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ARCHBOLD, JOHN D. (1848-1916)

# 5334

ROCKEFELLER, WILLIAM A. (1841-1922) 

American Financiers; Co-founders of Standard Oil Company


Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 11”, New York, August 2, 1898, as company officers, Jno. D. Archbold, Secretary, Wm. Rockefeller, Attorney in fact,” a partly printed certificate for one hundred shares in the Standard Oil Trust.

Lightly and evenly toned, with light vertical folds; no paper loss from cancellations at both signatures.

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BIDDLE, NICHOLAS (1786-1844)

# 7562

American Banker & Financier; President of the Second Bank of the United States – 1822-39

Signature, with closing also in Biddle’s hand, “Y[ou]rs with great respect, N. Biddle, Pres[iden]t,” on a 1” x 2” slip of paper, removed from a letter as president of the Bank of the United States.

The paper is lightly and evenly toned, with a horizontal fold at the center, and the lower left corner has been cut at a slight diagonal.

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BULLOCK, SETH (1849-1919)

# 7737

Member of the Montana Territorial Senate – 1871-72

Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County, Montana Territory – 1873

Moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where he opened a hardware business with Sol Star in 1876, soon becoming Sheriff of the Town

Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series, “Deadwood”

Served as Captain of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American War

Appointed U.S. Marshal for South Dakota by President Theodore Roosevelt, a longtime friend - 1909


Document Signed, 3 ¼” x 7 ½”, also dated and accomplished by Bullock, “Dec[ember] 30, 1871…$84.00…Extra Compensation as Member of the Council. Seth Bullock,” a partly printed warrant for pay due while serving as territorial senator.

The receipt is lightly and evenly toned, with wear, staining, and several small tears at the right edge.

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BULLOCK, SETH (1849-1919)

# 7740

Member of the Montana Territorial Senate – 1871-72

Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County, Montana Territory – 1873

Moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where he opened a hardware business with Sol Star in 1876, soon becoming Sheriff of the Town

Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series, “Deadwood”

Served as Captain of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American War

Appointed U.S. Marshal for South Dakota by President Theodore Roosevelt, a longtime friend – 1909


Document Signed, 3 ½” x 8”, also dated and accomplished by Bullock in violet ink, “Dec[ember] 9th 1871…One hundred and thirty seven Dollars, in full of the amount due me for pay and Mileage as Member of Council. Seth Bullock,” a partly printed pay warrant, while serving as territorial senator.

In excellent condition overall, the receipt is lightly and evenly toned, with a pencil notation at the upper edge.

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NewCUBA (REPUBLIC OF) $1000 BOND - 1937

# 7849

Viva la Revolucion!

Castro nationalizes industry and cancels Cuba's foreign debt.

Document, 15” x 19”, July 1, 1937, printed by the American Bank Note Company, a $1000 bond of the Republic of Cuba. Individual unredeemed coupons, dated from 1961 - when Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, president of the National Bank of Cuba, nationalized Cuban industry and cancelled foreign debt - through 1977, remain.

Lightly and evenly toned, with a few minor stains.

Price: $450.00
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DEERE, JOHN (1804-86) American Inventor & Businessman; Founder of Deere & Company; Invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837

# 8608

Original Steel Engraving, 7 ¾” x 10 ½” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 3 ¼” x 4” image of Deere, imprinted “Eng[raved] by H.B. Hall & Sons, 13 Barclay St., N.Y.”  From a biographical work, published in 1876.

Seldom-seen and in nearly pristine condition.

Price: $95.00
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EADS, JAMES B. (1820-87)

# 5225

American River Engineer & Inventor

Eads made enormous contribution to the Union cause by developing and manufacturing the iron-clad gunboats which helped in the opening of the Mississippi and other western rivers. 

Autograph Note Signed, 5” x 5”, inscribed to, and crediting, prominent Republican U.S. Senator Angus Cameron of Wisconsin for political assistance rendered in Eads’ effort to open the mouth of the Mississippi River below New Orleans to permanent navigation by installing jetties to scour sedimentation from the riverbed. Begun in 1875, entirely at his own risk - Eads would receive no payment from the government until a twenty-foot channel depth was achieved – the $5 million project was completed five years later, during which time New Orleans shipping tonnage rose by sixty-five times, making it the second largest port in the United States.

“Presented to the Honorable Angus Cameron, one of the Statesmen to whom the Mississippi Valley is indebted for an open mouth to its great river. From his friend Jas. B. Eads.”

Slightly heavier toning along right edge.

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA – LAND CONVEYANCE INVOLVING TWO 19th CENTURY PIONEERS OF TAMPA

# 7838

(3) Documents, the largest 8 ½ x 9”, two others 7 ¾” x 7 ¾”, partly printed forms, Tampa, Florida, imprinted “REDEMPTION CERTIFICATE, STATE OF FLORIDA, Hillsborough County.” Concerning land in Tampa, Florida that was sold for non-payment of taxes, and signed SECRETARIALLY for Circuit Court Clerk Henry L. Mitchell, former governor of Florida, two documents are dated December 27, 1900, and convey “…Lot 8 Mugges sub…of Mitchells sub” to “J. Henry Krause.” Dated November 11, 1898, the largest of the three conveys “Lot 10, Blk. 17, Highland Park” to the same individual.


Born in Germany, John Henry Krause settled in Tampa in 1855, worked as a blacksmith and wagon manufacturer, and served in the 7th Florida Infantry, Confederate, during the Civil War. He was involved in numerous business ventures afterward, most notably as a partner in the Hava-Tampa Cigar Company.

The family of Henry Laurens Mitchell moved from near Birmingham, Alabama to Tampa, Florida when young Mitchell was fifteen years old. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar at the age of eighteen. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Tampa on June 6, 1861 as first lieutenant, rising to the rank of captain in the 4th Florida Infantry before resigning to take his elected seat in the Florida House of Representatives in 1863. He was re-elected in 1873 and 1875, served as associate justice in the Florida Supreme Court, 1888-91, Florida governor, 1893-97, and circuit court clerk and treasurer for Hillsborough County until his death in 1903.


Worthy of further research as to the disposition of the land, the documents exhibit the expected horizontal folds, along with several minor stains and small edge nicks and tears. As illustrated, one of the smaller documents has paper loss in the left margin, not affecting the text of the document.

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McCORMICK, CYRUS H. (1809-84) American Inventor & Businessman; Founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, later to become the International Harvester Company

# 8605

Original Steel Engraving, 7 ¾” x 10 ½” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 3 ½” X 3 ¼” image of McCormick, imprinted “Rogers, Sc[ulptor].”  From a biographical work, published in 1876.

Seldom-seen and in nearly pristine condition.

Price: $95.00
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SPINNER, FRANCIS E. (1802-90)

# 6954

U.S. Treasurer - 1861-75; U.S. Congressman – New York – 1855-61

Signature, as U.S. Congressman, “F.E. Spinner, M[ember] C[ongress],” on a 1” x 3” slip of paper.

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TILDEN, SAMUEL J. (1814-86) Governor of New York – 1875-76; Democratic Candidate for U.S. President in the disputed election of 1876

# 5349

Document Signed, 18” x 23”, February 1, 1866, “S.J. Tilden,” on the reverse of a $1000 mortgage bond of the Indiana Southern Railway Company, with fifty-nine of the original coupons remaining.

Excellent condition.

Price: $195.00
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