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.
name, primarily as a milk substitute for infants. TLS, Aug 26, 1915, Racine, on attractive pictorial letterhead talking about tax matters, “I regret to say, however, that my bookkeeper is absent..at this time,..but will give the matter prompt attention..Yours very truly, Wm Horlick.”With another clipped signature on a card titled “Malted Milk.” Unusual, and a great story!
221 HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN  ($75-Up)
American author and literary critic (1837-1920). His ALS, 10/31/1893 from 40 West 59th St, New York, “If you have succeeded in arranging for our theater tomorrow,..come here at a quarter to six..to dine at the Griffon..Yours cordially, W. D. Howells.” Small letter, thinned on back page not affecting the portion with the letter. With printed image.
222 INGERSOLL, JARED ($110-Up)
From a Loyalist family, Ingersoll (1749-1822) became a supporter of the Revolution; trained in law, he advocated constitutional reform of the Articles of Confederation. OnMay 3, 1808, ALS to William Tilghman,“I did not intend to bother you with the renewal of the inclosed note, but I must beg the favor of you once more to indorse and sign...Yr J. Ingersoll.”A PS includes his initials. The letter has condition problems, several pieces missing, and is inlaid to a slightly larger sheet, but is quite presentable, condition good.
223 JAWORSKI, LEON ($30-Up)
American jurist (1905-82); Special Prosecutor in the Watergate Scandal; through his efforts, the White House was forced to submit the famous tapes as evidence, and Nixon resigned as President about a month afterwards. TLS “Leon Jaworski,”2/3p, 4to, on his imprinted stationery,11/12/1974. Responding to a request from a scoutmaster for his experiences while a Boy Scout, he writes “Indeed I have been interested in the Boy Scout movement for many years and have served as a member of the local Council for longer than I can remember. I was not blessed with the opportunity of being a Boy Scout...I wish every boy in America who could do so would...With every good wish, I am Sincerely yours, Leon Jaworski.”A highly public-spirited individual.
224 KALTENBORN, HANS Von  ($30-Up)
American radio personality and journalist (1878-1965); admired for his precise diction, ad libs, and depth of knowledge. Pair of TLS “H.V. Kaltenborn,”each 1/3p, 4to, on his imprinted stationery, Brooklyn, 9/27/1932 and3/29/1937 In the first, he writes to Miss Julia B. Taylor of Baltimore about whether he will air in that city, adding “I can imagine how much radio means to someone who, like yourself, is shut away from the world...”In a letter to another Baltimorean, he regrets “that Baltimore does me wrong by not carrying my radio talks...When local stations have a commercial, they let no sustaining feature interfere...” Both are in fine condition.
225 KENDALL, AMOS ($50-Up)
American politician (17789-1869); US Postmaster General under Jackson and Van Buren, and considered by some to have been the intellectual force behind Jackson’s presidency. ALS “Amos Kendall,” 1p, 4to,Washington, 9/5/1833,“My report has been made to the Secretary of the Treasury...The public moneys in the U. S. Bank now exceed nine millions of dollars,