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William Wilberforce ALS

William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. In 1785, he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, resulting in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. In 1787, he came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists, including Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. They persuaded Wilberforce to take on the cause of abolition, and he soon became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807. In later years, Wilberforce supported the campaign for the complete abolition of slavery, and continued his involvement after 1826, when he resigned from Parliament because of his failing health. That campaign led to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire; Wilberforce died just three days after hearing that the passage of the Act through Parliament was assured. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to his friend William Pitt. ALS. 4 pages. 4 ½” x 7 ¼”. March 31, 1811. Written while a member of Parliament, Wilberforce apologizes for his busy schedule and late response to the correspondent, and mentions his work with the Penitentiary Committee and Dublin Brewer's Committee. The lower portion pages three and four have been trimmed only slightly affection the text and with the usual fold creases, else a bright, legible letter in very good condition. “I beg your pardon for having neglected so long to answer your note, but let me assure you that my not having done so has in no degree arisen from incivility at from any intentional inattention, but I have been so much engaged & so little able to foresee my times in the Penitentiary ( ) committee and indeed it has happened only unfortunately that I have never been able To attend the Brewers of Dublin Commtee. Tho’ much intwerested on that subject. I am going into Buck. Tomorrow fo ( ) holidays, but shall be happy to sse him when I return. ( ) will almost always find me at the hotel or in ( ) from 3 to 4. I sent would …I have been anxious to vindicate myself from ( ) of neglecting & have therefore humbled you… P.S. Tho’ I date from my hotel, I am really writing in a Committee roo at the House of Commons” Wilberforce letters are infrequently encountered.
Catalog: # AM-3276
Topic: Social History
Price: $650.00

Winfield Scott

 SCOTT, WINFIELD
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

WW II Illustrated Letter

Autograph Letter Signed, “Daddy.” Four pages, 8” x 10”. Selgars, Horndean Road, Emsworth, Hants. April 4, 1943. Accompanied by original envelope addressed to “Robin Crosfeld, 330 Washburn St. Lockport NY USA.” With seven postage stamps, three circular postal cancellations and “Opened by examiner 4411” band at left edge. Our author writes about his recent experiences in England in rebus form, which uses pictures and symbols to represent words. A total of twenty color pencil images are used in this letter. A truly exceptional war-date letter. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1600
Price: $250.00

WW II Illustrated Letter

Autograph Document Signed, “Daddy.” Two pages, 8” x 10”. Selgars, Horndean Road, Emsworth. December 4, 1943. Accompanied by original envelope addressed to “Robin Crosfeld, 330 Washburn St. Lockport NY USA.” With two postage stamps, two circular postal cancellations, Airmail stamp and “Opened by examiner 2327” band at left edge. Our author writes about his recent experiences in England in rebus form, which uses pictures and symbols to represent words. A total of fifteen color pencil images are used in this letter. An exceptional war-date letter. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0120
Topic: World War II
Price: $275.00

Zeppo Marx Signs A Check

 MARX, ZEPPO
Zeppo Marx. Herbert Manfred "Zeppo" Marx (1901 – 1979) was an American film star, theatrical agent and businessman. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers films, but then left the act to start his second career as a theatrical agent. DS. 1pp. 8 1/2" x3 1/2". Los Angeles. 3/5/74. A "Desert Sun" check signed by Zeppo Marx in dark blue ink. The comedian paid "Desert Sun....$7.50". The check is lightly punch cancelled. It is in fine condition overall.
Catalog: # AM-0979
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $90.00

“The Chemical Formation Of Chloroform And Dangers From Its Use”

Application submitted to the Naval Examining Board for a position as Assistant Surgeon. 4 pages. Naval Hospital, New York. August 23, 1861. Knorr provided answers to 8 questions concerning subjects such as “the chemical formation of chloroform and dangers from its use” and the therapeutic effects of Digitalis”. Fine medical content.
Catalog: # AM-1101
Topic: Civil War
Price: $225.00

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