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ISAAC M. SINGER - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/08/1873:

Rare manuscript letter written from his estate in England to Inslee Hopper, his successor as head of the Singer Manufacturing Co. in New York. Hopper has added his receipt acknowledgement in purple ink!

Manuscript Letter signed: "I M Singer", 1p, 5x8. Paignion, South Devon, England, 1873 July 8. To The Director of the Singer Manufacturing Co., New York. In full: "On receipt of this letter, please send me sight Bill of Exchange for Five thousand pounds (£5000) but should Gold and Exchange exceed 125 you may wait until you are able to buy at that price. I have telegraphed to Mr. Hawley to come out, and write to you as I expect he will sail before this letter arrives." Ink note receipt acknowledgement by Singer President Inslee Hopper: "July 23 73". Singer received his first patent for a commercial sewing machine in 1851. Three years later, he introduced a domestic model that made him one of the wealthiest Americans of the century. In late 1857, Singer opened the world's first mass production facility for something other than firearms in New York. I.M. Singer & Company was soon able to cut production costs to a little more than $10.00 per machine. Singer sold his new machines for 50% less than his first, yet had increased his profit margin to 530% per machine. Read More...

Document 285886

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ISAAC M. SINGER - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/08/1873

 
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PRESIDENT CARLOS MANUEL PERFECTO DEL CARMEN DE CESPEDES Y LOPEZ DEL CASTILLO (CUBA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/10/1877

PRESIDENT CARLOS MANUEL PERFECTO DEL CARMEN DE CESPEDES Y LOPEZ DEL CASTILLO (CUBA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/10/1877:

The Father of the Nation and first President of the Republic of Cuba in Arms writes an emotional and significant letter to his friend Govin, referring to the causes and consequences of the fatal suffrage in New York and requesting him to fulfill his promises

Autograph Letter Signed: "CM de Cespedes" in iron gall ink. 9¾x7¾. Fully Translated in English: "Dear friend Govin. I guess you already know the fatal news about our suffrage when entering this port, which happened in the morning of the 2nd of this month and occurred due to the captain's negligence and drunkenness, since he had time for everything. I could save myself in a boat, but according to the ones who saw our poor friend Rito Reyes in the moment of the catastrophe, he perished drowned. I saved his son in the boat I brought with me and perhaps I could have had done the same with his father if I only have had known he was not in the other boat, but his son assured me that he had seen him in it. These beachcomber people were very infamous with this catastrophe, they were not there on time, but after so much work, to save the ones that were still in the sea. How much the poor Rito must have suffered! Read More...

Document 218136

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KING CHARLES II (GREAT BRITAIN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/09/1681 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY (1ST EARL OF ARLINGTON) BENNET:

He signs an order for shoes and stockings to be given to the poor.

Manuscript DS: "Charles R" as King of England, 1 page, 15¼x7. On vellum. Our Palace at Westminster, (1681) February 9. Countersigned: "Arlington". In archaic English. Ordering the delivery of various articles of clothing to Henry Sidney, "Master and Gentleman of our Wardrobe of Roabes". In part: "One hundred fifty three yards of Russet cloth to make Gowns...fifty one paire of Single Soald Shooes and fifty one pair of Stockins' for distribution to 'fifty one poor men'...." Read More...

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KING CHARLES II (GREAT BRITAIN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/09/1681 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY (1ST EARL OF ARLINGTON) BENNET

 
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PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1853

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1853:

his is a rare handwritten legal document, signed by Lincoln with his firm's name of "Murphy & Lincoln" and with two paragraphs of comments on a suit against Sam Frazier, sheriff of Vermillion County, Indiana. It's an excellent example of a document from before he became 16th President of the United States.

Rare Autograph Endorsement signed: "Murphy & Lincoln [illegible]", 1p, 7¾x12½. Champaign County, Illinois, circa 1852. In full: "And the defendant doth the like." Signed beneath the first paragraph of a manuscript document relating to the case of Nelson Ligget vs Samuel Frazier, who were represented by Linder Benedict & Davis. In full: "And the said plaintiff for replication to said defendants first pleas by him above pleaded, says precludi non, because he says That the said defendant at the time and place when & in the said plea mentioned, he the said defendant did not then and there have in his possession the said writ in said plea mentioned Read More...

Document 273134

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GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS BROADWAY CAST - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/21/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: W. C. FIELDS, GEORGE WHITE:

Fields leaves Flo Ziegfeld to join arch-rival White's show for the 1922 Broadway season.

Document Double Ssigned: "W. C. Fields", "George White" and "W.C.F.", 5 pages, 8½x13, contained in original legal folder. [New York, N. Y.], 1922 July 21. Manager George White hires "artist" W. C. Fields as a comedian in "roles commensurate with [his] standing and reputation" in the play George White's Scandals for the 1922-1923 theatrical season, at a weekly salary of $900. Fields may play in motion pictures, and compose other public presentations, so long as such work does not interfere with his performance under this agreement. Article XV is noteworthy: "This contract is conditional and tentative upon the present negotiations between the Artist and Mr. Lee Shubert for the Artist's personal services for the coming theatrical season, not terminating in a binding agreement; otherwise in full force and effect." Fields has crossed out this portion, initialing it "W. C. F." Read More...

Document 295805

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GEORGE WHITE S SCANDALS BROADWAY CAST - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/21/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: W. C. FIELDS, GEORGE WHITE

 
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WESTERN ARTISTS AND WRITERS - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: OLAF WIEGHORST, STAN LYNDE, JOE BOEHLER, BRANSON G. STEVENSON, REX RIEKE, ARNOLD FRIBERG, J.K. RALSTON, NORMAN STRUNG, EARL MURRAY, KEN SOWELL, JOE BEELER, SHERYL BODILY, ACE POWELL, JESSE LAIR, WEBB PEPION, ROBERT SCRIVER, DAVE CROWELL, ROBERTA DONAVAN, EARL EDER, DAN BULL PLUME, SHORTY SHOPE

WESTERN ARTISTS AND WRITERS - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: OLAF WIEGHORST, STAN LYNDE, JOE BOEHLER, BRANSON G. STEVENSON, REX RIEKE, ARNOLD FRIBERG, J.K. RALSTON, NORMAN STRUNG, EARL MURRAY, KEN SOWELL, JOE BEELER, SHERYL BODILY, ACE POWELL, JESSE LAIR, WEBB PEPION, ROBERT SCRIVER, DAVE CROWELL, ROBERTA DONAVAN, EARL EDER, DAN BULL PLUME, SHORTY SHOPE:

34x35½ buckskin, signed by an impressive collection of Western artists in the 1970s, triple matted and custom framed for display. Some of the artists have added drawings in a Native American theme. Many signers have strong connections with the State of Montana and the Blackfoot Nation.

Original Art signed: Buckskin bearing nearly 100 signatures. An unknown artist has drawn a large teepee in the center of the buckskin. Many of the signers have embellished their autograph with Western-themed drawings (teepees, horse heads, cattle brands, etc.). Some have dated their signatures, with the range of dates extending from 1970 to 1977. Many of the signers have a close connection with the state of Montana. The signers include the following: OLAF WIEGHORST (1899-1988), born in Jutland, Denmark, is best known for his poignant portrayals of the American West. Wieghorst's paintings have sold for more than $450,000. and his signed Lithographs for up to $12,000. His most famous work, Native Madonna, was published as a lithograph in 1972. Sioux painter and sculptor EARL EDER (b. 1944) has been a key figure in contemporary Indian art since the 1960s. His works are included in the collections of many museums, and of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington. JOE BEELER (1931-2006) was a Western-themed sculptor and painter. In 1965, he co-founded the Cowboy Artists of America. Beeler died at age 74, stricken by a heart attack while roping and branding calves. Read More...

Document 289631

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