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Vol. 4, Iss. 8: Holiday Gift Giving Ideas 2013

12/14/2013
 
 
 

 

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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas 2013

In keeping with our Holiday newsletters, we are continuing our unique offerings in this newsletter with a 10% discount.  Please look at our website http://www.universityarchives.com, for a more complete selection of our material.  For personal assistance, please call 203-454-0111 and ask for Sandie Galaro, our Director of Sales.
 

Name Martin Luther King ID# 57192
Headline Original manuscript handwritten by Martin Luther King for his first book, “Stride Toward Freedom” – Over 100 words including “Labor has a great stake in the struggle for civil rights, if only because the forces that are anti Negro are usually anti-labor too…” – with First Edition of “Stride Toward Freedom”  
Date 1957/1958 Price
Place [Montgomery, Alabama] $19,500.00
 
 
Name Neil Armstrong ID# 57174
Headline Rare early handwritten letter concerning Armstrong’s ancestry  
Date 1962-1970 Price
Place Houston, Texas $9,500.00
 
 

 

Name George A. Custer ID# 57194
Headline Capt. Benteen’s 7th Cavalry Stamper & Signed Custer Envelope  
Date 1868, 1873-1876 Price
Place Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory $9,500.00
 
Name Henry D. Thoreau ID# 57128
Headline Unpublished Thoreau notes on the importance of actual experience  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $7,500.00
 
 

Name Benedict Arnold
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.
ID# 57175
Headline As he was seething from his non-promotion and threatening to resign, Brigadier General Benedict Arnold orders booze – with letter from Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., later Washington’s aide-de-camp, ordering Limestone from the Commissary  
Date March 20, 1777 Price
Place Swansea, [Massachusetts] $7,500.00
 

Name [Pierre Auguste Renoir] ID# 57153
Headline Two original well-documented Renoirs! Miniature Porcelain Cup and Saucer painted by young Pierre-Auguste Renoir and kept by him  
Date [c.1854-1861] Price
Place [Paris, France] $6,750.00
 

Name Francis Gary Powers ID# 57118
Headline Writing from Vladimir Central Prison, U-2 pilot Powers refers to the day his espionage trial opened – he also writes “I am glad that Kennedy won. I sincerely hope he turns out to be a good President and puts the good of the people above all other considerations” – In 1962, JFK and Khrushchev agreed on a spy swap and Powers was released – with twice signed original envelope  
Date November 15&24, 1960 Price
Place [Moscow, USSR] $6,000.00
 

Name John Hancock ID# 57129
Headline Framed Display! Attractive John Hancock document with his iconic “Declaration of Independence” signature  
Date September 6, 1790 Price
Place [Boston, Massachusetts] $5,800.00
 

Name [John F. Kennedy] ID# 57232
Headline First Generation Photograph of one of America’s iconic images: John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s horse-drawn flag-draped casket  
Date [November 25, 1963] Price
Place [Washington, D.C.] $3,500.00
 

Name Ernest Shackleton ID# 57230
Headline On his “British Antarctic Expedition 1907” letterhead, Shackleton thanks the Royal Geographical Society, who had recently published his plans for his British Antarctic Expedition, for lists which he had received  
Date June 21, 1907 Price
Place London, [England] $3,300.00
 

Name Religious Relics ID# 57229
Headline A scarce seven-relic, first-class Multireliquary of seven saints  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $2,750.00
 

Name Samuel L. Clemens ID# 57231
Headline Mark Twain sends his lawyer $10,000 to invest with an Illinois banking house  
Date January 17, 1876 Price
Place Hartford, Connecticut $2,500.00
 

Name Thomas Alva Edison ID# 57235
Headline Scarce signed photograph of Edison reciting, in front of two WOR radio microphones, “Mary had a little lamb,” his first recording on the phonograph which he had invented exactly 50 years earlier – he also invented the microphone!  
Date 1927 Price
Place n.p. $2,500.00
 
 

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