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.
formerly hinged case, overall ca. 4.6” x 3.75”. Edges of tintype a bit darkened, but image still very clear and in very good condition.
681 BUTLER, BENJAMIN F.  ($20-Up)
American politician and Union general (1818-93); the most prominent of the political generals. Two Signatures“Benj. F. Butler Mass” and another one, tipped to another piece of paper signed “Benj. F Butler.”
Colleges and Education
682 AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS YEARBOOK 1918-1919 ($15-Up)
“American College of Surgeons: Sixth Year Book, 1918-1919.” Chicago, American College of Surgeons, 1919. 8vo, navy cloth with gilt lettering and spine. Owner’s note on front free endpaper. Front endpapers soiled, otherwise fine.
683 BROWN UNIVERSITY  ($50-Up)
One page ALS of Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844-1917) American educator and economist, Sept 5, 1875 writing while president of Denison University about correspondence with President Angell at University of Michigan, and the benefits of Detroit and Ann Arbor. However, he went on to Brown several years later. A fine letter. A TLS by university president Clarence A. Barbour (1867-1937), on Brown letterhead, 12/5/1932, about a copy of the portrait of him by Hungarian painter Louis Jambor. Some edge chipping on right, but very good.
684 BROWN: PRESIDENT FAUNCE ($10-Up)
President of Brown University (1859-1930). TLS “W.H. Faunce” as president, 1/2 p, 4to, on Brown stationery, 12/15/1900. He thanks SS Blanchard for inviting him to the Massachusetts Club Forefathers’ Day, but cannot attend. Very good.
685 CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE - N.B. BUTLER  ($50-Up)
American educator, diplomat and philosopher (1862-1947); president of Columbia University for 43 years, also president of the Carnegie Endowment. Two TLS“Nicholas Murray Butler,” each 1p, 4to,on Carnegie Endowment stationery, 12/23/1920 and 4/5/1921, both to Mr. Johnson, US Ambassador to Italy, advising him about prominent visitors to “the Eternal City...” Both with pencil notes at top left, otherwise very good.
686 CHEW, SAMUEL C. ($15-Up)
American author and educator; TLS Bryn Mawr, PA May 26, 1929, about a poem by Swinburne, signed nicely, very good.
687 COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK - OVERSTREET  ($40-Up)
CCNY letters: ALS from Prof. “R. Ogden Doremus,” expert on the effects of poison, 1p, 8vo, college stationery, 1/6/1897. WithTLS,“John Finley,”1 p, 4to, college president’s stationery, 11/27/1911, to Henry R. howland of Buffalo, saying he’s read his book. With incomplete TLS “H.A. Overstreet” (1875-1970) as chair of Philosophy, on department stationery, no date [1911-39]. Last page of an intriguing letter about a “..small boy in the early years of sexual irregularity.”
688 COLUMBIA COLLEGE - PRESIDENT DUER  ($55-Up)
An interesting ALS“W.A. Duer, Pres’t.,”of Columbia College (1780-1842), 1/2p, 4to, 7/16/1836, “This certifies that George W [Jett?] a member of the senior class of Columbia College has completed his full course..and..has been recommended to the Board of Trustees for the degree of Bachelor of Arts to be conferred at the coming commencement. W. A. Duer, Pres of Columbia College, N. Y.” Excellent condition, unusual, and desirable. With an image of Duer.
689 COLUMBIA COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL  ($75-Up)