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.
716 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO  ($40-Up)
Two letters, the first an ALS 6/30/23 responding to The Albert Teacher’ Agency request regarding E. V. Lewis, William E. Dodd (1869-1940) regrets inadequate information prevents him from being helpful. Professor and chairman of the Department of History, he brought new views to the discussion of Southern history. His second letter, TLS Nov 28, 1927, also signed in full, and very nice. The third, ALS June 23, 1941 from Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, correcting “the spelling of my name.” Signed in full, good.
717 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANGELL  ($30-Up)
One page ALS, Jan 29, 1872, on university letterhead, signed “James B. Angell.” Educator, president of U. Vermont, then Michigan, as well as various diplomatic assignments. TLS, Dec 30, 1895, “The..influence of good American colleges is the same everywhere: broadening and enlarging the minds of students, fitting them for all the duties of life..elevating the ideals of the community..James B. Angell.”
718 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL ($20-Up)
Kemp P. Battle (1831-1919) served as president of the university in the late 19th Century. He writes to Gen. Jefferson C. Davis Jan 5, 1888 ANS on a penny postcard about a new society, “your object is a laudable one..Kemp P. Battle, Chapel Hill N. C.”
719 UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK  ($20-Up)
One page TLS, Dec 31, 1915, “I..wish the continuance of this splendid work under your happy guidance. John Finley.”Two ALS, 1852. of John V. S. L. Pruyn, (1811-1877), Regent and later Chancellor of the University, member of Congress.
720 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - FRANK  ($30-Up)
One page TLS, June 9, 1926, to a collector, as president, signed “Glenn Frank” (1887-1940), American author and educator; ALS, Dec 16, 1899, as director of the School of Economics, “Looking forward with particular pleasure to meeting you soon,..Faithfully Yours Richard T. Ely,” American economist, (1854-1943).
721 WEST POINT LIFE: 1859  ($20-Up)
Pamphlet, printed version of “An Anonymous Communication, read before the Dialectic Society, March 5, 1859,”16 pages with cover, soiling and a worm hole in margin.From Harper’s New Monthly Magazine of July 1887,“Cadet Life at West Point” by Charles King, U.S.A., 24 page story with very pleasant illustrations. Currier & Ives half-tone color print of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Reprinted from an 1862 version. A very nice lot.
722 WILLIAMS COLLEGE ($15-Up)
An ALS of Franklin Carter, (1877-1919) American educator and president of Williams, Dec 30, 1895, one page, clear, good for display.
723 YALE COLLEGE - CLASS OF 1849 ($25-Up)
Meetings of the class, together with the Secretary’s Report, signed by Timothy Dwight, who went on to be president years later; 51 pages, very good.
724 YALE: FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS  ($35-Up)
Terrific image of the team, 7x9,” one of whom (Coach?) holds a football with “Champions 1888.”Another image of a football player, same period, by Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia.
725 YALE UNIVERSITY  ($35-Up)
Two TLS from Wm Lyon Phelps, Professor of English Literature. The