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Signed Biography Of George Eastman Presented By The Company To An Employee In Recognition Of Twenty-five Years Of Service

GEORGE EASTMAN (1854-1932). Photography pioneer; Manufacturer. Signed Book. George Eastman by Carl W. Ackerman. Boston and New York. 1930, Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Hardcover. 522 pages. A large, bold signature in pencil by Eastman is at the front of the book along with a tipped in letter to an employee Mr. George B. Howard “presenting a copy of Mr. Eastman’s biography to each of those who have been associated with Kodak for twenty-five years or more…” The letter is not signed by Eastman. Extremely Fine. A nice signed copy.
Catalog: # AB-0006
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $400.00

Signed by Vaudreuil Just Months After The Disastrous French Defeat At The Battle Of The Saintes

Louis-Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil (1724 – 1802). French Admiral, was second in command of the French navy during the American Revolution. Commanded a division of de Grasse’s fleet at Yorktown in 1781. DS. 1 page. 9 ¾” x 3 5/8”. Boston October 29, 1782 Fourth. -- of the King, the orders of M. le Mis de Vaudreuil wing chief In thirty days--, please pay this -, the first, second & third --, to the order of. M.-Winship a Boston Merchant the sum of eight thousand eight hundred eighty nine —to acquire such a sum which he is due for the amount of ammunition he provided to -- the King, the orders of M. le Mis de Vaudreuil, during spring break in Boston, as he notes by the Market, States & Receipt signed & referred to who has rights & deposited in the hands of Your very humble & very obedient servant --------- The Battle of the Saintes occurred over the period of a few days from April 9 – 12, 1782. The French and Spanish had planned an invasion of Jamaica but the British fleet, prepared for the maneuver decisively defeated the French fleet, thus thwarting the French intentions Following the French defeat and De Grasse’s surrender Vaudreuil, as second in command led the fleet to safety. He actions have been credited for saving most of the French Fleet from British capture. Following the battle, the French took refuge in Boston and this document is signed by Vaudreuil at Boston in October.
Catalog: # RN-171
State: Massachusetts
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $2000.00

Signed Copy Of Always A Reckoning And Other Poems By Jimmy Carter

Signed copy of Always a Reckoning and Other Poems by Jimmy Carter. Illustrations by Sarah Elizabeth Chuldenko. First Edition. 5 3/4” x 8 1/4”. 130 pages. Hardcover with original jacket. Times Books, Random House New York. Signed on front endpaper, “J. Carter. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AB-0007
Topic: Presidents and First Ladies
Price: $125.00

Silas Wright Jr.

SILAS WRIGHT, JR. (1795-1847) American politician. Wright served as a New York Senator and as Governor of that state. Autograph Letter Signed, "Silas Wright, Jr." One page, 8" x 10". Comptroler's Office. Albany. August 6, 1832. Addressed on integral leaf. With circular "ALBANY" postal cancellation. Wright writes, in part: " ... I now send you enclosed the tax bill of Wm Rhinelander & Bayut [?] and Rhinelander made according to the list ... The delay of these bills has arisen from the delay in the completion of our annual tax book for 1831 ... No interst is cast upon the tax of 1831 and none will be demanded if paymnt is made by the date above mentioned ... " Paper loss from wax seal. Some minor staining. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1217
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $65.00

Silvanus Bourne

SILVANUS BOURNE (abt.1756-1817): Consul to Cap Francois. From 1794-1797, he was appointed vice consul of Amsterdam and from 1797-1816, he was consul general in the same city and was appointed consul general to the Batavian Republic. In 1817, he became agent for seamen at The Hague. One page Autograph Letter Signed by Silvanus Bourne with integral address leaf addressed, interestingly, to Silvanus Bourne, Boston, with his Free Frank “S. Bourne.”   Dated Philadelphia May 3rd 1792:  “My Dear Sir…I am compelled to inform you of the failure of your application for the office of T –n.  Mr. Dolton is this day nominated, having failed in the appointment of Director, it seems he is willing to accept of this office Tench Francis and Major Jackson also applied ‘tis said, but Dalton will obtain it; I sincerely feel for your disappointment, but doubt not you will soon obtain something worth receiving.  I believe your friends here are all disappointed in the Nomination.  Hope you found all your friends will on you arrival there.  We have agreed to adjourn on Saturday next…I will meet you in Boston…Yr. Friend Sincerely, S. Bourne.”  A curious letter. Mounted on edge to a heavy stock 19th century autograph book page.  In Fine condition.
Catalog: # AM-0213
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Early America
Price: $200.00

Simon Lake Submarine Salvage Corp. Signed As Vice-President By Simon Lake

SIMON LAKE (1866-1945) Mechanical engineer and naval architect who competed to build the first submarines for the U.S. Navy. Partly-printed check drawn on The Milford Trust Compnay payable in the amount $19.60. Check Signed as vice-president “Simon Lake.” Milford, Connecticut. April 23, 1932. Perforation cancellation. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1452
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $25.00

Sir Ernest Oppenheimer Autograph – Controlled DeBeers

Ernest Oppenheimer (1880 – 1957). Diamond and gold mining entrepreneur, financier. Founded Anglo American Corporation of South Africa and Controlled DeBeers, the diamond syndicate. Signed Album page. 6” x 4 ½”. The typescript at bottom indicates that he signed it at Johannesburg, South Africa on December 5, 1950. Fine autograph.
Catalog: # AM-3606
Topic: Mining
Price: $175.00

Six Circulars From The Quartermaster General’s Office, Including Four

THOMAS S. JESUP. (1788-1860). American military officer known as the “Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps.” 1) Printed Circular Signed, “Th. S. Jesup.” Three pages, 8” x 9 ¾”. “Quarter Master General’s Office Washington City.” January 25, 1848. The circular contains a message from Jesup as well as messages from Comptroller of the Treasury Department and the Attorney General’s Office relating to the illegality of making appropriations from the Quartermaster’s Department for the payment of claim by damages caused by soldiers in the service of the United States during the Mexican-American War. Some discoloration. Split at fold on page three. Else Fine. 2) Manuscript Circular Signed, “Th S. Jesup.” One page, 8” x 9 ¾”. “Q.M. Genl. Office Washington City.” March 19, 1849. This circular details the recent failure of the department’s officers to forward a personnel list and orders that such action be immediately undertaken. Fine condition 3) Printed circular signed, “Th. S. Jesup.” One page, 8” x 9 ¾” “Quarter Master General’s Office Washington City.” March 9,1848. The circular forwards the recent decision by the Adjutant General’s Office that a bounty may be paid for the apprehension of volunteer deserters in the wake of the Mexican-American War. Fine condition. 4) Printed Circular Signed, “Th. S. Jesup.” One page, 7 ¾” x 10”. “Quarter Master General’s Office Washington City.” July 11, 1849. The circular requests a list of all individuals employed by the Quarter Master Corps in compliance with Congress’ resolution to “compile and print, one in every two years, a register of all officers and agents, civil, military, and naval, in the service of the United States.” Some dampstaining, else Very Good. 5) Printed Circular Signed, “Ch. Thomas Maj Q.M.” One page, 7 ¾” x 10”. “Quarter Master General’s Office Washington City.” February 24, 1848. Circular requests that a full and complete report of all public property in possession of recipient be completed as well as a monthly & quarterly report as ordered by Major General Jesup. Fine Condition. 6) Manuscript Circular. One page, 7 ¾” x 10”. “Quarter Master General’s Office Saint Louis Mo.” June 18, 1849. The circular inform the Assistant Quarter Master of the U.S. Army that no more payments will be made until funds are placed in the hands St. Louis’s Quarter Master. Some discoloration, else Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0559
State: District Of Columbia
Price: $750.00

Southern Writer Erskine Caldwell Signs A Check

ERSKINE CALDWELL. ADS. 1pp. 6 1/4" x 2 3/4". Augusta, Maine. January 2, 1937. A "First National Granite Bank" check signed by Erskine Caldwell and completely engrossed by him. The check has some even toning and punch cancellations that touch the engrossment but not the signature; the overall condition is fine.
Catalog: # AM-0064
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $200.00

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