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.
during his lifetime, was using his power to buy a lot for just $1.55, but the Act in question awarded title to lands in the Territory to those who could prove possession, thus the amount was merely a fee.
321 ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS ($20-Up)
On a 2.4” x 3.75” sheet, clipped from a document. Some foxing at top, otherwise very good.
322 ARMSTRONG, NEIL ($40-Up)
Astronaut (born 1930); first man to walk on the moon. Signed on 4to stationeryof Ronald S. Cohen. Written with felt pen and inscribed to Cohen.
323 BARBOUR, PHILIP P. ($20-Up)
Associate Justice, US Supreme Court (1783-1841). Franking Sig,“Free / P.P. Barbour.”
324 BARUCH, B. M.  ($20-Up)
US financier and presidential adviser (1870-1965). On a 16mo album page. With portrait.
325 BEECHER, HENRY WARD ($55-Up)
American clergyman and reformer (1813-87). Clipped from letter.
326 BELKNAP, WILLIAM W. ($65-Up)
US general and Secretary of War (1829-90); impeached for corruption, he resigned just in time to avoid removal. On a 16mo card, signed “Wm. W. Belknap / Sec’y of War / Feb 18, 1876.”Some blotting.
327 BERIGAN, BUNNY ($250-Up)
American jazz trumpeter (1908-42). On verso of a menu for the Roosevelt Hotel Patio, with two other signatures. Very good.
328 BEVERLY HILLBILLIES - CAST ($100-Up)
On a single 12mo card: “Irene Ryan / ‘Granny’” [pencil], “Max Baer,”“Donna Douglas - Elly May” and “Buddy Ebsen / ‘welll doggies’ .”
329 BREMER, FREDRIKA ($100-Up)
Swedish author and feminist (1801-65). On a 2” x 3.5” card with a brief inscription in Swedish.
330 BURLINGAME, ANSON  ($40-Up)
US Representative from NY and US Minister to China (1820-70). Signed on an 8,5” x 2” parchment sheet engraved with design. With signatures of two Chinese ministers who were part of his mission to improve European-Chinese relations. Quite an unusual lot!
331 CAREY, HUGH L. ($10-Up)
Governor of NY (born 1919). On NY Executive Mansion card. Stapled to larger sheet with secretarial TLS replying to autograph request.
332 CARUSO, ENRICO ($200-Up)
Italian operatic tenor (1873-1921). In pencil on 12mo sheet, “Enrico Caruso / Phila 1917.”
333 CHARLES, RAY ($60-Up)
American pianist and composer (1930-2004); largely responsible for the development of soul music. A menu from the Waldorf-Astoria “Presents Ray Charles at the Empire Room. Signed vertically in practiced letters. Great for display.
334 CLARKE, JAMES FREEMAN ($65-Up)
US author, clergyman, and reformer (1810-88); strong opponent of slavery. “Sincerely Yours / James Freeman Clarke”on a 1.75” x 4.6” sheet. Tipped to a small 8vo sheet with 4 other signatures.
335 COLON, CRISTOBAL, DUKE DE VERAGUA ($85-Up)
A descendant of Christopher Columbus, most likely the 14th Duke, (1878-1937) “Cristobal Colon”y Aguilera, “Duke of Veragua”after this dukedom was created in 1560.
336 COSTES, DIEUDONNE ($88-Up)
French aviator (1892-1973); made first non-stop westbound transatlantic flight in 1930 and broke numerous distance records. Signed on a 1933 mailed envelope, addressed in another hand. Signed partly over Swiss postage stamp.
337 COX, SAMUEL SULLIVAN ($10-Up)
Member of Congress from Ohio, (1824-1889) New York, “S. S. Cox, MC