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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
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  • Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)

    Lot: 60
    Sold for: $178$150

    Taft, William Howard (1857-1930), Signature card with sentiment, dated November 14th, 1923, 3 by 5 in., (very lightly toned). more ...

  • Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)

    Lot: 61
    Sold for: $148$125

    Taft, William Howard (1857-1930), Signature card with sentiment, dated Washington, July 27th, 1923, 3 by 5 in., (paper remnants to verso). more ...

  • Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)

    Lot: 62
    Sold for: $2,963$2,500

    Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850), Signed document, March 25th, 1850, one page, on vellum, as President, issued to Vittorio A. Sartori in acknowledgement of his status as Vice Consul of Sardinia residing more ...

  • Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972)

    Lot: 63
    Sold for: $711$600

    Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972), three articles; first, signed document, June 22, 1949, one page, memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce, signed with initials; second, signed letter, September 26, more ...

  • Tyler, John (1790-1862)

    Lot: 64
    Sold for: $593$500

    Tyler, John (1790-1862), Signed document, July 21st, 1842, one page, on vellum, as President, appointment for Calvin Benjamin as Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Artillery, countersigned more ...

  • Tyler, John (1790-1862)

    Lot: 65
    Sold for: $889$750

    Tyler, John (1790-1862), Autograph letter signed, August 18th, [1844], one page with franked holograph address panel, as President, to William Wilkins, Secretary of War, a letter of introduction for more ...

  • (U.S. Military Commissions and Archive), Mauck, Clarence (died 1881)

    Lot: 66
    Sold for: $17,775$15,000

    (U.S. Military Commissions and Archive), Mauck, Clarence (died 1881), Fine archive of Presidential commissions and papers of Clarence Mauck, First Regimental Cavalry and later the Fourth and Ninth more ...

  • (United States Political Notables, 20th Century)

    Lot: 67

    (United States Political Notables, 20th Century), Group of twelve signed letters, to Mr. John Fischer, Harper & Bros., New York, 1948-1956, mostly discussing appointments, books or written articles, more ...

  • Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)

    Lot: 68
    Sold for: $593$500

    Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862), Signed document, January 2, 1841, one page, as President, authorization to affix the Seal of the United States to a treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the more ...

  • Warren, Dr. Joseph (1741-1775), Attributed to

    Lot: 69

    Warren, Dr. Joseph (1741-1775), Attributed to, Manuscript document, dated Boston, January 24th, 1771, fragmentary and double-sided, taken from Warren's diary and detailing appointments and lists of more ...

  • Washington, George (1732-1799)

    Lot: 70
    Sold for: $7,110$6,000

    Washington, George (1732-1799), Signed document, one page June 17th, 1783, as General and Commander in Chief, discharging Alexander McMasters of the first New York Regiment from the American Army, more ...

  • Washington, George (1732-1799)

    Lot: 71
    Sold for: $10,073$8,500

    Washington, George (1732-1799), Signed document, one page, August 29th, 1794, three language ship's passport issued to Joshua Aldridge of the Schooner Salem Packet, in English, French, and Dutch, more ...

  • Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)

    Lot: 72
    Sold for: $178$150

    Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924), Signature card, dated 1923, 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 in.; together with a signed letter from John Randolph Bolling, acknowledging the inclusion of the card, (card with first more ...

  • Wilson, Woodrow ( 1856-1924) & Wilson, Edith Bolling (1872-1961)

    Lot: 72A
    Sold for: $415$350

    Wilson, Woodrow ( 1856-1924) & Wilson, Edith Bolling (1872-1961), Two White House signature cards and a later signature card from Edith Bolling Wilson, all undated, 2 3/4 by 4 3/8 in. and 2 1/4 by 3 more ...

  • Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906)

    Lot: 73
    Sold for: $711$600

    Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906), Autograph note signed with sentiment, July 22, 1900, stating "Perfect equality of rights for women - civil and political - is the demand of yours sincerely Susan B. more ...

  • (Arctic Explorers and Aviators)

    Lot: 74
    Sold for: $207$175

    (Arctic Explorers and Aviators), Five articles; Hayes, Isaac I. (1832-1881), autograph letter signed, July 14th, 1867, three pages, recipient unknown, concerning corrections for proofs of maps more ...

  • (Authors, Maritime)

    Lot: 75
    Sold for: $711$600

    (Authors, Maritime), Three articles; Dana, Richard Henry (1815-1882), autograph letter signed, March 14, 1848, one page, to Professor Greenleaf, concerning Dana's presentation and article concerning more ...

  • Bartholdi, Frederic A. (1834-1904)

    Lot: 76

    Bartholdi, Frederic A. (1834-1904), Autograph letter signed, Paris, December 6th, 1871, four pages, in French, describing the ongoing problems with the Prussians in Alsace and the affect on the more ...

  • Brodkey, Harold (1930-1996)

    Lot: 77

    Brodkey, Harold (1930-1996), two bound typed manuscripts with holograph annotations and corrections; first Departure from Eden, consisting of 169 double-spaced pages, with cloth cover having the more ...

  • Attributed to Burns, Robert (1759-1796)

    Lot: 78
    Sold for: $1,481$1,250

    Attributed to Burns, Robert (1759-1796), Rare autograph manuscript draft of a poem titled "The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie, my ain pet ewe, an unco melancholy story," and Mailie's "Elegy," more ...

  • Burroughs, John (1837-1921)

    Lot: 79

    Burroughs, John (1837-1921), Signature card with sentiment, December 15th, 1895, affixed to a folio sheet with black and white photograph of Burroughs seated outside a cottage, (sheet with tear, more ...

  • Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685-1740)

    Lot: 80

    Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685-1740), Signed document, May 24, 1723, ten leaves, on vellum, with suede binding and Imperial red wax seal encased in an etched brass skippet, patent of nobility more ...

  • Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

    Lot: 82
    Sold for: $2,489$2,100

    Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), Autograph letter signed, Oxford, May 21, 1932, one page, in German, to Mr. Harvey, thanking him for his assistance with communications in English, "it often was no easy more ...

  • George I, King of England (1660-1727)

    Lot: 83
    Sold for: $296$250

    George I, King of England (1660-1727), Manuscript document signed, June 12th, 1702, one page, as Prince Regent under Queen Anne, appointment of John Graydon as Rear Admiral of the Blew Squadron, more ...

  • George III, King of England (1738-1820)

    Lot: 84
    Sold for: $207$175

    George III, King of England (1738-1820), Signed document, October 22nd, 1794, one page, on vellum, as King, appointment for Henry Harvey Aston as Lieutenant Colonel in the East Suffolk Regiment of more ...

  • Ibsen, Dr. Henrik (1828-1906)

    Lot: 85
    Sold for: $178$150

    Ibsen, Dr. Henrik (1828-1906), Autograph sentiment on his calling card, dated July 20th, 1896, "To Madame E.F. Pratt", 2 5/8 by 4 3/8 in., (excellent). more ...

  • Joyce, James (1882-1941)

    Lot: 86
    Sold for: $4,740$4,000

    Joyce, James (1882-1941), Autograph letter signed, April 15, 1928, one page, to Archibald MacLeish, concerning a dinner engagement, text in full: "Dear Mr. MacLeish: I am glad you are free and we more ...

  • Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)

    Lot: 87
    Sold for: $356$300

    Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936), Autograph letter signed, February 19th, 1923, one page, recipient unknown, regretting that he cannot travel and return to England due to illness, framed with portrait, more ...

  • Nansen, Fridjof (1861-1930)

    Lot: 88
    Sold for: $444$375

    Nansen, Fridjof (1861-1930), Two signed articles; first, signed letter, December 12th, 1906, one page, in German, on Legation de Norwege letterhead, recipient unknown, thanking him for the gift of a more ...

  • Pepys, Samuel (1633-1703)

    Lot: 90
    Sold for: $1,541$1,300

    Pepys, Samuel (1633-1703), Manuscript document signed, dated February 4th, 1673, one page, to the Principal Officers and Command of the Navy, by order of King Charles II, appointing James Patience more ...