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Peter Cooper Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

PETER COOPER
Born: February 12, 1791 in New York City, New York
Died: April 4, 1883 in New York City, New York
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Peter Cooper (1791-1883) designed and built the first American locomotive, named Tom Thumb, in 1830; was the promoter and financial backer of Cyrus Field in the laying of the Atlantic cable; and founded Cooper Union in New York City (1859) "for the advancement of science and art". The school is still giving free courses in science, chemistry, electricity, engineering and art. In 1876, Cooper was the Greenback party nominee for President, receiving 81,737 votes out of 8.4 million votes cast.
  • PETER COOPER Card signed by the designer of the first American locomotive Signature: "Peter Cooper". With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 4x2½ card. Cooper (1791-1883, born in New York City) designed and built the first

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    $200.00

  • PETER COOPER This two-piece set comes with Cooper's signature along with bust-style b/w engraving of him with a printed facsimile signature. Two items: 1) Signature: "Peter Cooper". With black ink notations in corners and on verso in unknown hand. 3¼x1¾ heavy card. Lightly toned, stained and soiled. Mounting paper and adhesive remnants on verso, which show through lightly.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • PETER COOPER Signature of the inventor, politician and philanthropist Signature: "Peter Cooper", 5½x2¾. Peter Cooper (1791-1883, born in New York City) designed and built the first American locomotive,

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  • PETER COOPER White card signed by Peter Cooper Signature: "Peter Cooper", 4x2¼ card. Also signed "May 21/1879" in unknown hand. With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. Cooper (1791-1883, born in New

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    $200.00

  • PETER COOPER Cooper handwrote this endorsement of a Mr. White with H. J. Raymond. Autograph endorsement signed: "H. J. Raymond." and "Peter Cooper", 1p, 7¾x9¾, with embossed crown in upper left corner. Endorsed by Cooper: "I chearfully [sic] concur/in the above/recommendation".

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • Cooper handwrote, signed and dated this letter to his attorney, Charles Davis, Esq. in 1829, regarding a lawsuit with a Mr. Ackerman. Cooper had little formal education and misspelled a number of words in this letter. Nevertheless, he went on to a number of significant achievements - including building the first American locomotive in 1830, a year after this letter was written.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • PETER COOPER Cooper handwrote, signed and dated this letter in New York in 1874 to let Rev. Charles F. Deames know that he can't attend a meeting. Autograph letter signed "Peter Cooper". 1 page, 5¼x8¼. New York, Feb. 24, 1874. Addressed to Rev. Charles F. Deames.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • Cooper handwrote, signed and dated this letter to Edward M. Skielman, Esq. in 1859 to turn down an invitation: "a previous engagement will deprive me the privilege of joining with you to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of your honored society."

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • Cooper handwrote, signed and dated this letter to Nahum Capen, Esq., former Postmater of Boston, in 1868. In it, he says that he hopes Schuyler Colfax will run with Ulysses S. Grant as vice-president and why Schuylerwould be better than Francis P. Blair, Jr. in that position.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • PETER COOPER Certificate awarded to a student who took Cast Drawing at his free night school. Partly Printed DS: "Peter Cooper" as President, 1p, 16x13¼. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, 1881 May 1. Countersigned: "Geo. W. Plympton, A.M., C.E.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • PETER COOPER Cooper signed this dated New York Public School award for Maria Nunns in 1842. Partly printed document signed "Peter Cooper" for the School Committee and "Caroline Whiting" as Teacher. With pencil notation on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¼x9¼. Oct. 1842.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PETER COOPER Cooper signed this dated New York Public School award for Maria Nunnst in 1843. Partly printed document signed "Peter Cooper" for the School Committee and "Caroline Whiting" as Teacher. With pencil notation on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¼x9¼. Dec. 1843.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PETER COOPER Cooper signed this dated New York Public School award for Maria Nunnst in 1843. Partly Printed document signed: "Peter Cooper" for the School Committee and by "Caroline Whiting" as Teacher. With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 9¼x7¼. Feb.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • PETER COOPER As a school committee member, he signs an award certificate to a student (1842) Partly printed document signed "Peter Cooper" for the School Committee and "Caroline Whiting" as Teacher. With pencil notation on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¼x9¼. February, 1842.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • PETER COOPER Cooper signed this dated manuscript document in New York in 1836 to acknowledge that he had received an $8.32 payment from William Conley for merchandise received. Manuscript document signed "Received Payment/Peter Cooper", 1 page, 7¾x2¾ mounted to 8x3¼ sheet of paper.

    Sale Price $382.50

    $425.00

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