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.
ALS “Theo W. Dwight,”(1822-92), 4p, 8vo, on Columbial Law School stationery, 3/8/1864, to Emory Washburn at Harvard Law, he writes “I recently learned..that you were about publishing a new edition of your Law of Real Property...” and offers some of his work. Yours very truly, Theo W. Dwight.” Second letter, Hjalmar H. Boyesen writes, ALS on Nov 26, 1894 “I shall be much pleased to join any fellow contributors to ‘Harpers Morning People’ at the reception at Sherry’s, Dec 8th. Very truly yours, H. H. Boyesen.”Third letter, from John Howard van Amringe, (1835-1915), American educator, teacher, and Dean of Columbia College 1896-1910, writing to Stuyvesant Fish on June 5, 1902, ALS“I greatly appreciate your courtesy in sending me the volume, and am with many thanks and great regard, Sincerely yours, J.H.VanAmringe.” All very good!
690 COLUMBIA - JOHN ERSKINE ($20-Up)
American educator and author, graduate of Columbia University, also Ph. D. there, 1903. On personal letterhead, TLS Apr 26, 1933, he writes “This autograph is worth very little, but if you want it, here it is. Faithfully yours John Erskine.”
691 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY  ($60-Up)
President Butler (1862-1947) TLS Feb 6, 1922 writes to Robert Underwood Johnson that “..in view of our great difficulty with inscriptions..why should we not fill these spaces with the names of distinguished men of letters?..would you not propose names?..Faithfully yours, Nicholas Murray Butler.”Very small smudge in the first name, small toning areas, but very good. Another similar, more detail. Another letter, written by Edwin R. A. Seligman, (1861-1939), professor of political economy and economics and an early advocate of the income tax as well as the American Economic Association and The New School for Social Research. TLS May 21, 1928, on Columbia letterhead, and signed extravagantly. Very good.
692 CONVERSE COLLEGE, SOUTH CAROLINA ($20-Up)
Dated May 4th 1896 ALS on a striking letterhead with a great view of the campus, terrific buildings in Spartanburg, SC.
693 CORNELL UNIVERSITY  ($45-Up)
Ithaca, NY, 12 Nov. 1883, LS“And D. White” writes “Thanks for your kind letter regarding the set of the ‘Richmond Dispatch’. I hope to induce our University Library to take it...”Two pages, secretarially written, and a good example, with envelope. A second letter, on letterhead of “The Cornell Univerfity” Apr. 15, 1872, and unusual with “The” an earlier version of the name. ALS“It is very doubtful that I can visit New England at this time...”Boldly written and signed as above. Very good, with toned edges from framing, a few small tears.
694 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ($45-Up)
Broadside presenting a work by professor of Medicine Edward Phelps called “Bicolorata Bark” for the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Feb 21, 1861, promoted by M. S. Burr & Co., wholesale dealers in American and Foreign Medicines, Drugs,..Sponges, Hair Restoratives, Perfumery, Hair Dyes, &c, 26 Tremont Street, Boston. Folded once, in fine condition.
695 EDINBURGH ACADEMY ($30-Up)
Two page 8vo ALS “Arch’d Swinton,”2pp, 8vo, [Edinburgh, Scotland], 3/13/,concerning “Fees in the French Classes at the Academy.”Tipped at hinge to a slightly