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.
has refused to have anything to do with a mandate for the Armenians, which would have preserved the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children. Having possession of the government by an overwhelming majority, they may do as they please, and are doing it whenever they can agree among themselves...”Also the author of the Glass Steagall Act.
198 GLYN, ELINOR ($25-Up)
English novelist and scriptwriter, (1864-1943) who pioneered women’s erotic fiction, resulting in the “It Girl” as sex appeal was called. The present piece is titled “The Gospel of Common Sense” and has to do with popular delusions, and misguided popular reactions to news. This Typed Manuscript Signed “Elinor Glyn”in pencil on front cover. With lengthy Autograph Notes in the author’s hand, though we are not certain of this. Interesting, unusual, and in good condition.
199 GORDON, GEORGE A.
American clergyman and author. ALS “Geo. A. Gordon,” 1p, 8vo, Boston, 11/22/1890. He tackles the interpretation of the phrase, “and all the air a solemn stillness hold” from Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.” Partial splits, overall very good.
200 GRAEME, THOMAS ($130-Up)
Colonial American physician, jurist, and public official (1688-1772); Port Physician of Philadelphia; member of the PA Colonial Supreme Court. Partly-printed DS “Thos. Graeme, Naval Offr.” A ship’s passport for“the Elizabeth & Mary...built at Philad’a...Burthen of fifty Tons...no guns...and is bound for St. Croix...Mathew Jackson is Master of her...with six Men, whereof five are His Majesty’s Subjects, and one may be Strangers. Dated this 15 Day of Oct: Anno Dom. 1754...”Early and unusual, fine condition.
201 GREELEY, HORACE ($80-Up)
American editor, politician, and anti-slavery advocate (1811-72). Endorsement Signature “Horace Greeley / 154 Nassau” on verso of a narrow oblong 8vo bank check, made out to him by J.T. Williams for $20. Cut cancellation does not affect signature. One blot, otherwise very good.
202 GREELY, ADOLPHUS W. ($115-Up)
American polar explorer (1844-1935); Medal of Honor recipient. Unusual TNS “H.W. Greely,”1/3p, 8vo, n.p., n.d. He signs the statement, “I saw President Abraham Lincoln across Pennsylvania in 1861, while a Private in the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. I saw him again at Harrison Landing, Va., in July 1863, when he was reviewing the Army of the Potomac.”Some offsetting, otherwise very good.
203 GRETCHANINOFF, ALEXANDRE ($95-Up)
Versatile Russian composer especially sacred music (1864-1956). In a TLS, 10/30/1944, from New York, he wrote“Please accept my sincere thanks for your friendly greeting and your kind thought of me on the occasion of my 80th birthday on October 25th...thank you also for giving me a part of your time on your broadcast. Faithfully yours, Alexandre Gretchaninoff.”In very good condition.
204 GROSVENOR, GILBERT ($110-Up)
Editor of National Geographic magazine (1875-1966); President of the National Geographic Society. NS “Gilbert H. Grosvenor,” 1p, 12mo, on imprinted National Geographic postal card, Washington, 12/22/1903. To writer Mark Sullivan, he sends thanks for transcripts, adding, “I am gratified you like the mag...”which Grosvenor had just begun editing. Creases, age-toned, otherwise very good.