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9/9/2013
 
 
 
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Summer is waning and University Archives has cranked up the volume, excited to show you some of our latest acquisitions!  Although it has been a while since we sent out a newsletter, it doesn’t mean we have been relaxing all summer, quite the opposite.  We are constantly finding new and interesting items to entice our customers.   

Don’t forget to check out our website www.universityarchives.com to see the complete offerings we have to add to your collections or begin new ones.  If you would like personal assistance, please call Sandie Galaro at ext. 221 for professional service. 

 

Name
ID#
56618
Headline
Striking, huge signed image of Dickens at his desk doing what he did best - writing! Probably the finest known.
 
Date
1858-1860
Price
Place
[London, England]
$37,500.00
 
 
Name
ID#
56756
Headline
Superb Full Signature! President Lincoln appoints a Lieutenant of Infantry in the Militia of the District of Columbia organized for the defense of the capital
 
Date
May 16, 1861
Price
Place
Washington, D.C.
$7,500.00
 
 

 

Name
ID#
56759
Headline
A proud son tells his father of his first case before the High Court, knowing that it will give him “pleasure to learn that my first opening at the Supreme Court of the United States has been successful as to its issue…” and that he has “subscribed for the Washington Federalist…”
 
Date
February 25, 1804
Price
Place
[Washington, D.C.]
$15,000.00
 
Name
ID#
56761
Headline
Jackson writes about the Creek War after which he was promoted to Major General: “All the Cattle was carried away by Indians … to obtain supplies for the Indians & British… On my march to Pensacola a fresh trail of Cattle was discovered diverting its course toward Pensacola … The Spanish guard was surprised & captured & six Indians killed … Major Blue commanded the Indians, I never heard that a solitary horse had been brought away by them - It is not likely that the Red Sticks would leave any Horses west of the Escambia…”
 
Date
February 3, 1823
Price
Place
Hermitage
$12,500.00
 
 

Name
ID#
56735
Headline
Superb condition envelope signed by Howard Hughes, framed with a pristine American flag, both of which traveled around the world on his historic, record-breaking flight.
 
Date
1938
Price
Place
n.p.
$7,500.00
 

Name
ID#
56667
Headline
Order to survey 700 acres in the British Province of West-Florida on the Mississippi River, later claimed by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase
 
Date
February 4, 1772
Price
Place
[Pensacola, West-Florida]
$2,200.00
 

Name
ID#
56813
Headline
Scarce Large Size 1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal depicting on reverse a headdressed Indian plowing a field, children playing baseball, and an Indian scalping scene – suspended on a beaded Native American necklace in a handcrafted pouch
 
Date
1862
Price
Place
Philadelphia
$5,500.00
 

Name
ID#
56648
Headline
President Jackson writes to his wife’s niece who had married Lucius Polk, a cousin of future President James Knox Polk, in the White House nine months earlier.
 
Date
January 2, [1833]
Price
Place
Washington, D.C.
$1,250.00
 

Name
ID#
56768
Headline
John Hancock sends a preacher “a pound of the best Green Tea,” seven months before the Tea Act, the catalyst of the Boston Tea Party
 
Date
October 22, 1772
Price
Place
Boston, [Massachusetts]
$15,000.00
 

Name
ID#
56622
Headline
Pair of Raptor Dinosaur Eggs
 
Date
c. 75-71 million B.C.
Price
Place
[China]
$3,750.00
 

Name
ID#
56601
Headline
Rare! Signed “G A Custer” – Incorporating “Genl G A Custer” addressing an envelope, General George Armstrong Custer writes to his wife at Fort Leavenworth
 
Date
February 13, 1869
Price
Place
Hays, Kansas
$3,250.00
 

Name
ID#
56754
Headline
Ben-Gurion writes of his efforts in World War I to form a Jewish Legion to fight the Turks in Palestine, ending their rule, mentioning Justice Brandeis, President Wilson, Trumpeldor’s Zion Mule Corp, Ben-Zvi, Zaki Bey, and Jemal Pasha
 
Date
May 13, 1966
Price
Place
Sdeh Boker, Israel
$3,000.00
 

Name
ID#
56804
Headline
Warren Commission Exhibit No. 312. Lee Harvey Oswald tells his mother that “the American Embassy in Moscow wrote me a letter and stated they think the Russians have to let us go.”
 
Date
December 20, [1961]
Price
Place
[Minsk, Russia]
$14,000.00
 

Name
ID#
56671
Headline
War Diary of over 15,000 words belonging to Machinist Mate Jack Leland Ball recording, among other events, news of Pearl Harbor and his participation in the Battle of Casablanca – with Army Air Force cloth maps of Japan and China, and personal items including his U.S. Navy ID tag
 
Date
1940-1943
Price
Place
Various
$2,500.00
 

Name
ID#
56531
Headline
Framed Display! Rare 1864 Lincoln & Johnson Ferrotype and California Union Ticket
 
Date
1864
Price
Place
California
$1,800.00
 
 

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