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.
testimony...was much stronger than mine...” Very good. With envelope.
173 CULLEN, THOMAS S. ($55-Up)
Important US gynecologist (1868-1953). Short letterhead TLS,“Thomas S. Cullen,” Baltimore, 5/29/1939, writing a collector who had requested his autograph, “You are developing a very nice hobby...”
174 CUSHING, JOHN P. ($20-Up)
Boston merchant and philanthropist (1787-1862); made his fortune in the China trade, including as a smuggler of opium. ALS “J.P. Cushing,” 2/3 p, 4to, Watertown, MA, 7/4/1853. He writes Mr. Blanchard for tickets to a lecture by Dr. Kane on behalf of his sons and their friend. In very good condition, near fine.
175 DAVIDSON, GEORGE ($25-Up)
When Lady Colquhoun of Luss, who had the charge of Latheron parish looked for a minister, Davidson was the candidate of choice. However, he did not speak Gaelic. Unfazed, the good Lady arranged for lessons, and soon Davidson was preaching his sermons in both English and Gaelic! Here he writes an ALS about the salaries of schoolmasters, answering a ‘Statement addressed to The Heritors of Scotland’doing so on April 2, 1860, using the unprinted portion of the last page, quite unusual, seldom seen, signing “Your mo ob Sv, Geo Davidson.”
176 DAMROSCH, WALTER ($140-Up)
Prussian-born American conductor (1862-1950). TLS “Walter Damrosch,” 1p, oblong 8vo, on his imprinted stationery, NYC, 1/25/1919. He tells Mr. Sajous that he cannot attend “the dinner given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bartlett”and praises Mr. Bartlett’s long dedication to music. In very good condition.
177 DAVIS, DEANE C. ($10-Up)
Governor of VT (1900-90). Signature “Deane C. Davis / Governor of Vermont / State House, Montpelier, Vermont, June 14, 1972”on 12mo card. Stapled to a larger sheet with a TLS “Deane C. Davis,” complying with a collector’s request.
178 DEPEW, CHAUNCEY M.  ($85-Up)
US Senator from NY (1834-1929) was a powerful attorney and president of the NY Central & Hudson River Railroad. Two railroad passes for the NYC & HRRR, one in pristine condition for 1898 and the second in good condition for 1892, each signed “Chauncey M. Depew.”
179 DILLON, SIDNEY ($175-Up)
American railroad builder (1812-92). Endorsement “Sidney Dillon” on verso of a check drawn on the Bank of Commerce, NY, 11/10/1864, for $540.23against the Central Rail-Road Company of New-Jersey, and signed by Sam Knox, Treasurer, payable to Dillon. Good clear signature with hammer cancel but nothing missing. Fine.
180 DIPLOMATIC LETTERS: CROATIA  ($75-Up)
A group of war-time TLS by US diplomat “William Phillips”9/3/1942, to the Prime Minister with thanks for documents, signed by the career diplomat William Phillips (1878-1968), Embassy letterhead; two TLS, Zagreb, 3/17/1944 and 3/22/1944 inFrench, about appointments with the French Economic and Cultural Delegation in Croatia, on Delegation stationery with appropriate official marks and signatures of Georges Desbons and M. Pailliardof the French Consular office in Zagreb. Also three related copies of other documents.
181 DIX, JOHN A. ($75-Up)
US Secretary of the Treasury (1798-1879); US Senator and Governor of NY; Union general in the Civil War. DS “John A. Dix” as Governor, 1p, folio, Albany,