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RICHARD J. GATLING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1885:

GATLING TELLS COLT PATENT FIRE ARMS THAT THE STATE OF NEW YORK "HAS SENT TWO GATLING GUNS HERE FOR REPAIRS"

RICHARD J. GATLING. TLS: "R.J. Gatling", 1p, 8½x11½. Hartford, Conn., 1885 April 14. As President, on stationery of The Gatling Gun Company. To Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, Hartford. In full: "The Chief of Ordnance, State of New York, advises us that he has sent two Gatling Guns here for repairs, and that if anything is needed in the way of appendages or spare parts, that he be furnished with a list of the same, before he gives the order for them. As soon as the guns are received, please put them in good working order, and furnish us with a list of the articles required as above." Exactly 20 years before this letter was written, John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol. Twelve days later, U.S. Cavalry Sgt. Boston Corbett shot Booth with a Colt revolver. By the 1850s, Richard J. Gatling (1818-1903) had become wealthy from agricultural inventions such as machines for sowing rice and wheat. He is best known for inventing the rapid-fire Gatling gun, the first practical machine gun, patented in 1862, the year The Gatling Gun Company was founded in Indianapolis. Read More...

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RICHARD J. GATLING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1885

 
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PRIME MINISTER WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (GREAT BRITAIN) - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/15/1963

PRIME MINISTER WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (GREAT BRITAIN) - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/15/1963:

He signs a typed letter to press magnate and wartime colleague Lord Beaverbrook ("Dear Max"). Written less than two months before Beaverbrook died, and less than two years before Churchill's own death.

TLS: "W", 1 page, 7½x9½. On his Chartwell stationery but written from the Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo, 1963 April 15. To The Right Honourable The Lord Beaverbrook, Churchill Cabinet member during WWII (Minister for Aircraft Production, Minister of Supply, and Lord Privy Seal). Begins: "My dear Max". In full: "I was so sorry not to be able to come out to dinner last night. I felt rather tired, and it seemed better to dine in bed, and indeed I also cancelled going out to luncheon today. But I hope to see you very soon, and I look forward to it." CHURCHILL (1874-1965) became a Member of Parliament in 1901. He successively served as Undersecretary for Colonies (1905-1908), President of the Board of Trade (1908-1910), Home Secretary (1910-1911) and First Lord of Admiralty (1911-1915). Churchill was a Colonel in France in WWI (1916), then Minister of Munitions (1917), Secretary for War and Air (1919-1921), for Colonies and Air (1921) and for Colonies (1921-1922) and was Chancellor of the Exchequer (1924-1929). His inspiring leadership during WWII, especially as Prime Minister (1940-1945, 1951-1955), sustained morale in Britain and helped stimulate resistance in Western Europe. Read More...

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PRESIDENT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/14/1840:

As the Whig Party candidate for President, Harrison devotes 3 pages to defending his conduct at the Battle of the Thames (War of 1812). He is so anxious to vindicate his military record that he is traveling to Cincinnati to have copies of depositions made and published! Harrison's signature is rare, especially so close to the date of his brief Presidency!

Autograph Letter signed: "W. H. Harrison", 3 pages with integral address leaf, 7¼x12½. North Bend (Ohio), 1840 February 14. To Moses B. Corwin, House of Representatives of Ohio. In full: "Your letter of the 10th was brought to me yesterday from Cincinnati. I had seen an article in the journal that Flood was charged with having written in his place, an assertion that I was not in the sortie of the Thames. I immediately addressed a note to him which I enclosed to General [Joseph] Vance demanding to know whether he had made such an assertion and the ground upon which it was made. Read More...

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PRESIDENT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/14/1840

 
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W. C. FIELDS - MANUSCRIPT SIGNED

W. C. FIELDS - MANUSCRIPT SIGNED:

Original Prohibition-era W.C. Fields comedy sketch.

Manuscript Comedy Sketch titled and signed: "One of the six best Cellars/By/W.C. Fields", 13¼p, 6x8¼, separate sheets. No place, no date. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect on January 16, 1920. As of that date, "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited." Prohibition is the topic of this comedy sketch, One of the Six Best Cellars, which is written with a bit of satire. The phrase "six best cellars" was an expression first used in 1920 referring to the best hideaways where liquor was stored during Prohibition. The phrase was used in a "Los Angeles Herald" story on December 8, 1920 stating that actress Mabel Normand, known to be a heavy drinker, had one of the "six best cellars" of Prohibition liquor in the Hollywood film colony. Although not dated, this comedy sketch was likely written during the Prohibition era. In the early 1920s Fields wrote many comedy sketches while performing in New York's vaudeville, most notably in the Ziegfeld Follies. Read More...

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COLONEL YURI GAGARIN - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL PAVEL POPOVICH, MAJOR GENERAL ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV, MAJOR GENERAL VALERI BYKOVSKY, MAJOR GENERAL VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, GENERAL GHERMAN TITOV:

THE SIX ORIGINAL SOVIET VOSTOK COSMONAUTS - Rare 7x5 photo signed by all six of the first Soviet cosmonauts in space

are Photograph signed in Russian: "Gagarin", "Titov", "Nikolayev", "Popovich", "Bykovsky" and "Tereshkova". B/w, 7¼x4¾. Informal photograph of all the Soviet Vostok cosmonauts, the first six Russians in space, each flying solo. YURI GAGARIN (1934-1968) piloting Vostok 1 (April 12, 1961), was the first man in space, orbiting for one hour and 48 minutes. GHERMAN TITOV (1935-2000), piloting Vostok 2 (August 6-7, 1961), orbited the Earth 17 times, spending 25 hours and 18 minutes in space. ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV (1929-2004), piloting Vostok 3 (August 11-15, 1962), made 64 orbits in 94 hours and 24 minutes. PAVEL POPOVICH (Vostok 4, August 12-15, 1962) orbited 48 times (70 hours and 57 minutes) in a dual launch with Vostok 3. VALERY BYKOVSKY (Vostok 5, June 14-19, 1963) made 81 orbits in 119 hours and 6 minutes). VALENTINA TERESHKOVA (Vostok 6, June 16-19, 1963) was the first woman in space, orbiting the Earth 48 times (70 hours and 50 minutes) and passing within three miles of Vostok 5. Read More...

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COLONEL YURI GAGARIN - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL PAVEL POPOVICH, MAJOR GENERAL ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV, MAJOR GENERAL VALERI BYKOVSKY, MAJOR GENERAL VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, GENERAL GHERMAN TITOV

 
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ERNEST "PAPA" HEMINGWAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1956:

Handwritten letter to associate Peter Buckley, signed "Papa," filled with tales of his time spent in Spain and France meeting bullfighters and other famous friends.

Autograph Letter signed: "Papa", 1 page, 8¼x10½. Paris, 1956 November 24. On letterhead of the Hotel Ritz to "Dear Peter" [Buckley], in full: "Thank you very much for the lovely big pictures. The ones at Zaragosa and the one of Antonio [Ordonez] and Mary were especially good. Would you do me a very big favour and be a good boy and do it promptly? Please send the pictures you took of Mary and me and Cooch Behar and Gina Egan in the bariera to Miss Gina Egan [at London address]. I promised to see they were sent and have worried about them. Please do this Peter. We saw a lot of Juanito Madinaveitia and also had lunch once and dinner twice with Juan Belamonte . We had a wonderful time together. Mary is much better in every way. I've been following Juanito's regime faithfully. When get next pressure taken will assess how things go. Coldest Nov. 23 in Paris since 1914, -4°. Shot a lot of partridges in Spain. Got some good pictures. We took Caro to the shoot. He sends his best to you. Mary and I send love. [signature, followed by brief postscript]"Your father who was gin crazed prior to conception will be here 3 weeks more." Read More...

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