10-26-2002 10-26-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
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October 26, 2002 11:00 AMCalender

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  • Adams, John (1735-1826)

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $29,375$25,000

    Adams, John (1735-1826) Autograph letter signed, November 1, 1815, one page, to Reverend Stephen Peabody, with holgraph address lead and free frank, concerning religion and its' current state. more ...

  • Adams, John ( 1826)

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $1,998$1,700

    Adams, John ( 1826) Signature clipped from a document, affixed to a larger piece of paper, 1 1/4 by 3 1/2 more ...

  • (American Maritime Logs, 19th Century)

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $4,994$4,250

    (American Maritime Logs, 19th Century) Two Ship's Logs from the Ship George, 1823-1824 and 1830-31, each involving a voyage from Salem, Massachusetts to Calcutta, India, Captain Samuel more ...

  • Arnold, Matthew (1822-88)

    Lot: 4

    Arnold, Matthew (1822-88) Autograph letter signed, Cobham-Surrey Decemeber 3rd, [no year], one page, to a Mr. Warburton, suggesting a meeting date in London, (very more ...

  • (Autograph Album, 19th century)

    Lot: 5

    (Autograph Album, 19th century), Bound collection of autographs in a gilt tooled calf album, most c. 1867, including Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Porter, Charles Sumner, John Sherman, Schuyler Colfax, more ...

  • (Autographs, 19th century)

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $881$750

    (Autographs, 19th century) Album containing a variety of 19th century notables, including Samuel Clemens, Lucretia Garfield, Henry W. Longfellow, a small postcard from William E. Gladstone, and more ...

  • (Autograph Collection)

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $1,880$1,600

    (Autograph Collection) Extensive Autograph collection compiled by Edwin E. Beddoe, late 19th and early 20th century, whose aim was to acquire not only the signature of a contemporary notable, but a more ...

  • Bernard, Sir Francis (1712-79)

    Lot: 8
    Sold for: $558$475

    Bernard, Sir Francis (1712-79) Document signed, July 2, 1762, as Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, one page, folio, commission for Thomas Brigham as ensign of the 2nd military company more ...

  • (British Politicians)

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $411$350

    (British Politicians) Two letters; Gladstone, Hon. William E. (1809-98), two pages, May 20, 1868, to Rev. Bigaud, concering charitable work, and D'israeli, Benjamin, (1804-91), July 24, four more ...

  • (Broadsides)

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $10,575$9,000

    (Broadsides) General Washington's Letter, Declaring his Acceptance of the Command of the Armies of the United States, July 18, 1798, one page, folio, with introduction by Pres ident John Adams, more ...

  • Churchill, Sir Winston L. S. (1874-1965)

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $1,645$1,400

    Churchill, Sir Winston L. S. (1874-1965) Photograph with signature, 1945, by Walter Stoneman, depicting Churchill seated at a table at 10 Downing Street, tipt to a board which is signed (minor more ...

  • (Civil War, Confederate)

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $881$750

    (Civil War, Confederate) Archive of Manuscript Orders, some partially printed and with some letters, many to or from a Major Champney, Engineer and Ordanance Officer, Western Dept. of the more ...

  • (Civil War, Confederate)

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $999$850

    (Civil War, Confederate) Group of Printed Ephemera, 1959-65, comprising General Orders, printed speeches concerning the right to secede, Newspapers and more ...

  • (Civil War, Confederate)

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $1,058$900

    (Civil War, Confederate) Group of Printed and Manuscript Material, 1861-65, including a catalog sale of the captured blockade runner, Princess Royal, two Confederate Bonds, a C.S.A. electoral more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910)

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $2,468$2,100

    Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910) Autograph letter signed, Noevember 7, (19) 05, two pages, to Mrs. Pearmain, concerning his curious diet; "I attended to the regime yesterday evening: a substantial more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910)

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $3,055$2,600

    Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910) Autograph letter signed, November 1, [1905], three pages, to his children, concerning his stay at the Pearmains house;" Dear Children, No, it's for Jean to do, more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910)

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $2,468$2,100

    Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910) Autograph lette signed, April 5, 1906, two pages, to Mrs. Pearmain, a letter of thanks for her hospitality, " Dear Mrs. Pearmain: The first of May falls on Tuesday. more ...

  • Cleveland, Grover

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $118$100

    Cleveland, Grover Signature card, as President, on an Executive Mansion Card, 2 3/4 by 4 1/2 more ...

  • (Colonial America)

    Lot: 20
    Sold for: $499$425

    (Colonial America) Group of mostly Manuscript paper, including a Revolutionary war request for provisions for prisoners, Providence, 1777; a South Carolina Five Pound note; Colonial lottery tickets, more ...

  • Dawes, Thomas Signed Document Appointing Samuel Sprague an administrator, 1819.

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $264$225

    Dawes, Thomas Signed Document Appointing Samuel Sprague an administrator, more ...

  • D'Israeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81)

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $1,528$1,300

    D'Israeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81) Series of Six Autograph letters more ...

  • Ferber, Edna (1887-1968)

    Lot: 25

    Ferber, Edna (1887-1968) Letter signed, May 20th, 1923, one page, to Hettie Baker, confessing that she does not have a bookplate and could therefore not provide one for Baker's collection, (goo more ...

  • Frost, Robert (1874-1963)

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $1,998$1,700

    Frost, Robert (1874-1963) An Old Man's Winter Night, Northampton, Massachusetts, one page, signed, one of 175, published as a "Housewarming at the Fireside of the Hampshire Bookshop", more ...

  • George III, King of Great Britain

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $353$300

    George III, King of Great Britain Two Documents Signed, the first 1764, one page, on vellum, commission for Thomas Gordon, Captain in the 67th Regiment of Foot; the second a commission to serve on more ...

  • Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $4,700$4,000

    Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Important and Rare Autograph letter signed, June 13, 1934, four pages, 8vo, to Miss Mildred Rosenthal, Brookline, Massachusetts, concerning his trip south to work on an more ...

  • Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

    Lot: 30
    Sold for: $1,528$1,300

    Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Letter signed, August 29, 1932, one page, to Hettie Gray Baker, reponding to a request for a bookplate, "the only difficulty about the whole thing is that I have more ...

  • Grant, Ulysses S.

    Lot: 31
    Sold for: $881$750

    Grant, Ulysses S. Two signatures, one on a sheet of paper, dated Washington, December 29th, 1874, the other a small clip signature with Lt. Gen. USA as more ...

  • Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804)

    Lot: 32
    Sold for: $5,581$4,750

    Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) Autograph letter signed, March 24, 1794, two pages, 4to, as Secretary of the Treasury, to The President and Directors of the Bank of the United States, negotiating a more ...

  • Hancock, John (1737-93)

    Lot: 33
    Sold for: $2,115$1,800

    Hancock, John (1737-93) Autograph note signed, Boston, February 1, 1783, one page, receipt acknowledging one quarter rent received from Mrs. John Cotton, (fold with browning). Together with a more ...

  • Hancock, John

    Lot: 34
    Sold for: $2,233$1,900

    Hancock, John Manuscript note signed, January 30th, 1784, ordering the public seal be affixed, counteresigned by John Avery, 6 by 8 1/2 more ...