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NewAMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

# 6183

                        CIVIL WAR-DATE STOCK CERTIFICATE

WELLS, HENRY (1805-78) President of the American Express Company – 1850-68

FARGO, WILLIAM G. (1818-81) President of the American Express Company – 1868-81; Mayor of Buffalo, New York – 1862-66

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 12”, partly printed, November 2, 1864, New York, “Henry Wells, President, Wm. G. Fargo, Secretary,a stock certificate for three shares in the American Express Company, issued to “George Pease – of New York.” Countersigned by the company treasurer.

The document is lightly toned, with minor staining and three vertical folds. Cancellation stamps intersect but detract very little from the clarity of the signatures of Wells and Fargo.

Price: $1750.00
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NewAMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

# 6182

WELLS, HENRY (1805-78) President of the American Express Company – 1850-68

FARGO, WILLIAM G. (1818-81) President of the American Express Company – 1868-81; Mayor of Buffalo, New York – 1862-66

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 12”, partly printed, October 26, 1865, New York, “Henry Wells, President, Wm. G. Fargo, Secretary,a stock certificate for one share in the American Express Company, issued to “Edward Pittsinger – Keene, N.H.” Countersigned by the company treasurer, with a five-cent revenue stamp at the upper left.

The document is lightly toned, with minor staining and three vertical folds.

Price: $1350.00
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NewBAKER, SAMUEL A. (1874-1933)

# 7783

Governor of Missouri 1925-29

Signature, “Sam A. Baker,” on a 3” x 5” slip of paper, accompanied by a 7 ¼” x 10 ½” sheet of official imprinted stationery with a beautifully embossed gold Missouri state seal at the center.

Both pieces are in excellent condition, with very light, even toning, the larger sheet having two horizontal folds.

Was: $20.00  SALE Price:  $15.00
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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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NewCAMERON, SIMON (1799-1889)

# 7846

U.S. Secretary of War – 1861-62, during the American Civil War; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1845-49, 1857-61 & 1867-77

Autograph Letter Signed, 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”. In this early letter, Cameron recommends a Dr. Charles Moswell for appointment as assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy to Navy Secretary Mahlon Dickerson.


                                                                                                                                               Middleton, Penn[sylvani]a
                                                                                                                                                           Aug[ust] 11, 1835.

Sir,

I have been requested by Mr. Jno. C. Boyd, a highly respectable citizen of North county, to write you in behalf of Dr. Chas. D. Moswell, who is an applicant for the situation [of] Assistant Surgeon in the Navy. I have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with Mr. Moswell, but from the character of his connections in the State, and the representations of Mr. Boyd, I feel confident that the appointment would be a good one, and I should be much gratified if he could succeed.

                                                                                                                                                Very respectfully,
                                                                                                                                                           Simon Cameron


The integral leaf is also addressed by Cameron, to “Hon[orable] M. Dickerson, Secretary Navy, Washington C[i]ty, D.C.” In very good condition overall, the letter has somewhat heavier toning at the right edge, numerous tiny ink stains, a few nicks at the edges, and the usual folds.

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NewCANBY, EDWARD R.S. (1817-73)

# 7817

Union Major General

A veteran of the Mexican and Second Seminole Wars, Canby served in New Mexico in opposition to Confederate General Henry H. Sibley during the American Civil War. Subsequently transferred east, he took command of the Military Division of West Mississippi and was involved in the late-war actions at Mobile, Alabama. In 1873, he was killed by Modoc Indians in California.

Document Signed, an endorsement on the reverse of an imprinted 9 ¾” x 16 ¼” U.S. Army form, “Examined & approved, Ed. R.S. Canby, M[ajor] G[eneral] Com[mandin]g,” approving expenditures for the month of November 1867.

The document is in excellent overall condition, with the expected folds.

Price: $195.00
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NewCHAMBERLAIN, FRANK O. (1829-1902)

# 7788

Member of the New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1891-92; Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, New York

Signed Photograph, a 4 ¼” x 6 ½” cabinet card, “F.O. Chamberlain, Ontario Co[unty].”

With front and reverse imprints of the Sterry Studio, Albany, New York, the card is in excellent condition.

Was: $45.00  SALE Price:  $35.00
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NewDONNELL, FORREST C. (1884-1980)

# 7803

Governor of Missouri – 1941-45; U.S. Senator – Missouri – 1945-51

Signed Card, 3” x 5”, lightly toned, “Forrest C. Donnell,” with typewritten sentiment and title of Missouri Governor.

Was: $15.00  SALE Price:  $10.00
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NewDOW, NEAL (1804-97)

# 7733

Union Brigadier General – Maine; Colonel of the 13th Maine Volunteer Infantry; Wounded and Captured during the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana on June 30, 1863, confined at Libby Prison, and subsequently exchanged for Confederate General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Son of Robert E. Lee; Mayor of Portland, Maine – 1851-52 & 1855-56; Candidate for U.S. President on the Prohibition Ticket – 1880

Civil War-Date Autograph Letter Signed

Sending a 6th N.Y. Infantry Corporal to Union General Nathaniel Banks for the Port Hudson Campaign

Autograph Letter Signed, 8” x 10”. From the Union encampment in New Orleans, Dow recommends 6th New York Corporal Charles E. Berger for return to his unit, under the command of General Nathaniel Banks, a month before Banks’ failed assault and subsequent siege to capture Port Hudson, Louisiana, the Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. Berger survived the campaign and was mustered out in New York City on June 25, 1863.  Dow’s letter is accompanied by a clerically handwritten special order, imprinted “Department of the Gulf, HEAD QUARTERS, DISTRICT OF PENSACOLA,” February 3, 1863, relieving Private Berger from duty in Pensacola and directing his passage to New Orleans.


“Head Quarters, U.S. Forces at Carrolton, April 7, 1863. The bearer of this, Chas. E. Berger, of the 6th N.Y. Vol[unteer]s, has been a clerk in the office of the Reg[iment] A[ssistant] A[djutant] General nearly five months, and has shown himself to be very competent to the duties of the position. He leaves me now by order of Gen. Banks to join his Regiment, whose term of service is nearly expired. I commend him to the kind regards of all with whom he may come in contact. Neal Dow, Brig[adier] Gen[eral] Commanding.”


Both letters have light toning, soiling, and wear, with minor paper loss at the edges of the expected horizontal folds, portions of which have been reinforced with archival tape on the reverse.

Was: $375.00  SALE Price:  $295.00
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NewDYE, EVA EMERY (1855-1947)

# 7801

American Historian, Suffragist, and Writer; Best known as the author of “Conquest: The True Story of Lewis & Clark”

Autograph Note Signed, 4 ¾”x 7 ¼”, undoubtedly a page from her book, “McLoughlin and Old Oregon.” Published in 1900, the book portrayed and romanticized the life of Dr. John McLoughlin, early Oregon settler later known as “The Father of Oregon,” whose general store in Oregon City was the last stop on the Oregon Trail.

“May we all emulate the virtues of this benevolent despot. Your friend, the author, Eva Emery Dye. Oregon City, Oregon, July 31, 1924.”

The page is lightly and evenly toned, with minor staining in the margins and at the edges.

Was: $95.00  SALE Price:  $65.00
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NewFORD, SAMUEL C. (1882-1961)

# 7777

Governor of Montana – 1941-49; Attorney General of Montana – 1917-21

Signed Card, 3” x 5”, as Montana Governor.

“Helena, Montana, Nov[ember] 29th 1948. Sam C. Ford, Governor of Montana, Jan[uary] 1941 - Jan[uary] 1949.”

The card is lightly and evenly toned, with biographical notations on the reverse.

Was: $20.00  SALE Price:  $15.00
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NewFORD, SAMUEL C. (1882-1961)

# 7746

Governor of Montana – 1941-49; Attorney General of Montana – 1917-21

Signature, “Sam C. Ford,” on a light 3” x 5” card, with a beautifully embossed gold state seal below, as Montana Governor.

Exceptional, with very light toning.

Was: $30.00  SALE Price:  $25.00
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NewGARVEY, DAN EDWARD (1886-1974)

# 7766

Governor of Arizona – 1948-51; Arizona Secretary of State – 1942-48

Signature, “Dan E. Garvey,” on a 6 ¼” x 9 ¼” sheet of imprinted stationery, as Arizona governor, with a beautifully embossed gold seal just above.

The sheet has two horizontal folds, along with a few light creases and paper clip stains.

Was: $25.00  SALE Price:  $20.00
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NewGETTY, JEAN PAUL (1892-1976)

# 6181

British-American Industrialist – Founder of the Getty Oil Company

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 11”, partly printed, July 15, 1922, “J. Paul Getty,” a stock certificate for one thousand shares of the Oklahoma Oil Company, issued to “G.W. Woolley.” Countersigned by the company secretary.

The document is lightly toned, with a few small stains and light cancellation markings.

Price: $1700.00
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NewGREEN, THEODORE F. (1867-1966)

# 7804

Governor of Rhode Island – 1933-37; U.S. Senator – Rhode Island – 1937-61

Signature, “Theodore Francis Green,” on the reverse of a lightly toned 3” x 4 ¾” index card, with typewritten title of Rhode Island Senator.

Was: $15.00  SALE Price:  $10.00
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NewGRIFFIN, SAMUEL MARVIN (1907-82)

# 7758

Governor of Georgia – 1955-59; Brigadier General of Georgia National Guard during World War II

Typed Letter Signed, on imprinted 8” x 11” stationery as Georgia governor, responding to an autograph request.

“Executive Department, Atlanta. December 31, 1956. Mr. Barry Goldsmith, 2986 Avenue V, Brooklyn 29, New York. Dear Barry: This will acknowledge and thank you for your postal card of recent date. The laws of the state prohibit the use of the Great Seal of Georgia except on legal documents. However, I am sending you the Seal of the Executive Department and my autograph which I hope will be suitable for your needs. I was nice hearing from you. With warm regards, I am Sincerely, Marvin Griffin.

The autograph and Executive Department seal mentioned by Griffin, on a light 3” x 5” card and in exceptional condition, accompanies the letter. The letter is lightly and evenly toned, with two horizontal folds and a few light creases.

Was: $35.00  SALE Price:  $27.50
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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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NewHORNER, HENRY (1878-1940)

# 7773

First Jewish Governor of Illinois – 1933-40 – Died in Office

Noted collector of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, his collection was bequeathed to the people of Illinois, and now resides at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois

A noted Lincoln collector writes to a colleague

Typed Letter Signed, on imprinted 8 ¼” x 10 ½” stationery as Illinois Governor, to fellow Lincoln authority Emanuel Hertz, also Jewish, the brother of Chief Rabbi J.H. Hertz of England.


“August 9, 1937. Honorable Emanuel Hertz, 141 Broadway, Borough of Manhattan, New York City, N.Y. Dear Emanuel: This acknowledges your letter of August sixth. I surely would like to see the photostats you mention. When you are out this way you can give me a ring and I shall be glad to talk to you about them or you can let me look at them by mailing them to me. I hope you are well and have the best of good luck. Sincerely, Henry Horner.


The letter has heavier, somewhat irregular toning at the upper right edge, and there are two horizontal folds.

Was: $60.00  SALE Price:  $47.50
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NewJOHNSON, EDWIN C. (1884-1970)

# 7779

Governor of Colorado – 1933-37 & 1955-57; U.S. Senator – Colorado – 1937-55

Signature, “Ed C. Johnson, Colorado,” on a 4 ½” x 7” sheet of personalized desk memo paper, with a beautifully embossed gold state seal below, as Colorado Governor.

The sheet has light toning and soiling, with a horizontal fold at the center. There are several light creases, along with minor paper loss from the torn spindle holes at the top.

Was: $15.00  SALE Price:  $10.00
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NewJOHNSTON, OLIN D. (1896-1965)

# 7757

Governor of South Carolina – 1935-39 & 1943-45; U.S. Senator – South Carolina – 1945-65

Signature, on the reverse of a 3” x 5” index card with an embossed gold state seal, as South Carolina Governor, “Olin D. Johnston, Governor of S.C.”

The card is lightly and evenly toned, with several surface abrasions and a small hole near the lower left corner, and there is a light paper-clip indentation at the top.

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