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.
387 RUSH, RICHARD ($25-Up)
Son of the signer, Rush (1780-1857), well educated, studied law, became active in politics, especially as a close advisor to James Madison during the War of 1812, and was appointed Attorney General by Madison. Free Frank “R. Rush” on letter to J. C. Cabell, Williamsburgh, VA.
388 SARGENT, FRANCIS ($8-Up)
Governor of MA (1915-98). On a narrow strip from a sheet of gubernatorial stationery. Stapled to a 4to sheet with a secretarial letter presenting it to a collector.
389 SEAWELL, MOLLY ELLIOT ($45-Up)
American novelist and journalist (1860-1916). She writes on her Miss Seawell calling card, May 1901 “Perhaps this aid to paste in your book.”Signed in full.
390 SEWARD, WILLIAM H.  ($70-Up)
US Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson (1801-72); Governor of and US Senator from NY; championed the purchase of Alaska from Russia. Signed on a 1.6” x 4” strip. With a small 4to engraving.
391 SHAPIRO, SAMUEL H.  ($10-Up)
Governor of IL (1907-87). Signed on a 12mo card imprinted with the state seal. With secretarial presentation letter stapled to a larger sheet, with a miniature IL flag on verso.
392 SIEMEL, SASHA ($20-Up)
Latvian-born big game hunter of the first half of the 20th century; known for using a bow and a spear to hunt tigers rather than a gun. On a 12mo sheet with his inscription to a fan.
393 SIGNATURE COLLECTION 19TH CENTURY  ($50-Up)
Collection of 19th century signatures including American writer Marion Harland, Lucy Larcom writer, poet and composer, John J.C. Abbott third prime minister of Canada, Samuel Longfellow a Unitarian preacher, Elizabeth Cady Stanton one of the leaders of the Women’s Rights movement, Charles Sumner Massachusetts statesman and an advocate of the antislavery movement, international journalist Bayord Taylor, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer and activist Edward Everett Hale, Edward Percy Whipple essayist and critic, composer Dudley Buck, Thomas Nelson Page writer and U.S. Ambassador to Italy during World War I, Grace Greenwood writer and activist, Roger Wolcott governor of Massachusetts and Adolphus Washington Greely, civil war general and explorer, Benjamin F. Butler and many others.
394 SNYDER, JOHN W. ($10-Up)
US Secretary of the Treasury (1895-1985). Signed on a 12mo TNS, 4/17/1950, on an engraved “Secretary of the Treasury” card responding to collector’s request.
395 STEVENSON, ADLAI E., III ($10-Up)
US Senator from IL (born 1930). On a small 16mo senatorial card, stapled to larger sheet with a portion of his official stationery and an envelope bearing a printed frank.
396 TILLMAN, BENJAMIN RYAN ($10-Up)
Governor of SC, US Senator (1847-1918). On a 3” x 4” sheet, with quote “Tell the truth and shame the Devil.”
397 WARNER, CHARLES DUDLEY ($10-Up)
American journalist and writer (1812-1900) co-editor of the Hartford Courant. He said “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” though after Mark Twain quoted this line in a speech, people thought he was the originator. On a small piece laid down on an album page,