ROBERT FULTON Fulton signed this document - buying 32 lots of land in the town of Jersey, New Jersey for $1,000 - in 1809. He signed it the same year that he filed his first patent for improvements in navigation by steam and one year after marrying his wife Harriet Livingston. Pieces by Fulton are rare in any form, and legal documents, like this, are doubly so. Accompanied by an unsigned engraving of Fulton based on an Alonzo Chappel portrait. Manuscript document signed "Robert Fulton". 3 pages plus docket, 7½x12¼, 2 sheets front and verso, with embossed Jersey Company seal and 1-inch square paper seal on page 3 by signatures. Nov. 3, 1809. This document was signed between Fulton and the president of the Jersey Company. Fulton agreed to buy a block of land containing 32 lots in the town of Jersey in Bergen County, New Jersey for $1,000. Fulton signed this document one year after marrying Harriet Livingston, his partner's niece, and the same year that he filed his first patent for improvements in navigation by steam. Fulton is scarce in any form and this is a fine example suitable for framing and display. Lightly toned, stained, soiled and creased. Random ink stains. Edges are torn. Pinholes in both sheets. read more...
Scientists, Inventors & Medicine | Poems
JOHN BURROUGHS Handwritten first stanza of author John Burroughs' poem In Blooming Orchards, signed and dated in 1906 Autograph poem signed: "John Burroughs/May 11, 1906.". 1 page, 4½x6½. read more...
Sale Price $2,480.00
SAMUEL G. ELBERT, SR. The famed physician and VP of the National Negro Business League signs an untitled poem Autograph Poem signed: "SamG. Elbert", 6¾x4. Howard University, 1888 March 22. In full: "Speed slowly and gently, Oh time, in thy flight. read more...
Sale Price $221.00
MORRIS FISHBEIN Doctor and JAMA editor Morris Fishbein wrote a short four-line poem on this guestbook page Autograph poem signed "Morris Fishbein.". With two other unknown signatures on verso. 1 page, 7¾x2½. Dated: "Nov. 9". read more...
Sale Price $102.00
WILLIAM H. RADCLIFFE The young Harvard student writes love poem to his intended, draws picture of a horse-drawn carriage, signs initials in black ink Autograph Poem signed: "W.H.R." in black ink on third page. 3 pages, 7¾x12½ lined sheets, attached at upper edges. No place, 1895 August. read more...
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EUGENE LA FORREST SWAN - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 01/26/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: BISHOP ETHELBERT TALBOT - HFSID 88054EUGENE LA FORREST SWAN and ETHELBERT TALBOT Handwritten poem by the health and fitness advocate, below a handwritten note by the Episcopal Bishop Autograph Poem signed: "Jan 26 - 1922/'He drew a read more...
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HARVEY W. WILEY Poem written by the U.S. chemist and driving force behind the Pure Food and Drugs Act, whose autograph appears once in the text and once at the end of the poem. Inscribed Autograph Poem signed twice: "Harvey Wiley" in text and "Harvey W. Wiley" at end, 1p, 10x8¾. read more...
Sale Price $187.00