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NewCALL, WILKINSON (1834-1910)

# 7843

U.S. Senator – Florida – 1879-97; Nephew of Richard Call, Florida Territorial Governor – 1836-39 & 1841-44; Served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War

JONES, JAMES KIMBROUGH (1839-1908) U.S. Senator – Arkansas – 1885-1903; U.S. Representative – Arkansas – 1881-85; Served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War

Two Former Confederates in the U.S. Senate

Signature, as U.S. Senator, “Wilkinson Call, Florida,” on a 3” x 7 ½” portion of an album page, with the signature of Arkansas Senator James Kimbrough Jones on the reverse.

The paper is lightly toned, with small binding holes at the edge.

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NewFLAGLER, HENRY M. (1830-1915)

# 5941

American Industrialist; Partner & Officer in the Standard Oil Company; Instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Coast of South Florida

TILFORD, WILLIAM H. (1842-1915) American Industrialist; Officer in the Standard Oil Company

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 10 ¾”, partly printed, September 17, 1894, New York, “H.M. Flagler, Secretary, W.H. Tilford, Attorney in fact,a stock certificate for twenty-five hundred shares in the Standard Oil Trust, issued to “Estate of Josiah Macy, Jr.”

The document is lightly and evenly toned. Cancellations intersect both signatures, with little detraction.

Price: $350.00
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NewFLAGLER, HENRY M. (1830-1915)

# 5940

American Industrialist; Partner & Officer in the Standard Oil Company; Instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Coast of South Florida

TILFORD, WILLIAM H. (1842-1915) American Industrialist; Officer in the Standard Oil Company

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 10 ¾”, partly printed, November 5, 1898, New York, “H.M. Flagler, Secretary, W.H. Tilford, Attorney in fact,a stock certificate for one hundred shares in the Standard Oil Trust, issued to “W.H. Tilford,” who signs again on the reverse.

The document is lightly and evenly toned. Cancellations intersect all signatures, with little detraction.

Price: $400.00
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NewHILLSBOROUGH 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.

Was: $125.00  SALE Price:  $75.00
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NewJACKSON, ANDREW (1767-1845) Seventh U.S. President - 1829-37; U.S. Senator – Tennessee – 1797-98 & 1823-25; U.S. Representative – Tennessee – 1796-97

# 7863

U.S. Army Major General – War of 1812, Battle of New Orleans, Creek War & First Seminole War; Military Governor of Florida – 1821

Original Steel Engraving, 6 ½” x 10” overall, with a 4” x 5” image of Jackson in civilian attire, imprinted “Etched by H.B. Hall, New York…D. Appleton & Co.”

Excellent overall, the print is lightly and evenly toned, with old book binding remnants along the right edge.

Price: $25.00
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NewMEAD, SAMUEL H. Father of World-Renowned Naturalist, Entomologist & Horticulturist Theodore Luqueer Mead

# 7842

On his first research trip to Florida, Theodore Luqueer Mead receives a letter from his father.

“Insect Pins (large) – I regret to report that after taking out each drawer in the Secretary & looking in all accessible segar Boxes I find Nary.”

Autograph Letter Signed, 5” x 8”, March 15, 1869, four pages on a folded letter-sheet, at the time of his sons’ first research trip to the Florida interior. Signed “Pop” at the conclusion, a full signature is incorporated both within the text of the letter and on the transmittal envelope, addressed to “Sam[ue]l H. Mead, Jr. or T.L. Mead, Enterprise, Florida,” and bearing a March 15, New York postmark.

Addressing his young sons in an amusing, colloquial manner, the senior Mead discusses travel to the heat and humidity of central Florida, “…I gather from your acc[oun]t that the Storms were simply disgusted with the inferior accommodations & barbarism generally of the South…”; the prevailing prices of Manhattan real estate, “…No. 45 Pearl St. which we sold 2 years ago at $25,200 sold at auction last week at $24,000, not much rise there…”; and the arrival of a new bicycle, “…The Velocipede has been sent home Bill $5.” Further detailed is his effort to send equipment for his sons’ scientific research, “Insect Pins (large) – I regret to report that after taking out each drawer in the Secretary & looking in all accessible segar [sic] Boxes I find Nary.”


In full:

                                           New York, Mar[ch] 15/[18]69.

                             Dear Ones,

This Monday morning, I received lots of letters from you. One from 8 am Mar[ch] 7 up to Mar. 11 when you were to start for Enterprise. One from Momma & Sam Mar. 11 containing account of the separation of the party you leaving John & sister with Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins. I gather from your acc[oun]t that the Storms were simply disgusted with the inferior accommodations & barbarism generally of the South & were consequently in a bad humor with the universe at large. Also, one letter from Theo dated Enterprise Mar. 7, requesting large insect pins & detailing excursions.

Your telegram reached me Mar. 11 in accordance with which I enclosed $400 in 20s & 50s greenbacks and sent by Southern Express to Theodore L. Mead or Sam[ue]l H. Mead, Jr., Enterprise, Florida.

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It will take a week you reach you. I immediately telegraphed to you at Savannah this fact but received a return message from the manager that you had left Savannah & asking direction. I replied (free of cost) to send the telegram to you at Enterprise by mail. This was very attentive on his part & quite unexpected by me. I supposed they did not care whether any given message was delivered or not.

I infer that you have had no opportunity to make your checks available. If you draw checks let me know, in order that I may be sure that there is money enough to your credit to meet them. You still have the $500 in Bank to your credit if you have not drawn against it. Mrs. Wendel has called & mentioned she & a party were going to Fortress Monroe. She would write you

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frequently I infer if she thought the letters would reach you.

H.M. Colton called in a great pinch for money, wanted $300 bad. He was really kind to Sam when a youngster & so I lent him $100 for 3 weeks. I guess he will pay me. Uncle Obadiah writes me that he would like to sell his farm for $25,000 which is a stunner. I don’t see it at much over half that.

No. 45 Pearl St. which we sold 2 years ago at $25,200 sold at auction last week at $24,000, not much rise there. Frank Luqueer is building 3 houses besides the 2 you know of, he has sold 1 of the three. Robert gets in his new house May 1. James is interested in some way in the building of a 49th St. house opposite his own house.

The Velocipede has been sent home Bill $5. The spokes are all firm but nothing has been done

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to the hubs, the cracks re not filled with putty but I suppose they are as sound as new ones, the cracks being superficial. Theo says that Southern C.O.D. means $2.50 additional on every $50 which pays the Express for taking the money. Fellow countrymen can these things be? I shall stop at Moore’s & pay if I am in time before shipment of F’s gun.

Insect Pins (large) – I regret to report that after taking out each drawer in the Secretary & looking in all accessible segar [sic] Boxes I find Nary.

If you remember the few possible places where you could have put them & tell me, after putting on your thinking cap I can find them or will purchase if you give technical description.

                                   Affect[ionately], Pop


On his first trip to Florida, shortly before the receipt of this letter, Theodore Luqueer Mead, 1852-1936, captured a butterfly specimen only encountered once before, beginning what would be the work of a lifetime in the state. After a butterfly collecting trip to Colorado and the Southwest in the early 1870s, graduation from Cornell University in 1877, and a second research trip to the West, Mead settled near Enterprise, Florida. Managing his citrus groves and continuing the work which so fascinated him over the course of sixty years, he subsequently became the foremost authority in the hybridization of flowers, particularly orchids. He also pioneered the spraying of warm water from artesian wells onto citrus trees, allowing the crop to survive sub-freezing temperatures. Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park, Florida is named in his honor. Theodore’s brother, Samuel H. Mead, Jr., died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1875.

The pages are lightly toned, with easily reparable separation at two horizontal folds.

Price: $350.00
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NewPASCO, SAMUEL (1834-1917)

# 7764

Confederate Soldier – 3rd Florida Infantry; Wounded and taken prisoner at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee – November 25, 1863; U.S. Senator – Florida – 1887-99; Appointed to the Isthmian Canal Commission by President William McKinley on June 9, 1899; Principal of Waukeenah Academy, near Monticello, Florida – 1860-61 & 1865-66; Namesake of Pasco County, Florida

Typed Letter Signed, as U.S. Senator on imprinted 8 ½” x 11” stationery. In a concise communication, Senator Pasco refers one Ellis D. Robb of Eldorado, Georgia to the War and Navy Departments for the addresses of several military officers, Medal of Honor recipient and Spanish-American War Major General William R. Shafter only being mentioned by name.


“Washington, D.C., Feb[ruary] 18, 1899. Ellis D. Robb, Esq[uire], Eldorado, Georgia. Dear Sir; Yours of the 17th, making inquiry relative to Gen. Shafter and others, has been received. So far as I know none of these officers are in Florida. If you wish to get letters to them, you can address the army officers in care of the War Department and the Naval officer in care of the Navy Department, at Washington; and I feel sure that if thus addressed they will be forwarded to them, wherever they may be. Yours very truly, S. Pasco."


The letter is lightly and evenly toned with scattered stains, as well as several nicks, tears, and small breaks in the paper at the margins and edges. There is weakness and clean separation at the edges of a horizontal fold at the center, along with bleeding to the ink in Pasco’s signature.

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NewPEDRO II DE ALCANTARA (1825-91) Emperor of Brazil – 1831-89

# 7857

Original Steel Engraving, 6 ½” x 10” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 4” x 5 ¼” image of Pedro II, imprinted “H.B. Hall, Jr…D. Appleton & Co.”

Virtually pristine, with an old book binding remnant along the left edge.

Price: $25.00
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NewREPUBLIC OF CUBA $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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ROCKEFELLER, JOHN D. (1839-1937)

# 6178

American Industrialist & Philanthropist; Founder of Standard Oil Company

FLAGLER, HENRY M. (1830-1913)
American Industrialist; A Founder of Standard Oil Company; Founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway; Instrumental in the Development of Florida

Full Signature by Rockefeller - Very Rare on Stock Certificates

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 11 ¾”, New York, December 21, 1883, with full signature, very rarely seen on stock certificates, “John D. Rockefeller,” as president of the Standard Oil Trust, a partly printed certificate for fifty shares of company stock, issued to “George Thomas Dowling.” Countersigned by company secretary “H.M. Flagler.” 

Diagonal cut cancellations, with no loss of paper, affecting both signatures; several light folds.

Price: $5500.00
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ROCKEFELLER, JOHN D. (1839-1937)

# 6176

American Industrialist & Philanthropist; Founder of Standard Oil Company

FLAGLER, HENRY M. (1830-1913) American Industrialist; A Founder of Standard Oil Company; Founded what became the Florida East Coast Railway; Instrumental in the Development of Florida

Signed Twice by Henry M. Flagler

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 15”, New York, April 5, 1882, “J.D. Rockefeller,” as president of the Standard Oil Trust, a partly printed certificate for one hundred shares of company stock, issued to “W.P. Thompson.” Countersigned by company secretary “H.M. Flagler,” with a second signature on the attached stub at left, “H.M. Flagler,” as attorney on behalf of Mr. Thompson.

Diagonal cut cancellations, with no loss of paper, affecting both signatures; several light folds.

Price: $4000.00
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NewWARREN, FULLER (1905-73)

# 7760

Governor of Florida – 1949-53; Member of the Florida House of Representatives – 1926-28 & 1938-40; Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II

Typed Letter Signed, on imprinted official 8 ½” x 11” stationery as Florida Governor, responding to an autograph request.

“May 19, 1949. Mr. Thomas Shovan, 39 Ridge Road, Concord, New Hampshire. Dear Thomas: In response to your recent request, I shall be glad for you to use my signature at the bottom of this letter for your collection of autographs. With best wishes, I am Fuller Warren, Governor.”

The letter is lightly and evenly toned, with two horizontal folds and several minor stains and light creases.

Was: $25.00  SALE Price:  $20.00
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