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GEORGE BANCROFT
Born: October 3, 1800 in Worcester, Massachusetts
Died: January 17, 1891 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Historian George Bancroft (1800-1891) is best known for his ten-volume History of the United States (1834-1873). Bancroft wrote well, and was accurate with his facts, but had a partisan viewpoint. (He was a Jacksonian Democrat, although one opposed to slavery). As President James K. Polk's first Secretary of the Navy (1845-1846), Bancroft established the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, finding the funds for the institution in his budget before Congress had authorized its creation. As Acting Secretary of War (1846), he issued orders to General Zachary Taylor to advance into territory disputed with Mexico, a move which triggered the Mexican War. He later served as the U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871) and Germany (1871-1874).
  • GEORGE BANCROFT - ANNOTATED TYPED MANUSCRIPT UNSIGNED  - HFSID 1851
    GEORGE BANCROFTTwo unsigned typed manuscript pages for the American Cyclopaedia, with over 40 lines of handwritten corrections by the historian and author Annotated typed manuscript unsigned: Pencil notations in top right corner and on verso of both pages, all in unknown hand.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 41549
    GEORGE BANCROFTIrregularly cut album leaf signed by the Secretary of the Navy Signature: "Geo. Bancroft". 4¼x3¾. HistorianGeorge Bancroft (1800-1891) isbest known for his ten-volume History of the United States (1834-1873). Bancroft wrote well, and was accurate with his facts, but had a partisan viewpoint.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 157478
    GEORGE BANCROFTSignature of the Secretary of the Navy on a small piece of paper Signature: "Geo. Bancroft". 4¼x2½. HistorianGeorge Bancroft (1800-1891) isbest known for his ten-volume History of the United States (1834-1873). Bancroft wrote well, and was accurate with his facts, but had a partisan viewpoint.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 225979
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe historian's signature is matted to a size of 13x20¼ with a 7½x10 engraving of him sitting at his desk, books on the floor Signature: "George Bancroft". 3¼x1¼ visible piece of paper underneath a 7½x10 engraving of the author. Matted to a total size of 13x20¼.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 3071
    The Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter to the wife of Senator George F. Edmunds to turn down a dinner invitation due to a cold (and in spite of his doctor's advice). Accompanied by original, signed mailing envelope.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/10/1845  - HFSID 254931
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe United States Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter to Senator John Fairfield from Boston in 1845, asking to be kept "thoroughly informed". Manuscript letter signed "Yours truly/George Bancroft". Pencil notation in body of letter and at bottom left corner, both in unknown hand.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/23/1884  - HFSID 17208
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe Secretary of the Navy wrote and signed this short letter in 1884 to say that he would comply with a request Autograph letter signed "Geo Bancroft". Pencil notations in top right corner. 1 page, 4x6, 1 sheet folded. Feb. 23, 1884. Addressee is illegible.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/23/1863  - HFSID 17206
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe historian wrote this letter from Newport, Rhode Island in 1863, telling the recipient how to find a requested letter. ALS: "Geo. Bancroft", 1p, 3½x5¼. Newport, R.I., 1863 June 23. To unknown recipient.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/26/1851  - HFSID 320482
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe United States Cabinet member wrote this letter from Newport, Rhode Island in 1851, sending a check for $2965.98 to the Cashier of the Bank of the State of New York. Autograph letter signed: "George Bancroft", 1p, 8x10. Newport, R.J. 26 August 1851.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1/15  - HFSID 3078
    GEORGE BANCROFTFounder of the United States Naval Academy signed this handwritten letter inviting his friend Senator Edmunds to dinner. Autograph Letter Signed: "Geo Bancroft". 1 page, 4½x7. Dated "Jan. 15.".

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/11  - HFSID 3061
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe founder of the United States Naval Academy sends a humorous handwritten letter that features his signatureAutograph Letter Signed: "Geo Bancroft", 2p, 4½x7, separate sheets. No place, but probably Washington, D.C., no year, November 11.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/1  - HFSID 3080
    The Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter on black-edged stationery to Senator George F. Edmunds to turn down the purchase of a horse. Accompanied by original, signed mailing envelope, also on black-edged stationery.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/10/1858 CO-SIGNED BY: ELIZABETH BAN - HFSID 33723
    The Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter discussing changes in the English language in 1858. Accompanied by a handwritten dinner invitation from his second wife to the wife of Senator George F. Edmunds.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 17207
    GEORGE BANCROFTA slip of paper signed by the United States Secretary of the Navy Autograph sentiment signed "Very truly yours/ George Bancroft". 2½x1¼ signature affixed to a 2¾x1½ slip of paper.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/05/1838  - HFSID 262853
    The future United States Cabinet member signed this Port of Boston customs document, listing the crew and passengers of the brig Cynosure, in 1838. A rare document from early in Bancroft's career, before he was Secretary of the Navy!

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - ENGRAVING SIGNED  - HFSID 281105
    GEORGE BANCROFTA signed black and white 5x7¾ vignette engraving of the author and Secretary of the Navy mounted to a sheet of paper Engraving Signed: "Geo. Bancroft". Pencil notations in bottom right corner of engraving in unknown hand. B/w, 5x7¾ overall, 3x3¾ vignette image, one surface. Mounted to a 10x13¼ sheet of paper.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER FRAGMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 225983
    GEORGE BANCROFTThe historian's signature is matted to a size of 13½x21¼ with a 7½x10½ engraving of him sitting at his desk, books on the floor Manuscript Letter Fragment Signed: "Geo. Bancroft". 7½x3 visible piece of paper underneath a 10½x7½ engraving of the author.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/14/1845  - HFSID 283915
    GEORGE BANCROFTAs Secretary of the Navy (1845), he ordered an officer to report for a Court Martial board with his signature on this document Manuscript Letter signed: "Geo Bancroft", 16x10 opened flat, folded to 8x10. Navy Department, 1845 June 14. On official letterhead to Captain George W.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GEORGE BANCROFT - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED CIRCA 1885  - HFSID 285257
    GEORGE BANCROFTA photograph from the Brady Gallery in New York, signed by the United States Secretary of the Navy on a 10x13 mount Photograph Mount Signed: "George Bancroft". Sepia, 10¼x13 overall, image 5½x7, 2 surfaces. Embossed stamp reads: "Brady Photographic Gallery 643 Broadway, New York.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

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