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.
as much as we please on family, wealth will carry the day & I suppose it is so all over the world...Mr. [John Quincy] Adams’s death was so public that I can say nothing new. I was at the Capitol most of the time he was laying there ill - I went up with Mrs. [Louisa Catherine] Adams & he was just loosing [sic] entire consciousness. He has left his family rich...”On other matters, “...Mr. [Secretary of State and future President James] Buchanan always talks of opening his house to ladies, but has not done so this winter. He fears giving offense...” She takes up pen again on May 10 to tell of a reception by Mrs. Dallas, wife of the Vice President. She hopes her neighbor, Mr. Buchanan, will be nominated, and notes that for the Whigs, “Genl. [Zachary] Taylor seems the popular candidate...”Taylor would be nominated, and would win the election. With far more charming content on the eligible men of the city. Fine.
873 CARTER, JIMMY ($250-Up)
Thirty-ninth President of the US (born 1924, served 1977-81); awarded 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Great 1976 election Pamphlet Signed over light and medium areas of halftone printed photograph. With holiday card bearing printed signature.
874 CLEVELAND, FRANCES F. ($60-Up)
Cabinet card Photograph.
875 COOLIDGE, CALVIN: MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS 1925 ($60-Up)
Reading Copy of President Calvin Coolidge’s Memorial Day address a t Arlington National Cemetery, 36pp, small 8vo, delivered 5/30/1925. Published by Govt. Printing Office. Purportedly Coolidge’s own reading copy. Lightly toned, otherwise fine.
876 FILLMORE, ABIGAIL: OBITUARY ($15-Up)
“New-York Commercial Advertiser,”vol. LVI, no. 46, 3/30/1853. Announces the death of former First Lady Abigail Fillmore that morning. Pen marks, edge wear, otherwise very good.
877 FILLMORE, MILLARD  ($240-Up)
Franking Signature cut from envelope “Free / M. Fillmore / M.C.”With printed portrait.
878 GARFIELD, JAMES A. ($20-Up)
Cabinet card Photograph of a framed portrait of the fallen president. Toned, overall very good/fine.
879 GARFIELD, JAMES A. ($260-Up)
Cabinet card Photograph in ornate wooden frame. overall size 10.75” x 8.5”. In fine condition.
880 GARFIELD, JAMES A.: BOOK - MEMORIAL ADDRESS ($100-Up)
Book “James A. Garfield Memorial Address Pronounced in the Hall of Representatives...by James G. Blaine.”Senate document No. 123. Washington, Govt. Printing Office, 1882. 4to, full calf with document number in gilt on spine. With engraving of Garfield above facsimile signatures of Senate Committee Chairman John Sherman and House Chairman William McKinley. Front cover nearly detached, otherwise good/very good.
881 GARFIELD and GUITEAU  ($75-Up)
Carte-de-visite Photographs of each, Guiteau’s from an engraving. Both soiled, else very good.
882 GRANT, ULYSSES S.  ($50-Up)
Two carte-de-visite Photographs, one from an engraving. Corners of engraving photo rounded and torn, otherwise in very good condition; other image fine.
883 GRANT, ULYSSES S.: MANUSCRIPT TELEGRAM ($125-Up)
Most unusual Telegram, recipient’s carbon copy, sent from former President “U.S. Grant” to his son, “Jesse R. Grant.” International Ocean Telegraph Co., New York, 2^/15/1883. Grant informs his son that “I am improving baby perfectly well and happy