00

William Shubrick

WILLIAM SHUBRICK (1790 - 1874). Rear Admiral. Served in the United States Navy from 1806 - 1861. Received a congressional medal for his service on the U. S. S. Constitution. Signature cut from a document. 5” x 2 1/2”. “Wm. Bradford Shubrick, Commandant” Excellent
Catalog: # AM-0036
Topic: Civil War
Price: $45.00

William Taft Signs A Short Note

William H. Taft (1857 – 1930). 27th President of the United States. TNS. 1 page. 7´x 5”. No place. No date. To a Dr. Hinsdale; “Thank you for sending me the clipping which you do. It recalls a time so long ago that sometimes I hardly think it ever was.” A nice bold signature. Some light toning. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-3426
Topic: Presidents and First Ladies
Price: $295.00

Winfield Scott

Free franked envelope 4.75 x 2.5 signed at upper right corner “Free-Winfield Scott, Lieut. Genl.” And addressed in his hand to J.D. Stevenson, Esquire in Washington, D.C. Accompanied by period seated portrait engraving.
Catalog: # AM-1844
Topic: Free Franks
Price: $350.00

Winston Churchill Signed Photo Postcard

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965). British Prime Minister. Signed Photo Postcard. 5 ¼” x 3 ½”. Bold signature “Winston S. Churchill” along the bottom. Pencil notation on verso indicates the photo was taken aboard HMS Benbow at Malta. The photo shows Churchill addressing sailors aboard the ship. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AM-1764
Topic: Political/World Leaders
Price: $1400.00

Writ Of Seizure Signed In The Third Person By Declaration Of Independence Signer Robert Treat Paine

ROBERT TREAT PAINE (1731-1814) Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Autograph Statement Signed, “Robert Treat Paine,” internally. One page 7 ½” x 12 ½”. Bristol. May 2, 1771.Writ of Sezure, Robt. T. Paine vs. Cory Durkee. Paine writes: “This writs I then delivered to the within named Robert Treat Paine full seizure of the land and buildings herein mentioned and the appurtenances thereof & Left him in the peaceable possession of the same & so I return this execution fully satisfied.” The above referenced writ appears on the recto of this document and details the facts of the writ, in part: T: “George the Third by the Grace of God and Great Britain, France & Ireland King & Defendr of the Faith To the Sheriff of Our County of Bristol his under sheriffs or deputy Know you that Robert Treat Paine of Trenton in the County of Bristol Esq in our inferior court of common pleas Holden at Trenton in and for our County of Bristol on the Second Tuesday of March last by the consideration of the same court … against Covey Durfee of Freetown in the same county Marriner in a plea … whereby he demands against the said Covy Durfee the northerly half part of the tenth great lot in Freetown formerly called a Freemans lot & is bounded as Follows … therefore we command you that without delay you cause the said Robert Treat Paine to have full seizing of the land and buildings thereon standing and the appurtenances thereof and make it to appear to our justices of our inferior court of common pleases next to be hold at Trenton in and for our county of Bristol the Second Tuesday of June next … this twenty seventh day of April in the Eleventh year of our Reign Annoque Domim 1771 Timothy Fales…” Usual folds, some very light edge wear. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-38
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Signers - Declaration
Price: $750.00

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