Notorious & Crime | Letters

  • SHERMAN ADAMS Eisenhower's Chief of Staff, who had practically run the government from the President's bedside after the heart attack, responds to a well-wisher on White House stationery Typed Letter signed "Sherman Adams" as Assistant to the President, 1 page, 6½x9. On White House letterhead to Salem J.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • SHERMAN ADAMS. TLS: "Sherman Adams" as Assistant to President-elect Eisenhower, 1p, 5¾x7¾. New York, N.Y., 1952 December 2. To Mr. and Mrs. Salem Robinson, Miami, Florida. Written less than one month after Eisenhower's election as President.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLEArbuckle writes to his estranged wife, who had defended him during his scandalous trials Autograph Letter signed: "Roscoe", 4p, 6x9½. Louisville, KentuckySeptember 4, 1924.

    Sale Price $2,550.00

    $3,000.00

  • ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLEThe silent film star signed and sent this letter to a group of Kiwanis club members who hosted him at a banquet Typed Letter Signed: "Roscoe Arbuckle", one page, 7¼x10. Spokane, Washington, September 25, 1924. On his personal letterhead to Walter W. L.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • TV and movie executive James T. Aubrey signed this letter, typed on the stationery of his production company Aubrey-Lyon Productions in 1979, to long-lost friend Charles J. Russhon. Aubrey was President of CBS from 1959 to 1965, where he developed shows like The Beverly Hillbillies, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mr. Ed and Petticoat Junction, and President of MGM from 1969 to 1973.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • MARTIN W. BARR The controversial doctor, an advocate of sterilizing the mentally handicapped and homosexuals, apologizes for not meeting an associate because he could not "face the crowd". Autograph Letter Signed: "Martin W. Barr," in black ink. 5x6½, 4 pages (integral leaf).

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • ROSEANNE BARR A letter from the Emmy Award winning actress to comedienne Phyllis Diller, thanking her for her contribution to a charity auction Typed Letter signed: "Roseanne", 1p, 7x10. No place, 1999 May 18. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP Letter from the Secretary of War dated 1875, transcribing a previous letter sent confirming the shipment of seeds to a Captain in Wisconsin Autograph letter signed: "Wm. W. Belknap", 8x10½. 3 pages (integral leaf). March 12th, 1875.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP. ALS: "Wm. W. Belknap" as Grant's Secretary of War, 1½p, front and verso, 5x7¾. Washington City, 1871 March 22. To General M.F. Force, Chairman.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM BELKNAP Just a year before his resignation and impeachment, the Secretary of War declines an invitation to speak to the Chamber of Commerce. Autograph Letter signed: "Wm W. Belknap" as Secretary of War, 2 pages (integral leaf), 5x8. Washington, 1875 April 28.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP William W. Belknap sends an autograph letter forwarding information. Autograph Letter signed: "Wm. W. Belknap", 1p, 5½x8¾. On stationery of his law office. New York, New York, 1887 May 27. To J. L. Buttre, New York.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM BELKNAP Writing to a former foe, Confederate General M. J. Wright, Belknap looks forward to a veterans' reunion. Discredited politically, he could still find satisfaction in the fellowship of fellow soldiers. Autograph Letter signed: "Wm. W. Belknap", 2 pages (integral leaf), SIZE? Washington, D.C.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP Two weeks before Congress launched the investigation which would lead to his resignation and impeachment, the Secretary of War signed this transmittal letter to the Attorney General. Manuscript Letter signed: "Wm. W. Belknap" as Secretary of War, 2 pages, 7¾x10½.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP. Manuscript LS: "Wm. W. Belknap" as Grant's Secretary of War, 11/4p, 73/4x91/2. Washington City, 1870 July 7.To the Governor of New York (John T. Hoffman). In full: "I have the honor to acknowledge your reference to this Department of the application of Mrs.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • THEODORE BILBO The arch-segregationist Senator signs a card and a typed letter. Collection includes 1) Signature: "Theo. G. Bilbo", 5x3 card. Paper clip impression at left edge. Lightly toned at edges. Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Typed Letter signed: "Theo G. Bilbo", 1 page, 8x10½.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • BETSY BLAIR Academy Award-nominated actress Betsy Blair wrote this letter in 1984 with a promise to contribute material to the recipient's museum. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Autograph letter signed "Betsy Blair". 1 page, 8 ½ x 11, on stationery of the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, California. Aug.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • CLARA BOW She signs acceptance of changes in her Paramount contract to reflect the arrival of sound motion pictures (October 1, 1928)! Some blame talkies for Bow's downfall. Carbon Documentary Letter signed in ink: "Clara Bow", 2 pages, 8½x11 fastened together with brass star grommet.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • PETER BRENNAN. Typed Letter signed: "Peter J. Brennan" as Secretary of Labor, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1974 September 26. On official letterhead to Danny Franklin, Phoenix, Arizona. In full: "Thank you for your letter of September 10, 1974 and for your kind remarks.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • EARL BROWDER The longtime leader of the American Communist Party complies with an autograph request, signing shortly before the Party expelled and denounced him. Typed Letter signed: "Earl Browder", 1

    Sale Price $81.00

    $90.00

  • JOHN BROWN Abolitionist and lead crusader of the Pottowatomie massacre signs a handwritten letter of receipt for his brokerage business with Simon Perkins in 1846. Autograph letter signed: "Perkins & Brown", ¼p, 7¼x12¼. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1846 July 11. To Henry J. Kirtland Esqr.

    Sale Price $4,000.00

    $5,000.00

  • AARON BURRIn this handwritten and signed letter to his aunt, the United States politician who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel writes to his aunt and sends her some money Autograph Letter Signed: "A. Burr", 1p, 7½x9. April 24, 1788. To his aunt, Mary Clarke.Begins: "Dear Aunt".

    Sale Price $1,275.00

    $1,500.00

  • AARON BURRThis signed and handwritten 1818 letter to friend and legal client Martha Bradstreet concerns the present condition of a burnt child ALS: "A. Burr", 1¼ pages, 7¾x9½, front and verso. Albany, New York, September 23, 1818.To Martha Bradstreet, Utica, N.Y.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • AARON BURRAs a United States Senator, he signed a handwritten letter to his stepson Augustine Prevost regarding some money transactions Autograph Letter Signed: "A. Burr" as U.S. Senator. Two pages. 8x9½, front and verso. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 6, 1791.

    Sale Price $1,615.00

    $1,900.00

  • AARON BURRIn this signed handwritten letter, the lawyer who held some of the highest political offices in the United States encourages his client, Marth Bradstreet, to go to New York Autograph Letter Signed: "A. Burr", 1¼p, 4¾x7¾. August 20, Thursday morning.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • AARON BURR Invitation to two prominent Americans who were closely associated with Thomas Jefferson. Third Person ALS: "Mr. Burr", 1p, 5x8. No place (probably New York City), no year (probably 1797), Monday, July 17.In full: "Mr.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER The Maryland Senator signs a brief typed note on committee letterhead. Typed Letter signed: "John M. Butler" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 sheet. Washington, D.C., 1952 February 13.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • JOSEPH CAILLAUX War-dated letter from the former French Prime Minister, a year before he was placed on trial for treason Manuscript Letter signed: "J. Caillaux", 2p, 4x5½. Chamber of Deputies, Paris, 1917 February 4.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • GASTON CALMETTE The editor of Le Figaro, later murdered in his office by the wife of a Cabinet Minister, writes in French to a friend, pondering whether "publication will be the best response to all the attacks." Autograph Letter signed: "Gaston Calmette", 1 page, 5x7½. Le Figaro, 26 Rue Drouot [Paris], no date.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • ROBERT S. CALVERT The longest serving Texas Comptroller responds to a collector. Typed letter signed: "Robert S. Calvert", as Comptroller, in black ink, 1 page 8½x11. Austin, Texas, June 13, 1972. On official letterhead of the Comptroller of Public Accounts Texas, to "Dear Mr. Pruett" J.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • Baseball great Ty Cobb handwrote this letter on his personalized stationery to a New Jersey fan in 1953 to thank him for a card and "the sentiments you expressed". Accompanied by original mailing envelope, also from Cobb's stationery and hand-addressed by him.

    Sale Price $2,040.00

    $2,400.00

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