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  • MEYER L. J. ROSS DONAHUE ABRAMS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1994  - HFSID 294814
    MEYER L. ABRAMS ("J. ROSS DONAHUE") The surgeon and humorous author writes a friend about family matters, and the books he has written. Typed Letter signed: "Mike", 2 pages (front and verso), 8½x11.No place, 1994 October 19. To "Dear Ann", in part: "It was so nice to receive your letter.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • SIR HENRY W. ACLAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1874  - HFSID 44407
    HENRY W. ACLAND ALS: "Henry W. Acland", 31/2p, 33/4x61/4, front and verso. Oxford, 1874 February 21. To Dr. John Russell Reynolds, London. In part: "...I suppose we must infer a very grave condition, tho' perhaps not a speedy terminal time. My poor friend...

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • ARTHUR S. ADAMS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/21/1973  - HFSID 17625
    Arthur S. Adams, Provost of Cornell University and President of the University of New Hampshire, wrote this letter on his personalized letterhead in 1973. In it, he responds to the recipient's recommendation to elect Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • WILLIAM ADAMS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/28/1868  - HFSID 44408
    WILLIAM ADAMS The British physician and author signs a letter asking a colleague to give his opinion of a prospective tenant Autograph letter signed: "Wm Adams," 3p, 4½x7. London, 1868 October 28. To Dr. R. Reynolds. In part: "A lady, Mrs.

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    $160.00

  • LOUIS AGASSIZ - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 17630
    LOUIS AGASSIZ. Advises an American poet on French pronunciations. Autograph Letter signed: "L Agassiz", 2p (integral leaf), 5x8. No place, no date. To Epes Sargent, Boston. In full: "I have known the names of Arve & Arveiron from childhood.

    Sale Price $414.00

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  • LOUIS AGASSIZ - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/8  - HFSID 76196
    LOUIS AGASSIZ Scientist Louis Aggasiz wrote this letter in Cambridge, Massachusetts to acknowledge that he had received a draft for $100 in gold. Autograph letter signed "L. Agassiz/[illegible]". 1 page, 5x8, with embossing in top left corner. Cambridge, Massachusetts, dated "Dec 8.". Addressed to "Cashier Granite Bank".

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • LOUIS AGASSIZ - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/28/1873  - HFSID 27615
    LOUIS AGASSIZ Louis Agassiz signs a manuscript letter of apology. Manuscript Letter Signed: "L Agassiz', 1p, 5x8. Cambridge, Mass., 1873 May 28. On letterhead of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Begins: "My dear Sir". Agassiz has written: "C.W. Galloupe, Esq." at lower left.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • HANS W. AHLMANN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/30/1972  - HFSID 201172
    HANS W. AHLMANN. Short TLS: "Hans W. Ahlmann", 1p, 8¼x5¾. Stockholm, Sweden, 1972 April 30. Sending autograph. In full: "In answer to your letter of April 16." Ahlmann was President of the International Geographical Union from 1956-1960. Vertical fold touches "Ah".

    Sale Price $81.00

    $90.00

  • BRUCE A. AIKENHEAD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/25/2010  - HFSID 299763
    BRUCE A. AIKENHEAD Lengthy letter to a space memorabilia collector Typed Letter signed: "Bruce A. Aikenhead O. C.", 3 pages, 8½x11. Salmon Arms, British Columbia, 2010 November 25. To Mr. Roger Nees, Bella Vista, Arkansas, in part: "...

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • JEAN-LOUIS-MARC ALIBERT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1823  - HFSID 72717
    JEAN-LOUIS ALIBERTHe pens this letter in French to fellow scientist Etienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire Autograph Letter Signed: "Alib". 1p, 6¼x8. July 25, 1825. With integral address leaf addressed by Alibertto Geoffroy St. Hilaire, Paris, France. In French, not translated.

    Sale Price $658.75

    $775.00

  • WALTER C. ALVAREZ - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/08/1973  - HFSID 273193
    WALTER C. ALVAREZ. ALS: "Walter C. Alvarez", 1p, 6¼x9½. No place, 1973 January 8. On sheet imprinted with his name to "Dear Dr. Rogers". In full: "I sympathize as I have, since boyhood, been a collector of old books on medicine, anthropology, evolution, etc.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • WALTER C. ALVAREZ - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/03/1956  - HFSID 273054
    WALTER C. ALVAREZ. TLS: "Walter C. Alvarez", 1p, 6¼x9¼. No place, 1956 November 3. On sheet imprinted "Dr. Walter C. Alvarez" to Leon Gutterman, President and Publisher, WISDON Magazine, Beverly Hills, California. In full: "Many many thanks for the wonderful award.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • CHRISTIAN B. ANFINSEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/13/1976  - HFSID 312879
    CHRISTIAN ANFINSEN The Nobel Prize winner signs a letter, stating that he unfortunately hasn't been able to help the recipient in her project, and then refers a book for her to read in the hopes of it helping Typed letter signed: "Chris Anfinsen", 1 page, 5¼x8. January 13, 1976.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • CHRISTIAN B. ANFINSEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/16/1982  - HFSID 59077
    CHRISTIAN ANFINSEN Ten years after receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, he signed this typed letter to a high school science teacher. TLS: "Chris Anfinsen", 1 page, 8½x11. Baltimore, Maryland, 1982 November 16.

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    $180.00

  • SIR WILLIAM ARBUTHNOT-LANE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/06/1920  - HFSID 287861
    WILLIAM ARBUTHNOT LANE Letter thanking someone for a gift of paintings Autograph Letter signed: "W. Arbuthnot Lane", 2 pages (integral leaf), 3¼x3. 21 Cavendish Square (London), n. d. On personal letterhead to "Dear Mrs.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • EDWARD ROBERT ARMSTRONG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1948  - HFSID 291727
    EDWARD R. ARMSTRONG Letter signed by the visionary aviation engineering pioneer Typed Letter signed: "ER Armstrong", 1 page, 8½x11. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1948 June 25. On personal letterhead to William Gerhard, Overbrook, Pennsylvania.

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  • WILLIAM WOODS AVERELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/28/1867  - HFSID 142571
    WILLIAM W. AVERELLThe Civil War Union officer penned this handwritten letter and signed it in ink Autograph Letter Signed: “William W. Averell”. 5x7¾. Two pages. Dated May 20, 1867. Letterhead from the U.S. Consulate General.

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    $460.00

  • CHARLES BABBAGE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 6/11  - HFSID 41112
    CHARLES BABBAGE. ALS: "C Babbage", 1p, 3½x4. 1 Dorset St (Manchester, England), June 11 (no year). Begins: "My dear Madam". In full: "It will give me great pleasure to see Miss Manwaring at my party to night.

    Sale Price $1,615.00

    $1,900.00

  • ALEXANDER D. BACHE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/04/1860  - HFSID 344459
    ALEXANDER DALLAS BACHE The coastal surveyor and physicist signs his name on this handwritten letter to a fellow researcher regarding work on Northern Pacific tribes Autograph letter signed: "A.D. Bache" in black ink. 5x8. Washington, February 4, 1860.

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    $260.00

  • ALEXANDER D. BACHE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/05/1849  - HFSID 87741
    ALEXANDER D. BACHE The physicist pens this letter written as superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey Autograph Letter Signed: "A.D. Bache", 1p, 5x8, affixed to slightly larger sheet. No place, 1849 April 5.To Hon. Geo P. Marsh. In full: "I send you the letter of Mr. Larson as you request, & one from Mr. Th.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • ALEXANDER D. BACHE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/08/1844  - HFSID 174518
    ALEXANDER D. BACHE The Physicist pens a letter to a friend regarding condolences for his bereavement dated 1844! Autograph Letter Signed: "A.D. Bache", 1p, 7x9, Fall River & New Bedford Hosp., 1844 October 8.To Hon. Joseph Grinnell, New Bedford.

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    $360.00

  • EDWARD BALLARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 44409
    EDWARD BALLARD ScarceALS: Edward Ballard," 1p, 31/2x41/2. No place, Wednesday. To Dr. John Russell Reynolds.In full: "Pray recollect to meet the rest of the Deputations at the Home Office at 2 pm tomorrow." DR. EDWARD BALLARD, a physician at St.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • DON BANKS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/01/1992  - HFSID 221418
    DON BANKS Signed letter of the engineer who helped develop the Patriot Missile. Extremely rare! Typed letter signed: "Don Banks" in blue ink, 1 page, 8½x11. Center Harbor, New Hampshire, August 1, 1992. To "Dear Mr. Stanhope" in full: "Thank you for your interest.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • JOHN BARDEEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/27/1976  - HFSID 17656
    JOHN BARDEEN The only winner of two Nobel Prizes in one field (Physics, 1956, 1972) signs a handwritten letter congratulating a minister on his 100th birthday. ALS: "John Bardeen", 1 page, 7¼x10½. No place, 1976 December 27. Begins: "To Reverend M.J. Forwood on his 100th birthday.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • PETER BARLOW - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1833  - HFSID 71887
    PETER BARLOW. ALS: "Peter Barlow", 2p, 7¼x9 (front and verso). Woolwich, 1828 May 21. Integral leaf addressed to: "Captain Beaufort RN/Manchester Street/Manchester Square".

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    $575.00

  • SIR THOMAS BARLOW - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/13  - HFSID 287867
    THOMAS BARLOW Informing a woman that he has no openings for a consultation during the week Autograph Letter signed: "T Barlow", 1 page, 4½x7. 10 Wimpole Street (London), May 13, n. y.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • SIR THOMAS BARLOW - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/30/1898  - HFSID 287868
    THOMAS BARLOW Acknowledging receipt of a check Autograph Letter signed: "T Barlow", 1 page, 4½x7. 10 Wimpole Street (London), 1898 October 30. On personal letterhead to "Dear Mr. Duffarn", in full: "Thank you for cheque kindly forwarded 25th. Very truly yours".

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • RALPH S. BARNABY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 269154
    RALPH S. BARNABY. TLS: "Ralph S. Barnaby", 1p, 6½x10¼. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971 March 3. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Richard Calow. In full: "I was pleased to receive your nice letter dated February 22nd.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • HENRY A. BARNES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/10/1968  - HFSID 31692
    HENRY A. BARNES The New York traffic commissioner responds to a letter asking if certain thoroughfares can be made one way at specific times of the day: "It just isn't that easy to reverse a street" Typed letter signed: "Henry A Barnes", 8½x11. January 10, 1968. In part: "Dear Mr.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • HENRY A. BARNES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/11/1968  - HFSID 31482
    HENRY A. BARNES A letter of thanks from the New York traffic commissioner for the gift of a New Yorker article clipping, dated the year of his death Typed letter signed: "Henry A Barnes", 8½x11. January 11, 1968. In part: "Dear Miss Manning: Thank you for your letter of October 15.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

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