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.
and US politician (1832-1904); US Senator and Governor of GA. ALS, 1p, 4to, on Southern Life Insurance Co. stationery, Atlanta, 12/3/1872. “Our mutual friend Col. Weems tells me of the friendly interest you & others are taking in the race for U. S. Senate. I write simply to thank you for this generous effort and the confidence it evidences in myself...Very truly yours, J. B. Gordon.“ Small ink blot in signature. Toned, with edge and fold wear, otherwise in very good condition. Seldom seen, and desirable.
616 GRIBBS, LT. COL. J. W. H., 12TH IOWA ($10-Up)
Signs small paper “Respectfully JW.H. Gribbs, Lt Col 12th Iowa Infty, October 13th, 1865.”
617 HAMPTON, WADE, III ($10-Up)
Confederate Cavalry leader, later governor and senator from South Carolina, (1818-1902), “Admit Dr. McCormack & friends to Reserved Gallery Wade Hampton U.S.S.” on the verso of one of the doctor’s prescription notes.
618 HOSMER, A. A. ($10-Up)
Assisted at the trial of Henry Wirz, former commandant of Andersonville. “A. A. Hosmer, Major & Judge Advocate”on a 2.2” x 5.5” sheet.
619 HUNTER, R.M.T. (1809-1887) ($65-Up)
Born in Virginia, Hunter studied law and held various positions in the years before the Civil War, becoming a U. S. Senator. He was expelled from the Senate in 1861 for support of the Rebellion, and became the Confederate Congress. At the war’s end, he was part of the peace negotiating team, and gradually returned to his previous respected positions. Here the remnants of a large envelope with a free frank of Hunter addressed to Mrs. Hunter in Loyds, Virginia. Soiled, cut unevenly, but nonetheless an unusual example.
620 KING, HORATIO C. ($10-Up)
Enlisting in Brooklyn, King (1837-1918) a Medal of Honor recipient and close friend of Henry Ward Beecher, writes in 1905 “To Dr. Leavitt with compliments of Horatio C. King”
621 LANE, GEN. JAMES HENRY, SAUNDERS, LT. COL. JOHN  ($10-Up)
General Lane, (1833-1907), CSA, fragment of ANS, May 25, 1885, “Jas. H. Lane”was a professor, commander during Seven Days Battles of 1862. Saunders, (1836-1904), CSA, “John Saunders. Lt Colonel”
622 LEE, SAMUEL PHILLIPS  ($155-Up)
US naval officer (1812-1897); a Virginian and a relative of Robert E. Lee, he stayed loyal to the Union in the Civil War, sailing home from his post in the East Indies, without waiting for orders, to join the blockade of the Southern coast. LS, in pencil by a clerk, and though signed, possibly a retained copy. Addressed to Gideon Welles, Newport News, 26 May ‘probably 1863’“Mobile, May 23, A Special dispatch to the Adventurer and Register,...Jackson yesterday...heavy firing was heard in the direction of Vicksburg this morning...Later the enemy have made these desperate assaults at Vicksburg and repulsed,...An officer who left Vicksburg on Tuesday reports that an assault near the Yazoo Road in Pemberton’s Embankment had been repulsed,...S. P. Lee” Meaningful reporting from the front.
623 LETTERS: LEE’S SURRENDER ($20-Up)
ALS “M.F. Harris,”1p, 4to, Franklin, TN, 5/31/1865. To “Cousin Die, I am in great trouble on account of the non arrival