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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

Brigadier General John T. Knight

TLS. 1 page. January 12, 1927. On imprinted personal letterhead. To Colonel Alston Hamilton; “I have just read in the register of your approaching promotion, and I hasten to extend my hearty congratulations. Hurrah: for the old Fourth District. I sincerely hope this will eventually bring you back here some day, either as Corps Area, or District Commander. We golf nuts always like to see golf enthusiasts in command. Much to my delight, General J. L. Hines has taken up golf….John T. Knight” Folds.
Catalog: # AM-0087
Topic: Military History
Price: $95.00

British Theatre Critic James Agate ALS

James Agate (1877 – 1947). British diarist and critic. ALS. 1 page. 5 ¾” x 7 ¼”. On imprinted letterhead. Holborn, March 19, 1935. To “Dear Willie; I bow to your ruling about the play and as a matter of fact, I agree entirely with everything you say about it. But what a charming letter! ….May I print it in my next book, where the whole tail & …adventure is being given more less in extreme to show what a … success in the theatre is. I am saying that this is how a play of quality should be turned down. Am very grateful to you…James Agate” Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1527
Country: England
Topic: Entertainment
Price: $125.00

British Writer Frances Trollope

FRANCES TROLLOPE (1780 – 1863). English writer, championed the anti-slavery and child employment causes. ANS. 1 page. 4” x 5”. No date. To “The Lady Davy”; “Most joyfully dear Madam will I profit by your obliging permission and wait upon you on Monday evening at a more profitable tim to myself…”
Catalog: # AM-1648
Topic: Literary
Price: $95.00

Brother Against Brother: World War II Prisoner Of War Correspondence

[WWII] Unusual War correspondence lot of 19 pieces between an Italian Prisoner of War, Cesario Espisito, who is being held at Camp Wheeler in Georgia, and his brother, Lorenzo Espisito, who is trying to contact him. The group consists of eight “PRISONER OF WAR” marked correspondence, with the U.S. Censored stamp. Written in Italian and untranscribed, Cesario relates his sad story to his sibling, who is an American citizen. Lorenzo’s attempts to visit him consist of Western Union telegrams from the Red Cross as well as “Headquarters Army Service Forces” letterhead signed by Colonel Breese from the POW Division and Captain Boudreaux, the Intelligence Officer at the Headquarters of the Camp. Among the details noted in this correspondence are that “a number of our prisoners were transferred temporarily to Fort Benning” and that in the near future Cesario may be transferred from Camp Wheeler to an “unknown destination.” Fascinating lot that highlights the poignant struggle of two brothers who find themselves on opposite sides of World War II.
Catalog: # AM-1117
Topic: World War II
Price: $750.00

Cadwallader Colden Author Of “The History Of The Five Indian Nations” And Lieutenant Governor Of The Province Of New York

CADWALLADER COLDEN (1668-1776) Physician, farmer, surveyor, botanist, and a lieutenant governor for the Province of New York. Cadwallader also served as the first colonial representative to the Iroquois Confederacy, an experience that resulted in his writing The History of the Five Indian Nations, the first book on the subject. Autograph Document Signed, “Cadwr Colden.” One page/ 4 ¼” x 6 ½”. No place. No date. Colden writes to “Mr. Bobine”: “I have reciv’d a survey for Henry Hooff but they have neglected to return the Warrant so that I cannot tell whether the Survey be pursuant to the Warrant. Please to send me a copy of the directing part of the Warrant of the Date. Your humble sert. Cadwr Colden” Extremely light edge wear. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-190
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $375.00

Cartoonist Al Smith Signed Photo

Al Smith (1902 – 1986). American cartoonist creator of Mutt and Jeff. Signed photo. 5” x 7 ¼”. Inscribed and Signed, “With Best Wishes to Bernard Baker, Al Smith”. Excellent.
Catalog: # WT-13
State: New York
Topic: Cartoonist
Price: $90.00

Charles Cornwallis Denies Recruitment Deficiencies In His District To Home Secretary Charles Philip York

CHARLES CORNWALLIS 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) British Army officer and colonial administrator. Cornwallis’ surrender at the Siege of Yorktown brought about the end of significant hostilities in North America during the American Revolution. Autograph Letter Signed, 8” x 12 ¼”. “Cornwallis.” Two pages, Culford. February 10th 1804. To Charles Philip Yorke (1764-1834) British politician who served as Home Secretary from 1803-1804. Cornwallis writes: “Sir I have received the honor of your letter (circular) dated the 1st instant; In answer to which I have in the first place to observe that Mr. Wright, as Clerk of the Lieutenancy of the Tower Hamlets has received no money on account of Bounties for Substitutes in the Army of Reserve. The Money retained by him from the Bounties of men enrolled for the Militia, has been invariably transmitted to the Paymasters of the Regiments, conformably to the directions of the Act of Parliament. By the Return which I have received of the deficiency of the Tower Hamlets for the Army of the Reserve, dated in the beginning of the present month, it amounted to fifty five men only, out of eight hundred men, the quota allotted by the Act of the 43rd … Cap. 82 Sec 2 for the Tower Hamlets and Liberty of the Tower, and not as your letter states, ‘included in the County of Middlesex and London. The Parishes of St George Bethnal Green and Christ Church have engaged to enroll twenty men on this day, so that the Deficiency at the present moment amounts to thirty nine men, which I trust, you will consider as proof that the district under my charge has not been wasting in point of execution in the present most important … conjuncture of Public Affairs, I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant, Cornwallis” A few slight tears. Mounting tape present at left edge of first page. One slight mounting strip on second page. Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-184
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $950.00

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