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Colonial Governor Gurdon Saltonstall Appoints A Lieutenant In The Second Company Of Stratford in 1714

Gurdon Saltonstall (1666 – 1724) Colonial Governor of Connecticut, serving in that position from 1708 until his death in 1724. DS. 1 page. 12 ½” x 8”.New Haven, Oct. 14, 1714. An early American military appointment in which Saltonstall appoints “James Lewis…being by the Generall Assembly of this Colony accepted to be Lieutenant of the Second Company or Train band in the town of Stratford, reposing Special Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct, I do by virtue of the Letters Pattents from the Crown of England me thereunto enabling appoint and Impower you to take the said Trainband into your care and charge as their Lieutenant…” Overall toning due to a previous framing, some archival tape repairs on verso along a few fold splits and light dampstaining at right margin The text remains bold. Countersigned by Colonial Secretary Hezekiah Wyllys. A decent and fairly early American military appointment signed by this scarce Colonial governor.
Catalog: # AM-1814
State: Connecticut
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $1250.00

Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher

Jonathan Belcher (1682 – 1757). Colonial governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey. Cut signature. 4” x 1 ½”. “J. Belcher”. Fine.
Catalog: # RN-308
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $225.00

Colonial Governor Of New Hampshire John Wentworth

John Wentworth (1737 – 1820). Colonial Governor Of New Hampshire. Cut signature. 3” x 1 ¼”. Boldly penned, “Consented, J. Wentworth”. Fine.
Catalog: # RN-204
State: New Hampshire
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $175.00

Colorado Senator Henry M. Teller Cut Signature

Henry M. Teller (1830-1914).U.S. Senator From Colorado, Secretary of the Interior under Chester A. Arthur. Signature cut from a larger sheet. 7” x 2 ¾”. “H. M. Teller, Colorado”. Excellent.
Catalog: # AM-1614
State: Colorado
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $35.00

Commander In Chief Of The Pacific Fleet

HUGH RODMAN (1859-1940) Rear Admiral in the US Navy. Served during the Spanish-American War and World War I. In 1917 Admiral Rodman served as Commander, Battleship Division 9, Atlantic Fleet, in his flagship, New York. Ordered to European waters late in the year, his division joined the British Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow and became the 6th Battle Squadron, British Grand Fleet, under Admiral Sir David Beatty. In 1919 he became Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet. In 1923, he accompanied President Warren G. Harding on his ill-fated inspection of Alaska. In 1937, he represented the U.S. Navy at King George VI’s coronation ceremonies in London. The destroyer Rodman (DD-456) and the transport Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) were named for him. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p. 4¼” x 7”. On “The Autograph Collection of Howes Norris, Jr.” Letterhead, he replies to the collector’s request: “Autograph of Hugh Rodman, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy / Late Commanding the U.S. Battleship Squadron operating with the British Grand Fleet against the German High Seas Fleet. The latter surrendered Nov. 21, 1919.” Atop is the date February 20, 1919, probably the date the collector sent it to him. Mounting traces on back. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1659
Topic: World War I
Price: $125.00

Commentary On Recent Publications Concerning The Quakers During The Early 19th Century

Autograph Letter Signed, "A. Sherman, Jr." Three pages, 7 7/8" x 9 3/4". New Bedford. January 8, 1826. Addressed on integral leaf. With circular, black "New Bedford," and straight, black "Paid" postal cancellations. Sharman writes, in part: " ... I have lately been reading a volume of Sermons, delivered by Stephen Crisp, republished in England, by Wm. Alexander in 1823, as a second volume of "Scripture Truths Demonstrated," in the advertisement to which, it is observed, "The Editor had contemplated an addition to this volume, of a Biographical Memoir, but in the progress of that work, by a friend, who, from the estimation in which he held the character of Stephen Crisp, had volunteered his services in preparing it, this Memoir is found too considerable for an appendage to the present volume, and is likely to form a third volume of the 'Biographical Notices of Members of the Society of Friends' of which two volumes prepared by Henry Tuke, have been already published" ... When convenient to thee to write, I should glad to hear particularly from our friend David Bufferon [?] I have often thought of him, since the serious accident that befell [sic] him ... I have no doubt that he bears his confinement with patient resignation and have as little doubt that his friends manifest their sympathy by frequent calls to see him .... I have recently read, with much satisfaction, the Life of Mary Dudley, an edition of which had been printed at Philada - She was indeed a worthy Friend, on the good old foundation - one who stood valiantly in her day for the cause of Truth, and travelled and labored much in the promotion of it ... Mary Newhall is now here (unless she has returned within a day or two past) on a visit- She has not been at our meetings; but was last first day afternoon, at the Unitarian ... " Great Quaker content . Paper loss from wax seal. Some minor toning at edges. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1228
Topic: Content Letters
Price: $450.00

Copper Plate Engraving Proof Of John Henry Wigmore Signed By Wigmore And The Engraver Franklin Wood

17” x 22” Engraving proof of John Henry Wigmore by Franklin Wood. Proof signed at bottom edge by both FRANKLIN TYLER WOOD (1877-1945) Graphic Artist and JOHN HENRY WIGMORE (1863-1943) U.S. jurist and expert in the law of evidence. Some very light toning. Stamp at bottom border. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0187
Topic: Political Americana

Copper Plate Engraving Proof Of Roscoe Pound Signed By Pound And The Engraver Franklin Wood

17” x 22” Engraving proof of Roscoe Pound by Franklin Wood. Proof signed at bottom edge by both FRANKLIN TYLER WOOD (1877-1945) Graphic Artist and ROSCOE POUND (1870-1964) American legal scholar and educator. Light toning at edges. Bumping at corners. Stamp at upper left corner. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0185
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $195.00

Cornelia Otis Skinner

(1899–1979) was an American author and actress. Skinner was the daughter of the actor Otis Skinner and his wife Maud (Durbin) Skinner. After attending the all-girls' Baldwin School and Bryn Mawr College (1918-1919) and studying theatre at the Sorbonne in Paris, she began her career on the stage in 1921. She appeared in several plays before embarking on a tour of the United States from 1926 to 1929 in a one-woman performance of short character sketches she herself wrote. She wrote numerous short humorous pieces for publications like The New Yorker. 4” x 6 ½” n..p. An autograph album page signed “To Mrs. Higler, with every good wish, Cornelia Otis Skinner, January 1933”. It is signed on the back by her father OTIS SKINNER (1858-1942) was an American actor. Fine
Catalog: # AM-1646
Topic: Literary
Price: $45.00

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