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Vol.2, Iss.17: October Birthdays


October Birthdays

October brings the autumn weather and a chill in the air. At University Archives we are busily working on putting up all the new and exciting purchases we have made. In this newsletter, we are featuring a wide variety of people who are celebrating their birthdays this month.

Currently we are listing some of our premier items on eBay with Buy It Now and Best Offer to view, click HERE.

For very interesting, but lower valued items, we have entrusted the assistance of Herman Darvick to list these items starting at $9.99, click HERE.

Please visit the University Archives website to access our inventory, with over 20,000 items available for purchase.

Name Chester Arthur ID# 54233
Headline Large Signed Photograph of President Chester A. Arthur  
Date [1882] Price
Place n.p. $15,000.00

Name Rutherford B. Hayes ID# 14367
Headline R. B. Hayes writes a personal letter to a fellow Civil War soldier from Ohio, General Manning F. Force  
Date August 17, 1884 Price
Place Spiegel Grove $1,500.00

Name Eddie Rickenbacker ID# 53613
Headline War-dated Signed First Edition of Rickenbacker's "Seven Came Through" - recounting the more than three weeks he and his comrades spent adrift in the Pacific in 1943 after their plane crashed as they were on assignment to inspect combat air bases.  
Date [January] 1944 Price
Place [New York] $300.00


Name Eleanor Roosevelt ID# 53510
Headline The First Lady christens the S.S. "America" a day before Hitler invades Poland - acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1941 and converted to a troop transport, the cruise ship was renamed "West Point" and carried a total of over 350,000 troops during her naval service - she had the largest capacity of any Navy troopship in service during World War II.  
Date August 31, 1939 Price
Place Newport News, Virginia $500.00

Name Dwight D. Eisenhower ID# 54274
Headline "Rolling Wooded Hills" - original oil painting by Dwight D. Eisenhower.  
Date n.d. Price
Place [Gettysburg, Pennsylvania] $12,500.00

Name Noah Webster ID# 50583
Headline Noah Webster pens a letter, "I take the liberty to direct a small box of books to your care, with a request that you would keep it safe & deliver it to...an agent of mine, who will be in Worcester in a few days", the very year he publishes the first revised version of his classic "An American Dictionary of the English Language".  
Date November 3, 1841 Price
Place New Haven, [Connecticut] $2,000.00

Name David Ben-Gurion ID# 51099
Headline Ben-Gurion's Histadrut Membership Register carried by him for almost ten years!  
Date December 14, 1928 Price
Place Palestine $5,000.00

Name William O. Douglas ID# 54200
Headline Justice Douglas, commenting on the urgency of Congress to authorize the admission to the United States of displaced persons still in camps in Europe, writes a "Washington Post" reporter that "a policy of inaction can be as vicious and destructive as any of Hitler's well-laid plans..."  
Date May 22, 1947 Price
Place Washington, D.C. $1,600.00

Name Franz Liszt ID# 52788
Headline Liszt thanks one of the performers at a Liszt Festival Concert in Berlin for "your beautiful poetic 'Liszt Welcome'..."  
Date April 24, 1881 Price
Place Berlin [Germany] $2,400.00


Name William Clinton
Hillary Clinton
ID# 50297
Headline Relating to a Washington law firm's March 3, 1999 bill "for professional services rendered in connection with fundraising matters," the President and First Lady "believe these legal expenses are appropriate for reimbursement by the [Clinton Legal Expense] Trust" formed in 1998 to help pay their legal bills relating to, but not limited to, Whitewater, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, impeachment, and illegal fundraising.  
Date March 3 1999 Price
Place Washington, D.C. $25,000.00

Name Jonas Salk ID# 53912
Headline Jonas Salk signed letter and photograph , "I, too, am glad that you are free of one of the diseases that threatened the lives of children in your mother's youth" no doubt referring to the polio epidemics in the 1940s and 1950s.  
Date December 19, 1969 Price
Place [La Jolla, California] $400.00


Name Theodore Roosevelt ID# 52948
Headline Fantastic Teddy Roosevelt hand-written manuscript, tipped into a copy of his book The Winning of the West. Roosevelt attacks Jefferson and Madison for their lack of foresight regarding the burning of Washington DC by the British during the War of 1812: "...the cowardly infamy of which Jefferson and Madison...were guilty in not making ready...to protect their capitol...".  
Date 1899/1900 Price
Place n.p. $15,000.00


Name John Adams ID# 51614
Headline John Adams, newly arrived Commissioner to the Court of France, relates news of the French fleet's capture of a British vessel "loaded with military stores" to Edmé-Jacques Genet of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ostensibly for publication in a pro-American French propaganda journal.  
Date [October 1778] Price
Place [Passy, France] $22,000.00


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