LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH
Collection of eight autograph letters signed to Paul Hamilton Hayne. Cambridge, 1872-1880
This is a fine series of letter from Longfellow, the most celebrated and popular poet in America, and Paul Hamilton Hayne, the most famous southern poet of his era. In the first letter Longfellow tells Haynes that the promised volume of poems has not reached him. He assures the South Carolina poet that “this is of no great consequence, as you know already my opinion of your writings.”
Autograph manuscript signed “Walt Whitman on the Poets.”. No place, 
In this fascinating manuscript Whitman provides a newspaper with an article defending himself against attacks that he did not respect the great American poets of the day.
“one of my good-humored pictures … This is strong enough to be right and gentle enough to be right, too” - Whitman(WHITMAN, WALT.) Napoleon Sarony
Bust portrait of Whitman wearing a hat. New York, 1878
Boldly signed and dated 1879 by Whitman. Whitman observed of this delightful portrait, “It is one of my good-humored pictures. … This is strong enough to be right and gentle enough to be right, too: I like to be both: I wouldn’t like people to say ‘he is a giant’ and then forget I know how to love.”
A Republic, If You Can Keep It. New York: New York Times, (1972)
FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Warren: “For Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, dear friend and colleague whose life has been dedicated to keeping the United States, the Republic the founding fathers envisioned. With affectionate regards. Earl Warren 5/4/72.”
WATSON, JAMES D
The Double Helix. In Atlantic Monthly. Boston, January and February 1968
FIRST EDITION of The Double Helix, preceding the publication in book form in late February 1968. Signed by James Watson on the front cover of each issue.
Original drawing of Walt Whitman. no date, no place, 19th century
This original pen and ink drawing of Walt Whitman is mounted at the front of an 1888 edition of Leaves of Grass. The likeness of a jaunty, casual, Whitman wearing his trademark slouch hat takes its cue from the famous 1855 Hollyer engraving, but here we see an older Whitman with a full beard.
Cooper, James Fenimore
Autograph manuscript signed headed “Extract from ‘Bravo,’. Paris, 16 June 1831
A passage from Cooper’s The Bravo, A Venetian Story. Cooper likely wrote out this extended passage from The Bravo for an unknown admirer. Cooper identifies it at the foot of the page as “Chapter VI. vol. I. copied from proof sheet…” The manuscript varies in several places from the text of the novel’s first publication in 1831.
MORGAN ,JOHN PIERPONT
Letter Signed to Gov. Levi P. Morton of New York. New York, March 12, 1895
In this letter on J. P. Morgan & Co. letterhead, Morgan writes to his friend financier Levi P. Morton, the governor of New York and one of Morgan’s principal banking rivals.
A Fascinating Hawthorne Letter Promoting a Distinctively American Book and Reflecting on English Literary TasteHawthorne, Nathaniel
Autograph letter signed [to Henry Arthur Bright]. Brunswick, 7 January 1854