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.
(1801-1888); while on a business trip to New Orleans, he learned that some free black men had been taken into custody and forced to work on chain gangs. He raised the support necessary to have them released. ALS, Dec 21, 1867, New York,“Dear Madam, I have not forgotten that you gave me permission to send you a copy of my essays...Yours very truly, R G Hazard.” Very nice small letter, with printed biography.
213 HENRY, JOSEPH ($120-Up)
American scientist and curator (1797-1878); first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Partly-printed DS “Joseph Henry / Sec’y. S.I.,”1p, 4to, Washington D.C., 1/18/1877. He accepts a copy of the 21st annual report from the State Lunatic Hospital. Fold wear, uneven toning, otherwise very good.
214 HEPBURN, KATHARINE ` ($200-Up)
Legendary American screen and stage actress (1907-2003); nominated for 12 Academy Awards, winning four Best Actress Oscars. ADS “Katharine Hepburn,”1p, narrow oblong 8vo, NYC, 4/28/1992. A bank check in the amount of $50 drawn on the Fiduciary Trust Co, Intl., payable to the actress’s personal masseur, “Rod Colbin.”In fine condition. Matted with large halftone photo under glass in metal frame, overall size 19.5” x 12.3”. Small crack in glass at extreme top not affecting contents.
215 HUGHES, THOMAS ($150-Up)
English novelist, jurist, and reformer (1822-96); remembered for his series of novels beginning with Tom Brown’s School Days. Brief ALS “Thos. Hughes,”1/3p, 8vo, on stationery of the Board of Aid to Land Ownership, London, 5/25/1881. He agrees attend breakfast at 10 the next morning. Very good.
216 HERMAN, JERRY  ($55-Up)
American composer and lyricist for musical theater, writes TLS Mar 28, 1978, “Bravo” for your “Dump Eder Letter”. The rumor is that he’s on his way out...Best Jerry.”Also a thank you card signed “Jerry Herman.”
217 HINTON, WALTER ($40-Up)
American aviator (1888-1981); piloted the first transatlantic flight, in 1919. Postal Cover Signed “Walter Hinton”at left, an air mail envelope with handstamp for the Exchange Club Service to Aviation Tour. Postmarked Oakland, 4/22/1931. Postmark and stamp touch signature. Very good.
218 HOE, R. and CO. ($55-Up)
R. Hoe & Co. was so named in 1822, its roots going back to 1805. The company was famous for its excellent printing presses, and remained in business until 1969. A portion of the business is still in existence. Here, an ALS, New York, Mar 26, 1847,“We acknowledge receipt of your favor of March 24th..for our Inking machine...& remain, R. Hoe & Co. Peter Hoe.”A very clear postmark verso, only a few months before the first U. S. postage stamps were offered for sale on July 1, 1847.
219 HOLST, GUSTAV ($200-Up)
English composer (1874-1934); integrated influences from both English and Hindi sources. He became music master at St. Paul’s Girls’ School in 1905, and writing on a card of theirs, ALS, Thursday, “Would a dairy lunch be sufficient for you?..we will come here after for a good talk...Yrs Ever, Gustav Holst.”
220 HORLICK, WILLIAM  ($65-Up)
English-born American food manufacturer (1846-1936); patented the malted milk beverage that bears his