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
(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) CLARK ,EDWARD
FDR Funeral 1945. [Published in LIFE], taken in 1945, printed later
Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark, Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta.
Whittier on the death of Longfellow “It is a mighty loss to us all. It leaves me with a feeling of loneliness, as if I had outlived the world."WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF
Autograph letter signed to “My dear Friend.”. Danvers, March 28, 1882
Whittier poignantly writes, “Thy word of sympathy in view of the death of dear Longfellow was very welcome. It is a mighty loss to us all. It leaves me with a feeling of loneliness, as if I had outlived the world. …. All English-speaking people have a common interest in the great world-singer. I am very truly thy friend John G. Whittier.”
BEGIN, MENACHEM and JIMMY CARTER
Photograph signed by Carter and Begin. Robert A. Cumins, 1979
Signed by Carter and Begin. Menachem Begin was awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Anwar Sadat, “for their work in laying a foundation for future peace” in the Middle East. The framework, reached at Camp David, was facilitated by Jimmy Carter. The Nobel award called Carter “the masterbuilder responsible for the bridge that had to be built between Egypt and Israel.”
(CIVIL WAR.) Boucher, James H. Medical Director’s Office, 17th Army Corps
[Manuscript] Circular. During and after an engagement …. Lake Providence, La., March 14, 1863
This remarkable document provides detailed instructions for the medical officers of XVII Corps. The corps was organized in December 1862 as part of U.S. Grant’s Army of the Tennessee. It formed the center of Grant’s forces in the siege of Vicksburg, which was taken on July 4, 1863.