R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
865 UNION SQUARE, 1868  ($375-Up)
Choice 4to albumen Photograph on slightly larger mount, identified at bottom as “North Union square taken 1868.” Identified on verso as by Richard J. Murphy of NY, photographed for E.L. Henry. Pencil identifications in margins of certain buildings, such as “Formerly the Union League Club.” Age-toned, with traces of foxing in extreme edges.
866 WATER STOCK OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK  ($45-Up)
A $5000 bond, actually, though called ‘stock’ in 1843 for the water supply needs of the City. Due January 1, 1858, and a fine looking certificate, with a separate power of attorney, both in very fine condition. Rare and desirable.
867 WATER STOCK OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK  ($75-Up)
$2500. 1869, NY. Blue paper, with small city arms vignette in upper left. Cut and pen cancellations. With two 4to manuscript Documents, London, 1870, with notary seals, regarding the disposition of the water stock. Glue stains, pin holes, otherwise very good, and rare.
868 WESTCHESTER COUNTY - 1835-1880  ($40-Up)
Inspectors of Election reporting on “58 votes given for the amendment of the Constitution”1835; a bond regarding a debt, 1835; report of the trustees of the schools Town of Westchester, ADS 1835, very nice; Official Oath of James Henderson Jr., Supervisor of the Town of Westchester, who swears that he gave no money to influence any vote at his election, 1880, witness “Thos Bible, Justice of the Peace.”All good condition, wonderful civics lesson.
869 WILLIAMS’S NY ANNUAL REGISTER 1831 ($30-Up)
“Williams’s New-York Annual Register 1831.”New York, Leavitt and Hanley. Small 8vo, original boards, leather back with gilt lettering. Contains almanac, calendar, local, state, and federal offices, educational and medical institutions, etc. Age-toned, cover well worn, otherwise very good. A great item as a collectible book and historical resource!
870 WILLIAMS’S NY ANNUAL REGISTER 1836 ($40-Up)
“Williams’s New-York Annual Register 1836.”New York, Edwin Williams. Small 8vo, original boards, leather back w/gilt lettering. Pen and pencil owner’s notes. Front cover detached but present, back hinge cracked, well soiled, otherwise very good. With almanac, state and federal officials, travel distances, banks, census, etc.
Presidential & Related Items
871 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY ($50-Up)
Sixth President of the US (1767-1848, served 1825-29); son of second President John Adams; US Secretary of State under Monroe; later, US Representative from MA and outspoken opponent of slavery. DS “”J.Q. Adams”asa President, 1p, folio, on vellum, Washington, 8/20/1828. A land grant, also signed by “Geo. Graham.” Soiled and stained, with overall stifness and small pieces out at folds and edges, otherwise about good. Offered at signature value.
872 [ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY]: MARY E.E. CUTTS ($225-Up)
Washington socialite and a favorite niece of James and Dolley Madison (1814-56). Outstanding social and political content ALS “Mary E.E. Cutts,”4pp, 4to, Washington, 4/24 and 5/10/1848. To a friend visiting England, she writes of celebrations on the French revolution of that year, confessing, “I fear my heart has a weakness for royalty. Here we have society almost entirely monopolized by parvenus...Pride ourselves