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.
of my son. Most of the young men from this part of the country having returned to their homes since the surrender...From a letter from Doctor John Handy dated 11th of April...he mentioned Carey was with him at his river plantation in Washington County Miss. I understand he left West Point for the bottom on a furlough to procure a horse so my dear cousin make diligent enquiry after him...”Lee had surrendered to Grant in VA on April 9. Minor smudges, else very good.
624 LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: HAY FAMILY ($20-Up)
ANS, “Alice Hay Wadsworth,”3/4p, 8vo, on a sheet imprinted with Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and halftone printed photograph, Jan 24th, 1932, “The original of this flawless literary jewel was handed by Mr. Lincoln to my father [John Hay, Lincoln’s secretary and later US Secretary of State] after the address was delivered just as the Presidential party was boarding the train...to Washington. It is now in the Library of Congress, a gift to the nation from Mr. Hay’s three surviving children - Mrs. Helen Hay Whitney, Clarence L. Hay, and myself - Alice Hay Wadsworth.” One vertical fold, else fine.
625 LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: NOTABLES  ($200-Up)
Twenty-one copies of the printed address and image of Lincoln, Autographed by a number of prominent people, (Gifford Pinchot, Harold T. Ickes, Harry M. Daugherty, Colonel House, W.E. Borah, others) sometimes several by the same person on different dates years apart, some with letters, many with short inscriptions. Apparently collected to be part of an album, they are separate sheets, most folded, and with one printed copy of Lincoln’s Farewell Address from Springfield, Feb 11, 1861 as he left for Washington. Wonderful collection, overall in very good to fine condition.
626 MAINTENANCE OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION  ($10-Up)
Pair of printed House of Representatives 36th Congress, 2nd Session Documents relating resolutions of the legislatures in Minnesota, on Feb. 2, 1861, and in Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1861, on the State of the Union, condeming the secessionists, and calling for the maintenance and preservation of the Union. Fine copies,each 2-3 pages, and not seen often.
627 McCLELLAN, GENERAL GEORGE B. ($10-Up)
“Little Napoleon” as he was nicknamed, (1826-1885) was a well trained general, but his delays in actually engaging the Confederate forces conviced others that he was not the right man to be commander-in-chief of the Union Army. “GB McClellan” on small paper, very fine.
628 MEADE, GENERAL GEORGE GORDON ($10-Up)
Meade (1826-1885), was the commander of the Army of the Potomac, and well respected. “Geo. G. Meade Maj Gen’l, U. S. A...Philad’a Oct 20,/65”
629 MEIGS, MONTGOMERY C ($110-Up)
Graduate of U.S. Military Academy 1836 in engineering, Meigs (1816-1892) was a Major General during the Civil War; designed and built the wings and dome of the Capitol and supervised the expansion of the Post Office building in Washington. Rare studio-size photograph, 3/4 length pose, standing in front of the Capitol building construction. Signed on the lower mount “M.C. Meigs / Capt. of