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Augustus Schulze Applies To Be A Naval Surgeon For The Union During The Civil War

Application submitted to the Examining Board of Naval Surgeons as Assistant Surgeon. 8 pages. Brooklyn December 28, 1861. Schulze gives answers to 8 questions including “What are the means for suppressing hemorrhages?” and “What are the tests for arsenious acid?” Lengthy responses to all questions
Catalog: # AM-1091
Topic: Civil War
Price: $275.00

Autograph Album Page Signed by Three Congressman, Two Who Were Also Union Generals During the Civil War

Autograph album page. 4 ½” x 7 ½”. Signed by three Congressman while serving in office; Jacob Miller Campbell (1821 – 1888). U.S. Congressman From Pennsylvania. Brevet Brigadier General during the Civil War. “J.M. Campbell, Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa.” Solomon Bundy (1823 – 1889). U.S. Congressman From New York. “Solomon Bundy, Oxford, Chenango Co., New York” Harry White (1834 – 1920). U.S. Congressman From Indiana. Brevet Brigadier General during the Civil War, was captured and held at Libby Prison in 1863. “Harry White, Indiana, Pa.” A fine association. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AM-1615
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $65.00

Autograph Of New York City Mayor Abram Hewitt

 HEWITT, ABRAM
Abram Hewitt. S. 6 1/2" x 1 3/4". New York. n.d. A signature of New York City Mayor Abram S. Hewitt on a small slip of paper. It is in very fine condition overall.
Catalog: # AM-0348
Topic: Business
Price: $50.00

Automotive Pioneer John Willys Writes on Willys Overland Company Letterhead

John N. Willys (1873 - 1935). American automotive pioneer. He got his start selling cars at his dealership in Indiana. The company sold the Overland brand, and when the Overland Company ran into production problems Willys acquired the company. Despite being rather new to the business, Willys proved to be an excellent operator. He changed the name of the company to the Willys-Overland Motor Company in 1912 and later acquired Edwards Motor Co of New York. When Willys acquired the Edwards Motors Co, it came with a license to manufacture the patented Knight “sleeve valve” engine. This engine design helped the company become the United States’ second leading car manufacturer. Willys is well known for his move to hire General Motors vice-president Walter Chrysler for, at the time, an astonishing salary of $1 million per year. Chrysler attempted to place a bid to takeover the company, but the move was rejected by stockholders. Due to this, Chrysler was forced to enter business by himself in 1921, and this gave birth to the Chrysler Corporation that still produces cars today. TLS. 1 Ppge. 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". January 27, 1926. A congratulatory letter sent to an employee for winning a sales derby. Willys talks of the employees leadership and discusses his intention to send him a “21-jewel” gold watch in addition to the prizes he won for the derby. Accompanied by another corporate letter notifying the recepient of his being awarded the prize. Excellent.
Catalog: # AM-3012
Topic: Business
Price: $575.00

Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy, Jr. Writes Of An Upcoming Visit By President Polk

Josiah Quincy, Jr. (1802 – 1882). Mayor of Boston, He was the author of Figures in the Past (1882). As a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1837, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Massachusetts Board of Education. He built the Josiah Quincy Mansion in 1848. ALS. 1 page. 8” x 10”.City of Boston, Mayor’s Office. June 21, 1847. Quincy writes to the mayor of Providence Thos. M. Burgess; “I have nof official intelligence of the intentions of the President from statements in the papers I presume if he comes at all he will reach here on Tuesday the 29th by the way of the Western Rail Road. I shall have the honor of communicating to you any information I may receive, that may be important to you in deciding on your arrangements, being very respectfully…” Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AM-1766
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $145.00

Boston Overseer Of The Poor, Benjamin Dolbeare Orders The Admittance Of A Desitute Woman And Her Child To The Almshouse

BENJAMIN DOLBEARE (1711 – 1787). Pewterer and ironmonger; operated a Dock Square shop and served as the overseer of the poor for 20 years in Boston. DS. 1 page. 3 5/8” x 6 ¼”. To a Mr. Paul Farmer; “Receive inot the almshouse on the Province Acct. Sarah Hartshorn & her Child, disordered in her mind & in destitute circumstances and not an Inhabitant of any town in this Province”. Signed by Selectmen John Scollay and Timothy Newall. Dolbear signs as “Overseer of the poor”. A scarce early document related to this important early social safety net in Boston. Mounted to another sheet. Folds. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1731
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $450.00

Boxer Jake La Motta Signed Check

 LAMOTTA, JAKE
JAKE LAMOTTA. DS. 1pp. 8" x 3". Miami Beach. June 19, 1956. A check signed by boxer Jake LaMotta drawn on the Jake LaMotta Skybrite account. The boxer paid "Dade Liquors Co., $145.62". The check is punch cancelled, though not affecting LaMotta's signature in any way. It is in fine condition overall.
Catalog: # AM-0049
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $75.00

Brigadier General Charles B. Wheeler

Charles B. Wheeler (1865 - ) Brigadier General, Chief of Ordnance during World War I. TLS. 1 page. February 9, 1917. On imprinted Watertown Arsenal letterhead. To Colonel Alston Hamilton, “I was very much surprised to see orders in the Boston papers detaching you from duty with the Ordnance Board, and I am just sending you a line to tell you how much I regret that the Department is to be deprived of your services, which have been at all times so valuable and so freely given. I also regret very much that your detachment from the Proving Ground will probably prevent your coming here to Watertown and observing what we are doing in the way of gun carriages and armor piercing projectiles. I shall trust, however, that the “fortunes of war” will at some future time bring you up in this direction, and that then I shall have the pleasure of showing off this little plant. Very sincerely, C. B. Wheeler”. Folds. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0085
Topic: World War I
Price: $125.00

Brigadier General George Hobbs

GEORGE HOBBS (1806-186?) Massachusetts businessman, soldier and a prominent citizen of Worcester. Hobbs became a commander of Worcester’s city guards in 1840 and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the state militia. In addition, Hobbs served as a chief of Worcester’s fire department and as a city alderman. Document Signed, “Geo. Hobbs,” as brigadier general. One page, 8” x 10”. Headquarters, 5th Brig. 3rd M.V.M.” 1845. The document reads, in part: “ … The Acting Qrt. Master General will furnish a drum & fife, or bugle, to the order of the commander of the Gardner Greys [?] … ” Some light toning at edges. Slight paper loss at edges of fold. Overall Fine
Catalog: # AM-1446
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $125.00

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