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  • BLANCHE K. BRUCE - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/18/1890  - HFSID 181838
    BLANCHE K. BRUCE Manuscript bill of sale for a Washington D. C. deed signed by former slave and Senator Blanche K. Bruce as the city's Recorder of Deeds in 1890 Manuscript document signed "B. K. Bruce" as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia on docket panel on cover.

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    $400.00

  • RALPH J. BUNCHE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/18/1953 CO-SIGNED BY: KEN MURRAY - HFSID 251699
    RALPH J. BUNCHE and KEN MURRAYThe entertainer who hosted the popular 1950s show Where Were You? received permission via signature from the Nobel Prize Winner to use his voice and photograph on his show Typed Document Signed: "Ralph Bunche" and, under "Accepted", "Ken Murray". One page.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • LANGSTON HUGHES - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/02/1935  - HFSID 178864
    LANGSTON HUGHES Legendary Black poet signs an agreement with the Dramatists' Guild of the Author's League of America Document signed: "Langston Hughes" as Author, 1p, 8¼x11. No place, 1935 September 2. Contract appointing Joseph P. Bickerton, Jr.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • LANGSTON HUGHES - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/30/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: JACOBO MUCHNIK, EULAH - HFSID 173008
    LANGSTON HUGHES The Harlem Renaissance poet signs a contract authorizing use of his autobiography I Wonder as I Wander Document signed: "Langston Hughes" in ink, 2p, 8½x14. New York, 1957 December 30.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 33420
    SLAVE AUCTION: 1857 Slave auction paper from 1857 in Wilcox County, Alabama. Autograph Document Signed: "Walter Tate", 2p, 7¾x10, front and verso. Probate Court, Wilcox County, Alabama, circa September 1857. To The Hon. Zo. S. Cook, Judge of said Court. The report of a public auction of a woman and her two children.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/03/1862  - HFSID 33456
    SLAVERY: SLAVE PAPER Commission to divide Negroes from the estate of the deceased Henry Smith. Autograph Document Signed: "Zd S. Cook" as Judge, 2½p, 8x12. Wilcox County, Alabama, 1861 November 20. In part: "Whereas, the estate of Henry Smith decd.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/04/1848  - HFSID 33478
    SLAVERY: 1848 ALABAMA 1848 slave paper from Alabama. Autograph Document Signed: "George W. Ptomey," 1p, 7½x12¼, related Autograph Document Signed: "D.W. Stenett Judge" on verso. Wilcox County, Alabama,1848March 4.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/17/1856  - HFSID 33464
    SLAVERY Slaves as personal property in pre-Civil War Alabama. Autograph Document Signed: "D.J. Fox/Admr", 1p, 7½x12¼. Wilcox County, Alabama, 1856 April 17. "To the honorable John A. Jackson Judge of the Probate Court of Wilcox County".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/21/1841  - HFSID 33450
    SLAVERY: 1841 An autograph document from 1841 about slaves in Wilcox County, Alabama. Autograph Document signed: "Watkins S Satter/[handwritten seal]", 1½p, 7½x12. Wilcox County, Alabama, 1841 December 27. Probate document for the estate of James Yeldell Jr.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 1860  - HFSID 33605
    SLAVE PAPER Slave paper from Wilcox County, Alabama in 1860. Manuscript Document Signed: "Z.S. Cook/Judge" 1p, 8x12. Wilcox County, Alabama, 1860 January 23. On blue lined paper. Judge Cook was the guardian of minors John James and W. Scott Purifoy.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/05/1844  - HFSID 33390
    SLAVERY: 1844. ADS: "Nathan Gerald" as Justice of the Peace, 1p, 12¼x16, front and verso. Wilcox County, Alabama, 1844 November 11.A listing of the property from the estate of Samuel Nettier.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • SLAVE PAPER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 1844  - HFSID 33384
    Slave paper dated 1844-1845, detailing the hire of slaves belonging to the Canon family, listing their prices in the two years of their possession. An interesting look into early American slave history.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

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