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Hugh Legare ALS

HUGH LEGARE (1797-1843) American lawyer and politician. Legare served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and also founded and edited the Southern Review. In addition, he also served as a Congressman, Secretary of State ad interim and Attorney General of the United States. Autograph Letter, in French, Signed, “H.S. Legare.” Two pages, 4 7/8” x 7 5/8”. No place. 1834. Usual folds. Some light fading of text at left edge. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1402
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $275.00

Indenture Signed By Eliphalet Reminton

ELIPHALET REMINGTON (1793-1561) Designer of the Remington rifle. Manuscript Document Signed, "E. Remington." Six pages, 7 3/4" x 12". No plcae. November 16, 1859. The document is an indebuture between " ... Lawrence L. Merry and Charles P. Hunt Copartners under the name, style or firm of Merry & Hunt of the first part and George Lucherman, Eliphalet Remington and F.C. Shephard ..." assigning to Remington and his partners all " ... the goods chattels ...note book accounts .... and property of every name and nature whatsoever of the said partners of the first part belong to the said firm of Merry and Hunt ... " following Merry & Hunt's inability to pay outstanding debts owned to Remington, Lucherman and Shepard. Bound with pink ribbon at top edge. Usual folds. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1183
Topic: Business
Price: $1250.00

Inventor Hudson Maxim Congratulates The Famed Publisher Henry Woodhouse On His Magazine Flying

HUDSON MAXIM. TLS. 1pp. 8 1/2" x 11". Maxim Park, New Jersey. A typed letter signed "Hudson Maxim" to the well-known publisher "Henry Woodhouse": "Your letter of the 7th instant was received and I waited for the copy of FLYING before answering. The latter has just come to hand. We are sorry that you did not continue your flight a little longer and land in Maxim Park on Lake Hopatcong. We would have given you the time of your life. Next time drop down on us. I congratulate you on the excellence of your periodical - FLYING. Referring to your editorial on fuel, and referring to what you say regarding the use of high explosives both in the editorial and in your letter, I enclose you an article which I would be glad if you would print upon the subject." The signature is very dark and the piece is in extremely fine condition. A small chip to the upper left corner affects nothing.
Catalog: # AM-0619
Topic: Science and Inventors
Price: $350.00

Isaac Israel Hayes Signs A Discharge For A Civil War Surgeon

Isaac Israel Hayes (1832 - 1881) was a physician and Arctic explorer. In 1853 he sailed as surgeon in the second Arctic expedition of Elisha Kent Kane. Isaac Hayes undertook his own expedition in 1860. With Kane, Hayes opened the way to the North Pole. When he learned of the Civil War he enlisted as a surgeon in the Union Army and was promoted major and brevet colonel. He undertook his third voyage to the Arctic in 1869. Hayes wrote several books about his experiences. ( 7” x 9 3/4”. Isaac I. Hayes signed discharge document as Surg. U.S. Vols. Commanding Hospital. “I certify, on honor, that Charles Homann a Sergeant of Captain Thos. I. Leiper’s Company A of the 58th Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Pennsylvania, born in Germany, aged 28 years….having served HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company in to the present date, is now entitled to a DISCHARGE by reason of ‘Expiration of term of Enlistment’…. Given in Duplicate, at West Phila. Pa, this 10th day of November, 1864, I.I. Hayes Surg. U.S. Vols. Commanding Hospital.” Split at horizontal fold previously repaired with tape that has discolored the paper. Tape removed and archival tape repair on verso.
Catalog: # AM-1586
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Civil War
Price: $150.00

Israeli Prime Minister Signs A Fine Color Photograph In English

YITZHAK RABIN. PS. 9 ½” x 7" n.p. n.d. A color photograph signed "Y. Rabin" in English. At lower left of the photo were Rabin is standing it is signed in dark black ink. It is in pristine condition.
Catalog: # AM-0104
Topic: Political/World Leaders
Price: $145.00

J.P. Morgan Jr. Signs For The New York Trade School

Typed Document Signed. New York. December 31, 1897. 1 pp. 8" x 13". Legal document giving consent to the to Second Avenue Railroad Company to the New York Trade School signed “J.P. Morgan Jr.” It reads, in part: “The undersigned, the owner of the property known as the New York Trade School, lying on the East side of First Avenue, and extending from sixty-seventh to sixty-eighth Streets, in the City of “New York, hereby consents to the operation of the railroad of the Second Avenue Railroad Company or any portion thereof, by any power, other than locomotive steam power or overhead trolley, which may be approved by the Board of Railroad Commissioners the State of New York. PROVIDED HOWEVER, that this consent shall in no event be deemed to waive, release or affect any claim for damages the undersigned or its assigns may have against the said Company, which may arise or ensue by reason of such substitution and change of power or the operation of the said railroad...” The New York Trade School was originally called the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1881 it was renamed the New York Trade School to more precisely reflect its curriculum (after the art education program is moved to a separate school). Five years before this document was signed, Morgan’s father had offered the school a sizeable endowment. Over the next 60 years it gained a reputation as the nation’s leading trade school for American young men and the model upon which other trade schools are founded. With impressed seal and minor age wear to bottom third. Mostly Fine. An interesting Railroad, Art School & Morgan association with a scarce JP Morgan, Jr. signature.
Catalog: # AM-1255
State: New York
Topic: Business
Price: $500.00

Jacob Vanderbilt, Brother Of Cornelius, Signs A Note

JACOB VANDERBILT. ADS. 1pp. 8" x 2 3/4". n.p. Sept. 25th 1825. An autograph note signed by JACOB VANDERBILT on the back of a bill. He penned: "Pay the Bearer Crochion the amount of this Bill which I have Received J. H. VANDERBILT". On the front, someone penned: "Recd the amt of Two hundred & twenty four Dollars of Capt C Vanderbilt". The piece has some folds and slight wear, but is in fine conditon overall. A scarce autograph of this important Vanderbilt family member.
Catalog: # AM-0314
Topic: Business
Price: $495.00

James P. Prince Applies To Be A Naval Surgeon For The Union During The Civil War

CV and treatise on Pneumonia for the Naval Board. Five pages. Philadelphia. April 24, 1861. Prince writes four pages on the subject of Pneumonia.

Prince was commissioned into the Field & Staff of the MA 22nd Infantry in October of 1861. In August of 1862, he was commissioned into the MA 36th Infantry, from which he was discharged for promotion in December of 1864. That same month, Prince joined the US Volunteers Medical Staff, which he served in until he was mustered our in January of 1866, having attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to his medical service, Prince is listed as a POW at Gaines’ Mill, VA, on June 27, 1862. He was released the following month, though the place of his release is not stated in military records.

Catalog: # AM-1085
Topic: Civil War
Price: $245.00

James Sullivan Cut Signature

James Sullivan (1744 - 1808). Lawyer and politician in Massachusetts. Sullivan served as the 2nd Massachusetts Attorney General from 1790-1807 and the 7th governor of Massachusetts from 1807-1808 where he died in office. Sullivan also served on the early Massachusetts Supreme Court as an associate justice. Cut Signature. 2 5/8" x 1". Mounted to a larger engraved portrait of Sullivan measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" overall. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-3033
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $95.00

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