REAR ADMIRAL RICHMOND P. HOBSON - AUTOGRAPH 03/23/1933 - HFSID 274473
RICHMOND P. HOBSON. Signature: "Autograph of/Richmond P. Hobson/March 23, '33", 5¼x1¾, affixed to slightly larger sheet. Lightly rippled from mounting, lightly shaded at left margin. Ink notes (unknown hand) at lower left margin. Corners have been diagonally trimmed.
Sale Price $144.00
RICHMOND P. HOBSON. Signature: "Autograph of/Richmond P. Hobson/March 23, '33", 5¼x1¾, affixed to slightly larger sheet. Lightly rippled from mounting, lightly shaded at left margin. Ink notes (unknown hand) at lower left margin. Corners have been diagonally trimmed. Portion of unrelated captioned newspaper photograph and ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Mounting sheet has minor glue stains at upper and right edges. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by book illustration, unsigned. B/w, 8x10¾ overall, image 5¼x7 (one surface). Initials of artist imprinted at lower right of image. Hobson's name written in unknown hand in pencil at lower margin. Portion of unrelated article on verso (minor show through). With book article on Hobson, unsigned, 1p, 8x10¾. Unrelated article on verso (no show through). Slightly creased. Fine condition. Richmond Pearson Hobson (1870-1937), who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1933 for sinking the collier Merrimac in 1898, was promoted to Rear Admiral by Act of Congress in 1934. Hobson had graduated at the head of his class at the United States Naval Academy in 1889 and worked primarily at Annapolis, in navy yards and as a naval constructor, in which capacity he served aboard Rear Admiral William T. Sampson's flagship during the Spanish-American War and carried out his exploit to bottle up the Spanish fleet in Santiago. Hobson later served as a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Alabama (1907-1915), and he was also the author of such novels as Buck Jones at Annapolis (1907), which was based upon his own experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Three items.
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