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November 13, 2011 11:00AMCalender

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  • Adams, John (1735-1826)

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $6,738$5,500

    Adams, John (1735-1826), Signed document, one page, February 28th, 1810, on vellum, military appointment for Robert H. Nicholls as second Lieutenant of Marines, countersigned by Benjamin Stoddert as more ...

  • Adams, John (1735-1826)

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $5,333$4,500

    Adams, John (1735-1826), Signed letter, Quincy, January 14th, 1823, one page, to Messrs. Timothy Cooley, Oliver Parsons and James Cooley, Committee [for an unnamed School], acknowledging their more ...

  • Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $474$400

    Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Signed endorsement, one page, November 25th, [1793], on the verso of a legal writ concerning the estate chattels of William Ash of Boston, with extensive notations to more ...

  • Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

    Lot: 4
    Sold for: $889$750

    Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Signed document, one page, July 1st, 1825, on vellum, a ship's passport issued to the Brig Volant, Ephraim Finney, master or commander, countersigned by Henry Clay as more ...

  • Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $563$475

    Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Document signed, one page, January 1st, 1828, as President, ship's passport issued to the ship London, Jesse Brown master or commander, countersigned by Henry Clay as more ...

  • Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), Signer from Massachusetts

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $1,422$1,200

    Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), Signer from Massachusetts, Signed document, one page, October 13th, 1795, as Governor of Massachusetts, militia appointment for Thomas Spring as Lieutenant in the Sixth more ...

  • Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $1,778$1,500

    Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801), Autograph note signed twice, once with initials, one page, October 17th, 1786, to James Hayt, forwarding a pay order and adding a postscript concerning a shipment, 4to, more ...

  • Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)

    Lot: 8
    Sold for: $2,370$2,000

    Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801), Autograph note signed, one page, St. Johns, May 26th, 1786, to James Hayton (?), a bank draft for fifty pounds, (right corner browned, faded). more ...

  • Arthur, Chester (1830-1886)

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $296$250

    Arthur, Chester (1830-1886), Signed document, one page, December 22nd, 1881, appointment issued to George H. Howe as Collector of Customs for the District of Cuyahoga, Ohio, countersigned by Charles more ...

  • (Autograph Album)

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $2,133$1,800

    (Autograph Album), including clips, and autograph/manuscript letters and notes, many to members of the Carlisle family, and referencing Washington, DC, most late 19th-early 20th century and laid more ...

  • (Autographs, 19th Century)

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $356$300

    (Autographs, 19th Century), Group of five signature cards, each on one page, two dated 1878, from Henry W. Longfellow, John G. Whittier, William Cullen Bryant, Samuel Tilden, and Jonathon Morgan, more ...

  • (Autograph/Sketchbook, Salem, Massachusetts), Benson, Frank Weston (1862-1951)

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $1,659$1,400

    (Autograph/Sketchbook, Salem, Massachusetts), Benson, Frank Weston (1862-1951), including a page with a pen and ink drawing of sailboats signed by Frank W. Benson and dated Jan. 9, '82, a small ink more ...

  • (Boston Notables, 19th Century)

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $148$125

    (Boston Notables, 19th Century), Two articles: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, autograph letter signed, one page, January 28th, 1870, to Dr. Minot, concerning vaccinating his family; and Everett, Edward, more ...

  • (Broadside, American Colonial, Horse)

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $326$275

    (Broadside, American Colonial, Horse), Broadside advertising the stallion "Sir Charles," printed with decoration of a jockey leading a horse within rectangular border, over sixteen lines of text more ...

  • (Broadside, Colonial America, Fire)

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $4,740$4,000

    (Broadside, Colonial America, Fire), Broadside titled Rules and Order for the Relief Society, Boston, March 5th, 1773, printed by J. Boyles, with header device of cherubs with firkins over a banner more ...

  • (Broadside, New England)

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $385$325

    (Broadside, New England), Lines written on the death of Sarah M. Cornell, one page, c. 1833, header printed with outline of a coffin, large title block over two columns of verse, unsigned, sheet more ...

  • (Broadside, Revolutionary War), Gage, Thomas (1721-1787)

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $6,518$5,500

    (Broadside, Revolutionary War), Gage, Thomas (1721-1787), Broadside printed with three Loyalist addresses to Governor Gage, with Gage's responses, October, 1775, two pages, one side with "An address more ...

  • (Broadside, War of 1812)

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $2,963$2,500

    (Broadside, War of 1812), Large printed Broadside entitled British Barbarity and Piracy!!, printed on a single folio sheet, c. March 25th, 1808, inflammatory rhetoric on the Chesapeake-Leopard more ...

  • Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $148$125

    Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878), Autograph letter signed, two pages, August 27th, 1874, to Mr. A.G. Browne, concerning his responsibilities at The Evening Post and the divisions of labor, with more ...

  • Buchanan, James (1791-1868)

    Lot: 20
    Sold for: $582$475

    Buchanan, James (1791-1868), Signed document, one page, June 22nd, 1860, on vellum, military appointment for Montgomery Fletcher as Chief Engineer in the Navy, countersigned by Isaac Toucey as more ...

  • Bulfinch, Charles (1763-1844)

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $119$100

    Bulfinch, Charles (1763-1844), Three articles, signed documents, 1805 and 1810, land deeds conveying property, also signed by Hannah Bulfinch and buyers, with seals intact, two folio, one 4to, more ...

  • (Civil War, Mass. 54th Regiment)

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $3,081$2,600

    (Civil War, Mass. 54th Regiment), Civil War surgeon's kit, Weiss, London, maker, mid 19th-century, in brass-bound mahogany case with velvet-lined interior fitted with numerous implements including more ...

  • (Civil War Period), Sleeper, C.E.

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $184$150

    (Civil War Period), Sleeper, C.E., Manuscript diary, 1861-1862, in a fold over soft leather cover, not a soldier account, early entries detailing schooling and daily activities, then describing more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $1,896$1,600

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph postcard signed twice, one page, Hartford, November 20th, [1880], to a young Edward Bok, responding to his autograph request, "I was busy with the more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 25
    Unsold  

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, two pages, Vienna, October 25, 1897, recipient unknown, concerning his thoughts on a photograph showing him in a wagon with horse and more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 26
    Unsold  

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, two pages, July 11, [before 1900], to Mayor Henry "Brer" Robinson, referring to a game of billiards and the health of Mrs. Clemens, 8 more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $1,422$1,200

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, one page, February 10, 1906, a letter of condolence to a Mr. Fuller, text in full: "I am so glad dear Fuller, so glad I made that more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 28
    Unsold  

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, one page, February 24, 1906, to G.C. Hall of the Hall-Truman Furniture Company, thanking him for the gift of a book and complimenting more ...

  • Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908)

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $551$450

    Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908), Signed document, one page, January 21st, 1887, on vellum, naval appointment issued to Walter W. Queen as Rear Admiral, countersigned by William C. Whitney as Secretary more ...

  • (Colonial America, Colonial Militia)

    Lot: 30
    Sold for: $1,126$950

    (Colonial America, Colonial Militia), Manuscript document signed, April 15, 1756, a pact and contract with a company of scouts and militia men to guard and patrol the area around the Merrimack and more ...