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Harriet Beecher Stowe Autographed Cabinet Photograph, Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1880’s - SOLD


Harriet Beecher Stowe Autographed Cabinet Photograph, Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1880’s, entire view

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) graces this cabinet photo with her full-name signature; the
mounted sepia portrait grades near mint, photo measures 4.25” x 6.5”, and features a well-
known profile image of the author in here later years. Stowe’s black-ink script rates “10” and
contrasts beautifully against the white lower margin. A large and attractive imprint on the
reverse advertises photographer “Geo. H. Hastings” of Boston. This item has been examined by
the PSA/DNA…EXCELLENT

SOLD

232-374




Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery,
Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821 Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York - SOLD


Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery, Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821
Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York, entire view

Printed & manuscript document signed by DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York, March 24, 1821;
embossed seal and signature of secretary; framed with engraved portrait.
Normal folds, very fine condition overall; Frame: 25.5 x 15.5"; document: 11.25 x 8".

SOLD

556-4




Federal Period Sheet Iron Tray, Patriotic Decoration, Pierced Handles
American, unknown decorator - SOLD


Federal Period Sheet Iron Tray, Patriotic Decoration, Pierced Handles
American, unknown decorator, entire view 1

The decoration ornamenting the interior of sides appears to be original while the eagle,
cross flags and shield was likely added during the Civil War as was the gold leaf
scrolling that conforms to bowed ends of waiter. (24.75" x 17" x 1.5")

SOLD

410-171




Identified Civil War Pocket Bible, New Testament
American Bible Society, 1862, New York
Inscribed: R. Streeter, New Durham, NH / Co. A, 12th Reg., NHV
Battle Chanserville [sic] / Sundy [sic] May the 3d 1863 - SOLD
Date/Period: 1863


Identified Civil War Pocket Bible, New Testament American Bible Society, 1862, New York, entire view 1

Measurement: 2.25" x 3.75" x 1"

Material: Leather covers, page edges gilt in gold; back cover has a flap which extends
over the sides of the pages, and tucks into a leather strap on the front cover to close the
book and protect it. The flap is intact, as well as the leather strap on the front cover

Condition: Generally, very good; three small holes to side of flap.

Additional Information: Inscribed: If you finds[sic] Me sick Wouded[sic] or ded[sic]
please Perform those Wrights[sic] you Would for a Brother and send this to My Wife Mrs
H E Streeter New Durham NH.

SOLD

110-1026





Abraham Lincoln, ADS with 4 autographs
Case: A. Lincoln, Caleb Davis vs Solomon Wilson
A Rare and Exceptional Offering - SOLD


Lincoln and Davis vs. Solomon Wilson page 1

Previously unpublished legal brief authored by Lincoln with 610 words in his hand. Lincoln writes as "A Commissioner for the Circuit Court of Champaign County, Illinois"
Filed May 26, 1853

"4pp ADS Signed 4x;  2.5 pp in Abraham Lincoln's hand  May 26, 1853. Not in "Collected Works....".  Not mentioned in "Lincoln Log" Apparently previously unpublished legal brief approx. 610 words in Lincoln's hand.  A REMARKABLE FOUR AUTOGRAPHS using his FULL NAME TWICE with titles, and A. LINCOLN TWICE with titles and one with a whimsical SEAL drawn by Lincoln.  Two Sheets Folded (4 pp) approx 8"x 12.75" on expected blue  legal sheets. One autograph on each of the 4 pp. allowingfor exceptional display possibility by creative framer. Unframed, some separation at seams, but fully intact, fully legible and completely enamouring. Lincoln identifies himself as commissioner in all 4 autographs

  Exceptional.

SKU: 1296-1 - SOLD

For further information, contact Dave Hillier at drh@aaawt.com or 978-597-8084

TRANSCRIPTION AS FOLLOWS:  

This Indenture made the Twentysix day of May, in
the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
and Fiftythree by and between Abraham Lincoln as a Commissioner
of the Circuit Court of Champaign County, party of the first part,
and Caleb P. Davis of the state of Indiana,
party of the second part Witnessall

                                                                   That whereas at
the October term of same Champaign County Circuit Court in
the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred 
and Fiftyone in  a suit pending in said court where in
said Caleb P Davis was complainant, and Solomon Wilson
and Minerva Wilson his wife were defendants, it was said
court among other things decreed that the said defendant
by deed with same covenants as in their former deed and
with relinquishment of dower convey to the same complainant
the premises in the Bill XXXXX XXXXXX.  The West half of the
South quarter of Section Nine, The North East quarter of the South
West quarter of said Section Nine the South West Quarter of
the North West Quarter of said Section Nine. and another part
of said Section Nine and bounded as follows  xxxx beginning
four poles North of the North East corner of the forty acre tract 
land alone described then south seventynin  poles to the south
to the South East corner of said last mentioned forty acre tract then east
one hundred and sixty poles then north thirty poles then West one
hundred and sixty poles to the beginning
Also this one hundred half of the north quarter west quarter of the
south east quarter of Section Eight, all of the said land being
in Township Twentytwo North of Range

Fourteen West of the Second Principal Meridian as is situated in
the county of Champaign in the State of Illinois  that said defendant
execute and file in this record said office of Champaign County said deed
on or before the 1st day of the next term of this court, and in case of
the default therein Abraham Lincoln he as commissioner to grant a
conveyance under this decree And whereas said defendant have failure
said default in making conveyance according to said decree now among
the files of said court are in the words following  xxxx " And the said
Solomon Wilson and Minerva his wife do covenant said xxxx with the
said Caleb P Davis and with his heirs and assign that they will and their
heirs and executors and administrators will warrant and forever defend
the same tract or parcels of land and all the appertinces to the same
Caleb P Davis and his heirs and assigns against all persons whatsoever
lawfully claiming or to claim the land.
Now therefor in consideration of the promises, i, the party of the first
part have granted bargained and sold and by the powerxxx do grant 
bargain and sell unto Caleb P Davis, and to his heirs and assigns forever
all the rights with interest and estate of the same Solomon Wilson and Minerva his wife
and to the lands herein above xxxxx.    to Have and to Hold to the said
Caleb P Wilson and his  heirs and assigns forever the same land together with all
and xxxxx the priviledge and appertinances therein belonging
And I, party of the first part, so far as I am XXXX to authority do so
the same Solomon Wilson and Minerva his wife, and each of them
to the performance of this conveyance and to the relinquishment of 
the dower as herefor recited

In testimony whereof, I , Party of the first part as commissioner as
aforesaid have hereto set my hand and seal this day and year first above written

                                                                 A. Lincoln   (draws a seal)

                                                                Commissioner

(NOTE: Following Section is in the hand of Thompson R. Webber, clerk of courts)

 

State of Illinois
Champaign County
I, Thompson R. Webber, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in and for said county, do hereby certify that
Abraham Lincoln whose signature appears to the foregoing
Does as having executed the same came this day personally
before me and acknowledges that for has created the same
in his Official Capacity for the xxxx and purposes
therein mentioned


In testimony whereof I have hereto
set my hand and affixed the seal
of said court at Urbana this 26th day
of May, A.D. 1853

(Official Seal)                        T. R. Webber, Clrk

External or Page 4 folded in 4.  Docketed by Lincoln for the court

  A. Lincoln, Commissioner

To xx  Deed

Caleb P. Davis

SOLD

1296-1



Civil War Letter
George B. Dowsman
Company H 75th Indiana Infantry
"I have not yet got the strength to sit up on a knapsack long enough to write a very lengthy letter." - SOLD


Civil War Letter
George B. Dowsman
Company H 75th Indiana Infantry, entire view

A period letter, easy to read and well written; aches and pains of camp life; thanking his sister for sending stamps which he traded for a chicken and loaf of soft bread..."and got me the best dinner I have had for a long time." Mentions letter not getting home and that "the letter was captured while going up the river to Louisville." Lined paper with The Great battle of Manassas, Sept. 30th, 1862; measures: 4.5 x 7.75 inches.

146-50 - SOLD




Civil War Period Sheet Music
"We Are Coming Father Abraham 300,000 More"
Circa 1862 - SOLD


Civil War Period Sheet Music
'We Are Coming Father Abraham 300,000 More'
Circa 1862, entire view

Featuring classic Union battle cry, printed in Boston, c. 1862. Stains. Matted and framed.

529-5 - SOLD




Civil War Period
Minstrel Show Sheet Music
"When This Cruel War is Over"
Circa 1863 - SOLD


Civil War Period
Minstrel Show Sheet Music
'When This Cruel War is Over'
Circa 1863, entire view

Sheet music for "Weeping, Sad and Lonely," better known today as "When This Cruel War is Over" by Charles Carroll Sawyer and Henry Tucker, c. 1863, stained. Matted and framed.

529-3 - SOLD




Grouping of Vermont
Civil War Documents - SOLD


Grouping of Vermont
Civil War Documents, entire view

Includes blank enlistment forms, receipts for swords and other arms, clothing voucher for 6th VT soldier wounded at The Wilderness. All in good to very good condition.

110-264 - SOLD




Memorial Service
James Abram Garfield - SOLD


Memorial Service James Abram Garfield

Portrait of Garfield within border of oak leaf, laurel and stars surmounted by sword and flags festooned with black ribbon; beneath is a panoply of arms.
President March 4th 1881
Died September 19th 1881
Age 49 Years
Eulogy By Hon. James C. Blaine
House Of Representatives Feb. 27, 1882
The card stock measure 9.75 by 6-inches; minor soiling...crease at bottom right.
Dimensions: 9.75 by 6-inches.

448-11 - SOLD




Infantry Drill Regulations
United States Army
Special Edition
Copyright 1891 - SOLD


Infantry Drill Regulations
United States Army
Special Edition
Copyright 1891, entire view

Soft cover, faded blue covers, owner's name inscribed on cover and title page, cover soiled and creased, good to very good.

110-336 - SOLD




Infantry Tactics by Brigadier General Silas Casey, Vol. I
1862 - SOLD


Infantry Tactics by Brigadier General Silas Casey, Vol. I
1862, entire view

Green cloth cover, front and back with blind stamped eagle, spine with gold lettering, lightly inscribed in pencil "A. W. Eames / Aug 1866 / Leicester Mass."
Condition: flyleaf diagram has tear in one fold and foxing on front and back cover pages otherwise very good, volume I only.
Dimensions: 5.25 by 3.75-inches.

110-329 - SOLD




1854 Book Signed By Union General Hiram Berdan
Inventor, crack rifleman, creator of two Civil War Sharp Shooter regiments - SOLD


1854 Book Signed By Union General Hiram Berdan
Inventor, crack rifleman, creator of two Civil War Sharp Shooter regiments, entire view

Hiram S. Berdan Autograph, Commander of Berdan's Sharpshooters - Copy of The Works of Washington Irving, Volume IX, 1854, signed on inside of end paper "H. Berdan." The inside cover page has a Francis Marion Crawford bookplate; Marion Crawford was a very popular American author who married Hiram Berdan's daughter Elizabeth in 1884. Hiram S. Berdan (1824 - 1893) was a millionaire who formed a unit of expert marksmen that became famous as "Berdan's Sharpshooters" during the Civil War. Berdan's autograph is uncommon.

110-289 - SOLD




Printed Tribute of Respect
To Captain of Ship Lost at Sea
Circa 1842 - SOLD


Printed Tribute of Respect
To Captain of Ship Lost at Sea
Circa 1842

1842 broadside printed in tribute to James K. York, Captain of the schooner Napoleon that was lost with all but one of his crew in a storm off the coast of Maine in November, 1842. The surviving crewmember, Stephen Chase, wrote a poem about the Captain's demise that was printed in Portland, ME in February, 1843. Rice paper mounted on laid paper, toned, with staining. - 11-inches by 7.5-inches.

110-318 - SOLD




ALS
Navy Yards Charlestown Mss.
William Bainbridge
To: John Rogers
President of the Navy Board

Washington City
18th March 1824 - SOLD


Navy Yards Charlestown Mss.
William Bainbridge
To: John Rogers

In pursuance of Rogers requesting the deficiency, if any, of materials of copper, wood and iron for vessels being built at the Navy Yards under the act of the "Gradual Increase of the Navy"...Bainbridge writes, -That a sufficient quantity of each of the materials named is on hand, to complete Gun Ship No. 1 with the exception of about 55 feet pine boards & plank. Bainbridge reports inventory needed to complete Gun Ship No. 2 and materials needed to complete 44-Gun Frigate. (As depicted, center crease; a 1.5-inch tear, long ago taped at upper right. Old collectors tape at top and bottom crease line...about .25-inch each.)

232-135 - SOLD




Worcester Broadside for Prevention of Asiatic Cholera
June 22, 1832 - SOLD


Worcester Broadside for Prevention of Asiatic Cholera

Dimensions: 12.75 by 10-inches.

576-23 - SOLD




CIVIL WAR RELIC
Virginia Dug Beveled Edge Belt Buckle
Struck by projectile - SOLD


CIVIL WAR RELIC
Virginia Dug Beveled Edge Belt Buckle
Struck by projectile, entire view

As depicted...
Excavated at Petersburg, Virginia
Dimensions: 2.25 by 3-inches.

146-52 - SOLD




Civil War Era Tin Shaving Mug - SOLD


Civil War Era Tin Shaving Mug, entire view

Dimensions: 4.5-inches high.

146-47 - SOLD




Civil War Era
Carved Rings...one bone, the other wood
NHV - SOLD


Civil War Era
Carved Rings...one bone, the other wood
NHV, entire view

As depicted, the wood ring with raised carved NHV (New Hampshire Volunteers) with the bone ring notched.
Dimensions of both: approximately 1-inch diameter.

146-51 - SOLD




Civil War Period
Rosewood Fife - SOLD


Civil War Period
Rosewood Fife, entire view

A period fife, beautifully figured Rosewood, engraved German silver fittings, very good condition. (Length: 16-inches.)

110-345 - SOLD





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