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Original portrait painting of Margaret Todd Kellogg, the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, who commissioned her niece Katherine Helm to paint this portrait for her son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Accomplished in oil on canvas stretched over an oval frame measuring 25 x 30, with the reverse of canvas annotated: “Margaret Todd, Portrait of Mrs. Charles Kellogg, Copied by K. Helm from Missus Kellogg…

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Son of President Abraham Lincoln (1843-1926) who served as Secretary of War in the Garfield and Arthur administrations. Attractive 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite head-and-shoulders portrait of Lincoln, signed in ink, "Robert T. Lincoln." Reverse bears a "Collection of Americana, Frederick H. Meserve" stamp. In fine condition. Frederick H. Meserve (1865-1962) was a world-renowned collector of Lincoln and…

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Important book: The Columbian Magazine, or Monthly Miscellany, Containing a View of the History, Manners, Literature & Characters of the Year 1787. Philadelphia: Printed for T. Seddon, W. Spotswood, C. Cist, & J. Trenchard, 1787. Hardcover (with front board missing), 5.75 x 8, with some plates intact and most issues intact. Most importantly, the volume contains one of the first printings …

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Manuscript document related to the Potomac Company, a project created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River and improve its navigability for commerce. Three pages, 9 x 15, March 12, 1793, consisting of an indenture between Matthew Huizinga Messchert of Philadelphia and Snellen and Messchert of Rotterdam, “whereas by certain acts of assembly of the States of Virginia and Maryland…

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American politician and journalist (1837-1912) who, among other accomplishments, edited the New York Tribune and served as Ambassador to France and the United Kingdom. During the American Civil War, Reid wrote under the by-line 'Agate,' and acted as a correspondent at several battlefields, including the Battles of Shiloh and Gettysburg. TLS as the U.S Minister to France, six pages, 7.5 x 1…

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Manuscript endorsement, signed “W. M. Tweed,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, April 22, 1853. Letter of recommendation to the "Hon. Judge Bronson Collector of the Port of New York," in part: "We the undersigned, being acquainted with Mr. L. Withington would most cheerfully recommend him as a consistant Democrat, and qualified to fill the Situation he applys.” Above, Withington makes his …

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Merchants' Bank check, 5.25 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Daniel Webster, "Dan' Webster," for $20, May 29, 1843. In fine condition. Accompanied by a vintage reprint photo of Webster.

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Hand-addressed and free-franked mailing envelope, 4.75 x 2.75, addressed by Webster to "Wm. C. Zantzinger, Esq., Dept. of State, Washington," and franked in the upper right, "Dan'l Webster." Postmarked at Boston, September 27, and stamped "Free." Reverse retains its red wax seal, reading, "Gratis." In fine condition, with light soiling.

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