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.
158 CAMPBELL, DAVID ($55-Up)
Governor of Virginia (1779-1859). Partly-printed DS “David Campbell” as Governor, 1p, 4to, Richmond, 6/5/1838 a pardon for John Campbell, for the crime of grand larceny - but not the Governor’s brother John Campbell, who was in Washington at the time! In very good condition. Lovely signature, wax and paper seal.
159 CANTOR, EDDIE ($70-Up)
Beloved American entertainer (1892-1964). TLS “Eddie Cantor,” 1/4 page, 4to, on his imprinted stationery, Boston,2/3/1943.“Glad to be the first one to sign your autograph book and may I always be first in your radio likes.”Fold wear, with small piece of tape in upper left corner, otherwise very good.
160 CARPENTER, JOHN A. ($140-Up)
American composer (1876-1951). MAQS “For George Pluck, a momento [sic], John Alden Carpenter / March 1950.”Seven bars of his song “When I Bring to You Coloured Toys” from the song cycle Gitanjali. With lyrics in Carpenter’s hand. Written by the composer on a strip of printed music paper, ca. 2.8” x 9.5”. In very good condition.
161 CLAIR, RENE ($225-Up)
French filmmaker (1898-1981). ALS, in English, 1-1/2p, 4to, 5/19/1972, “Time flies and so does our memories...The girl in the bed is a certain Miss Dietrich...It was good to hear from you, dear Anita [Loos, screenwriter noted for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes]and I hope we shall be able to meet this summer in this world and, later, may be, in a better one. Love Rene” With brief ALS on balance of second page by “B. Roma.”In fine condition.
162 CLINTON, DEWITT ($175-Up)
Governor of NY and US Senator (1769-1828); Mayor of NYC; the driving force behind the building of the Erie Canal, making him largely responsible for the prosperity of upstate cities like Syracuse and Rochester. DS “DeWitt Clinton”as Mayor, 1p, oblong 8vo, NYC, 8/12/1801. A pay order on the city in the amount of $19.95 to Saltus, Son & Co. for signal poles. Cut cancellation not touching signature. Edge wear, toning,very good condition.
163 COLERIDGE, JOHN, Baron  ($80-Up)
Lord Chief Justice of England (1820-94). Two ALS “Coleridge,”
4pp, 8vo, “Judges’ Lodgings, Shrewsbury,”7/29/1886 and London, 7/7/1886. Each are to Mr. [Wayne] MacVeagh, former US Attorney General, the first thanking him for kind words, and the second, during his visit to England, inviting him to dine. Both very good.
164 COLLAMER, JACOB ($90-Up)
US Postmaster General (1791-1865); US Representative and Senator from VT. ALS “J. Collamer,”2/3 page, 4to, Royalton [VT], 6/4/1819. To Geo. C. Cahoon, secretary of the Phi Epsilon Nu Society of the University of VT. He sends regrets after being invited to speak for the society. Edge wear, partial splits, seal hole in integral address leaf, soiling, otherwise very good.
165 COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE  ($65-Up)
Popular American novelist (1789-1851); wrote the Leatherstocking Tales books, including The Last of the Mohicans, about settling the frontier; his father’s estate developed into Cooperstown, NY. DS “J. Fenimore Cooper,”1p, narrow oblong 8vo, 10/22/1835. A check on the Otsego County Bank. With engraving of Cooper.