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AN EXCEPTIONAL SIGNED THOMAS JEFFERSON ADDRESS TO THE CHEROKEE: “MY CHILDREN, THIS IS WHAT I WISHED TO SAY TO YOU. TO GO ON IN LEARNING TO CULTIVATE THE EARTH, AND TO AVOID WAR… TELL ALL YOUR CHIEFS, YOUNG MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN THAT I TAKE THEM BY THE HAND & HOLD IT FAST, THAT I AM THEIR FATHER, WISH THEIR HAPPINESS & WELL BEING, & AM ALWAYS WILLING TO PROMOTE THEIR GOOD”

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Manuscript Document Signed. Washington, January 10, 1806.

This extraordinary manuscript, signed by President Thomas Jefferson, is his address, in the presidential role as “The Great White Father” of the Indian Nations, to his “Children,” the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation. At the time of writing, the Cherokees had visited Washington to make a treaty defining their boundaries. The purchase of Louisiana and the control of the Mississippi River opened vast territories in the West, and the Native Americans, forced by the advance of the white pioneers, were crossing the rivers to new hunting grounds. Some of the Cherokees had migrated to the West, but others had remained in Georgia and Tennessee. This is a sterling example of Jefferson’s great eloquence, on this occasion following successful treaty negotiations. Boldly signed at the end "Th: Jefferson," with one additional word "inclosed" added to the text in Jefferson's hand. $240,000.

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"LABOR HAS A GREAT STAKE IN THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, IF ONLY BECAUSE THE FORCES THAT ARE ANTI-NEGRO ARE USUALLY ANTI-LABOR TOO"

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Autograph manuscript leaf from Stride Toward Freedom. Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1957.

Exceptional original autograph manuscript leaf entirely in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hand for his book Stride Toward Freedom, discussing the natural relationship between the Labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement. $19,500.

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SIGNED BY SCOTT: FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRST ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, WRITTEN UPON HIS RETURN IN 1904

SCOTT, Robert F. Autograph Telegram Signed. Auckland Island, circa March 20, 1904.

Fine four-page autograph account intended for telegram of Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic written upon his return in 1904. $16,500.

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HEMINGWAY’S READING LIST

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Autograph letter signed. Ketchum, Idaho, October 27, 1958.

Fine autograph letter signed from Hemingway to a bookseller detailing an order of books he would like shipped to him, including Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana, a biography of Steven Vincent Benet, and multiple copies of several of his own titles, two of which were out of print at this point in his life. $16,500.

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"IT HAS BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO HOLD THE PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE FOR NEARLY EIGHT YEARS NOW…"

TRUMAN, Harry S. Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed. Washington, DC, January 7, 1953. Eight leaves, mimeographed typescript on versos and rectos for 16 pages.

Advance press transcript of Truman's final State of the Union Address, signed by him, a stirring summation of the challenges and accomplishments of his years in office, and a call to unite behind the efforts of President-Elect Eisenhower. This is a mimeographed advance transcript of the speech, marked "Confidential" at the top, issued in very small numbers for the use of the press—most copies would have been discarded after use. $13,500.

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RARE VINTAGE CIVIL WAR CARTE-DE-VISITE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT IN UNIFORM, BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY HIM AS LIEUTENANT GENERAL

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) GARDNER, Alexander. Carte-de-visite photograph inscribed. Washington, D.C. circa 1864.

Rare Civil War carte-de-visite portrait of Ulysses S. Grant in uniform, circa 1864, boldly signed by him "U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A." below his image on the mounted vintage albumen print, from a photograph taken at the Washington D.C. studio of famed Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. $12,000.

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“IT’S TAKEN FANCY FAST FOOTWORK IN LOBBIES AND MUSEUMS TO ESCAPE…”

MITCHELL, Margaret. Autograph letter signed. New Orleans, April 1, 1939.

Very rare autograph letter signed from Margaret Mitchell to Harold Latham, who had famously discovered her and her book, about traveling incognito and possibly meeting. Written seven months before the Gone With the Wind premiere. $11,000.

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1937 LETTER SIGNED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN, RAISING FUNDS FOR THE PALESTINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

EINSTEIN, Albert. Typed letter signed. New York City, June 9, 1937.

Two-page 1937 typed letter signed by Einstein as "A. Einstein," Honorary President of the American-Palestine Music Foundation, on the Foundation's letterhead, raising funds in the United States for the fledgling Palestine Symphony Orchestra, which later became the Israel Philharmonic. With contemporary Orchestra pamphlet. $9200.

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"GRANT'S NATIONAL MONUMENT IS NOT OF GRANITE OR BRONZE, BUT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS STRONG WILL AND PERSEVERANCE"

SHERMAN, William Tecumseh. Four letters signed. New York, 1888-90.

Interesting archive of four related letters signed from General William T. Sherman to General William Strong, discussing plans for building and then the ceremony for unveiling an equestrian statue dedicated to General Grant, sponsored by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, the first army which General Grant commanded. $9000.

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DESSINS, WITH A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING BY COCTEAU

COCTEAU, Jean. Dessins. Paris, 1923 [i.e. 1924].

Signed limited first edition, number 44 of only 625 copies, this being one of only 50 copies “sur Hollande Van Gelder,” with a large laid-in original pen-and-ink drawing by Cocteau entitled “Hommage a Paul Morand,” depicting a wealthy woman reclining in a lounge chair, a copy of one of Morand’s books dangling from her hand. $9000.

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