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.
289 SZELL, GEORGE ($70-Up)
Hungarian born American composer and conductor (1897-1970); long and distinguished career with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. ALS “George Szell,”in German, 1p, 4to, NY, 3/23/1945 To“Liebe Madi,” about the Budapest String Quartet, Mounted on a 3-hole loose leaf sheet, clean, some aging.
290 TAFT, ROBERT A.  ($80-Up)
US Senator from OH (1889-1953); lawyer; son of President Taft. Four TLS “Robert Taft”on letterhead of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati on the subject of the Cincinnati Union Station and the bonds issued for it, 1928-1936.
291 THEATER: “LEGEND AND SHOW STOPPERS” ($85-Up)
A special event of The Friends of the Theatre Collection of the Museum of the City of New York, the program for April 29, 1984 includes appearances by a number of greats: Sid Caesar, Hildegarde, Celeste Holm Peggy Lee, Liza Minelli Bobby Short, and many others. Several have signed the inside cover of the program. Pristine, and a wonderful collector’s item.
292 THEATER: “BY JUPITER” ($65-Up)
Program for the play“By Jupiter, the new Rogers and Hart Musical Hit!” Starring Ray Bolger, who writes over his photograph “To Muriel, Ray Bolger” and similarly signed by six other actors.
293 THOMPSON, VIRGIL ($60-Up)
American composer (1896-1989); awarded the 1949 Pulitzer Prize in music. Holiday Card Signed “With a mary everything, warmly, Virgil T.” Inscribed to “Dear A. & M.”Oblong 12mo, red borders, imprinted with his address. In very good condition.
294 TIEMANN, NORBERT ($15-Up)
Governor of NE (born 1924). TLS on gubernatorial stationery, 7/22/1968, enclosing autograph. Stapled with printed 12mo portrait bearing printed signature.
295 TOD, DAVID ($35-Up)
Civil War-era Governor of OH (1805-68). DS “David Tod” as Governor, 1p, oblong 4to, Columbus, 7/11/1862, appointing Horace Steele a notary public for Lake County. With State Seal. Very good.
296 TUCKER, THOMAS TUDOR ($52-Up)
American physician and politician (1745-1828) from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a member of the Continental Congress, and later Treasurer of the U. S. Free franked envelope, dated by Tucker Sep. 26, 1827, and sent from the Treasurer’s Office, signed Th. T. Tucker, to Jos. C. Cabell, Esq.Fine and unusual.
297 TURNER, JAMES JEWETT ($35-Up)
US railway official (1853-1928). TLS “J.J. Turner,” 1/2 p, small 8vo, St. Louis, MO, 2/25/1901. He replies to Mr. Oliver’s letter. Irregular left edge, otherwise very good.
298 ULLMANN, LIV ($400-Up)
Norwegian actress and director (born 1938); noted especially for her work in the films of Ingmar Bergman, including Persona, Cries and Whispers, and Scenes from a Marriage. Very scarce, early Printed Script of Bergman’s epic fsustaining 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, what would be the effect of transferring these funds to the state banks to