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.
Signer. DS “Oliv. Wolcott Jr” Nov. 22, 1785. A Pay-Table Office order to John Lawrence, Treasurer “Please to secure to Mrs. Mary Wooster Fifty pounds Lawful Money by a note bearing date May 4th, 1785 payable in three years with Interest annually & charge the State.”Also signed by Lawrence. With a few aging stains, otherwise in very good condition.
314 WOLCOTT, OLIVER, Jr. ($150-Up)
MDS “Oliv: Wolcott Jr. / Secy. of the Treas.,” 2pp, legal folio, Philadelphia, 3/6/1795. His ruling on a petition by one Preserved Peirce Junior, protesting a penalty incurred by one of his ships. Wolcott finds in Peirce’s favor. Some wrinkling around State Department Seal, otherwise in quite fine condition.
315 WOLCOTT, ROGER ($15-Up)
Governor of MA (1847-1900). TLS “Roger Wolcott”as Governor, 1p, 4to, on engraved gubernatorial stationery, Boston, 1/29/1898. Writes SS Blanchard agreeing to meet with the Massachusetts Club. Soiled, toned, else very good.
316 WOLSELY, GARNET and BULWER-LYTTON, ROBERT  ($50-Up)
Wolseley - English army officer (1833-1913) who served brilliantly throughout the empire, rising to Field Marshal. Two ALS “Wolesley ,” 1p, 8vo, on his monogrammed stationery, London 10/8/1889; and 2pp, 8vo, on Royal Hospital stationery, Dublin, 6/4/1893. Both are to Gen. W.F. “Baldy” Smith of the US Army, about Smith’s accounts of the US Civil War. Lytton - English statesman and author (1831-91); Viceroy of India. With ALS “Lytton,”1p, 12mo, “Xmas Eve Argyll House,”no year. He invites Gen. Smith to spend Christmas day with him. All very good.
317 WOODBURY, LEVI ($60-Up)
US Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the Navy, and Supreme Court Justice (1789-1851). Official MLS “Levi Woodbury” as Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 4to, Treasury Dept, 2/15/1838. A Circular to Collectors of the Custom and Receivers of Public Money, about endorsing treasury notes. Age-toned, with edge and fold wear and minor soiling, overall very good.
318 WYNN, EARLY ($30-Up)
Hall-of-fame baseball pitcher (1920-99). Signature “Early Wynn” on verso of a $5.00 bank check, 10/4/1987, payable to the Baseball Old Timers Fund. Cancellation stamps affect signature. Fine condition.
319 YOUNG, ANDREW ($45-Up)
American politician and diplomat (born 1932); Mayor of Atlanta; US Ambassador to the UN. TLS “Andrew Young”as Mayor, 1/2p, 4to, on his official stationery, July 8, 1987. He declines a writing assignment, “Sincerely, Andrew Young.” wonderful cursive signature.
320 [YOUNG, BRIGHAM]: DANIEL WELLS ($300-Up)
Young: religious and political leader (1801-77); head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, leading them west to found Salt Lake City; first Governor of Utah Territory. Partly-printed DS “Daniel H. Wells”as Mayor of Salt Lake City, 1p, folio, 1/10/1873. A land grant “...in consideration of the sum of One 55/100 Dollars, paid by Brigham Young, Sen...the said Brigham Young, Sen., having been adjudged by the Probate Court of Salt Lake County...to be the rightful owner and possessor of...a portion of Lot Three...containing Seventysix square rods Ninetynine square feet...”Notarized at close. With perfect gold foil municipal and notarial seals. Light offsetting, otherwise very fine. It might appear at first that Young, who dominated Utah