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MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL "MARSH" BYERS - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 3/1886:

The famous poem of the Civil War soldier which he wrote while in Libby Prison is partially written on this card with a letter on the reverse, dated 1886. The poem, "Sherman's March to the Sea" was commended by General Sherman, who later gave Byers a place on his staff. Extremely rare!

Autograph Poem signed "S.H.M. Byers" in an Autograph Letter on verso, 2 pages (front and verso), 4¼x3½. Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 1886, in full: "On the opposite side of this is a verse of Sherman's March to the Sea, at your request. Yours very truly". He has handwritten the fifth and final stanza of his famous poem, in part:

"O! Proud was our army that morning,
That stood where the pine darkly towers!
When Sherman said, "Boys you are weary,
This day fair Savannah is ours"-
Then sang we the song of our Chieftain,
That echoed over river and lea -
And the stars in our banner shone brighter
When Sherman marched down to the sea
."

Samuel Hawkins Marshall "Marsh" Byers (1838-1933) was admitted to the Iowa Bar on June 16, 1861. Eight days later, he enlisted in the 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Captured at Chattanooga in 1863, he served 16 months in Confederate prisons, escaping three times and being recaptured twice. (The third time, he hid out in a slave house until he could join General William Tecumseh Sherman's advancing Union army at Columbia, South Carolina.) While in Libby Prison, he learned of Sherman's triumphant march across Georgia, and wrote the poem titled "Sherman's March to the Sea." Read More...

Document 142779

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MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL

MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL

 
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AMELIA M. EARHART - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1932 CO-SIGNED BY: OSA H. JOHNSON, ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS, CARVETH WELLS

AMELIA M. EARHART - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1932 CO-SIGNED BY: OSA H. JOHNSON, ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS, CARVETH WELLS:

AMELIA EARHART and OTHERS - Program from the Explorers Club signed by the explorers

Program signed: "Amelia Earhart", "Osa Johnson", "Roy Chapman Andrews" and "Carveth Wells", who has drawn an elephant, 4p, 5x6¾. Earhart's signature is in ink, other signatures in pencil. Explorers Club, Ladies Night, 1932 November 7. Picturing a drawing of Earhart with a kitten on the cover. The program includes a biography of Earhart, in part: "First woman to fly the Atlantic, as one of the crew of three on the FRIENDSHIP, the tri-motor Fokker, in 1928. First woman to fly the Atlantic solo June, 1932. (Amelia Earhart and Lindbergh alone have made eastward solo flights and Mollinson the Western flight) First woman to make a non-stop trans-continental flight, September, 1932, which also set long distance flight record (2400 miles) for a woman. Time from Los Angeles to Newark about 19½ hours...." Lightly creased and soiled. Read More...

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JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE - HAT UNSIGNED:

The last cowboy hat he wore on the screen

Ephemera unsigned. Tan American Eagle Outfitters "Resistol 'Self-Comforting" cowboy hat, approximately 7½-size. Heavy string hatband with tassels. Stagecoach label embossed on inside band. After completing his last film, The Shootist (1976), Wayne shot a series of commercials for the Great Western Bank of California, filmed in Grants Pass, Oregon. He wore this hat in those commercials, his last work in cowboy apparel. All-American action hero John "Duke" Wayne appeared in over 250 films, primarily in war movies and Westerns. Although he had appeared in 80 low-budget films, Wayne did not become a star until 1939, when he appeared as the Ringo Kid in John Ford's Stagecoach. Near the end of his forty-year career, Wayne was honored with his first Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of hard-drinking, one-eyed Marshal Rooster Cogburn in 1969's True Grit. Read More...

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JOHN

 
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FIRST LADY JACQUELINE B. KENNEDY - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT UNSIGNED

FIRST LADY JACQUELINE B. KENNEDY - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT UNSIGNED:

She has penned (but not signed) this very moving reminiscence of "happy summer evenings at the Cape ... eating Mathilda's fish chowder" with JFK and his father, when "touched by destiny" was thought to mean "only happy things."

Autograph Manuscript unsigned but with "Kennedy" twice in text, 1 page, 8x12½. No place, no date but written in the 1960s. In full: "4. Now Mr Kennedy is sick and Jack is gone. Mr Kennedy had seen Jack nearly die so many times. He used to say that Jack was touched by destiny. But those were happy summer evenings at the Cape when he came there, when we were all eating Mathilda's fish chowder - and you thought that meant only happy things - to be touched by destiny. Dear Grandpa - you brought all the joy to my life - more than one should dare to hope to have - and because of that - all the pain. I will remember you - and I will love you until I die." Born Jacqueline Bouvier in 1929, Jackie married John F. Kennedy in 1953. The youngest first lady ever, she left behind no policy initiatives but set a high standard for style and grace in her person and in the White House, and with her tragic dignity after her husband's assassination. From 1968 until his death in 1975, she was married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. From 1978 to 1994 she was an editor at Doubleday in New York. Read More...

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FRANCISCO VICENTE AGUILERA - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 10/10/1871 CO-SIGNED BY: RAMON DE CESPEDES BARRERO:

The Cuban Revolutionaries write a letter to the American People telling them about the situation of their country and asking them for help on these 5½x8¼ sixteen sheets.

Autograph Document Signed: "F.V. Aguilera" and "Ramon Cespedes" in iron gall ink. 5½x8¼. Fully Translated in English: "Cuba. To the American people. Delegates of the Republic of Cuba overseas, in order to help you obtain your freedom from Spain as much as we can, we have requested the attention of the American people in the commemoration of the third anniversary of the declaration of independence. The United Sates were constituted in Republic and their example awoke the lethargy and was a guide for the territories under the strong leash of Spain. The one time slave colonies became independent nations and the continental America breathed freely from the Land of Fire all the way to las Californias. Only Cuba and Puerto Rico remained slaves due to their insular situation their oppressors could prevent the arrival of the revolutionary redemptory consciences and also because the United States besides boosting an egoistic and pusillanimous, were opposed to the idea of granting freedom to their siblings in the southern continent. Under those circumstances is how Spain with its evil tenacity that characterizes it and its power remains and faded with the tolerance of this Great Republic, could master its tyranny system and promote slavery despite its treaties and century beliefs, and establish an advanced stronghold [illegible] from where Spain and the European potencies could attack in propitious occasions the peace or independence of the American territories. Read More...

Document 218117

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FRANCISCO VICENTE AGUILERA - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 10/10/1871 CO-SIGNED BY: RAMON DE CESPEDES BARRERO

FRANCISCO VICENTE AGUILERA - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 10/10/1871 CO-SIGNED BY: RAMON DE CESPEDES BARRERO

 
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ALBERT EINSTEIN - AUTOGRAPH PRESS RELEASE SIGNED

ALBERT EINSTEIN - AUTOGRAPH PRESS RELEASE SIGNED:

Handwritten press release in German [translated here], praising the United States as "the foremost supporter of economic and technical advancement", and hoping "it will also find the methods ... to overcome the present economic crisis".

Autograph Press Release signed: "A. Einstein" in pencil, 1p, 8¼x6¼. [No place, 1930 December]. In German with English translation. In full: "I am going to Pasadena at the invitation of the University there. The main reason for the trip is participation in and contact and discussion with colleagues in my disciplines and in the scientific life there. Perhaps I'll also have to give some lectures. The Americans support not only scientific research all over the world but also support the relationships and cooperation of all people engaged in science in all countries. I am very glad to see this country again, which is the foremost supporter of economic and technical advancement. It has given us the ultimate perfection in production methods and we might hope that it will find also the methods not only to overcome the present economic crises, but also find the balance between production and consumption. Read More...

Document 285906

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