Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation

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Civil War-dated DS, signed "I am, Dear Sir, Yours Truly, Fred'k Douglass, Rochester, Sept. 6th 1864," one page, 5 x 8, August 25, 1864. Douglass signs at the conclusion of an autograph request document issued by the Western Illinois Sanitary Fair Committee, in part: "As a means for increasing the fund for the benefit of our soldiers, and procuring a valuable and interesting collection, the Ex…

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Signed book: Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Hardcover with custom quarter-leather slipcase, 6.25 x 9, 230 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ballpoint, "To my Friend: Julius Kiano, In appreciation for your unswerving devotion to the ideals of freedom and human dignity, Martin Luther King, Jr." Autographic condition: fine. Book …

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Magnificent Santini scarf of the flag of South Africa, with the black isosceles triangle featuring an image of Nelson Mandela and a white facsimile signature, measuring 31 x 31 unfolded, signed on the yellow band in black ink, “N. Mandela, 24. 4. 95.” Includes a French-language softcover copy of 491 Days: Prisoner Number by Winnie Madikizela-mandela, who has signed the first free end …

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Indian activist and poet (1879-1949) who was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state, and the second woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925. Signed book: The Sceptred Flute: Songs of India. Later printing. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1928. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 231 pages. Signed on the half-title page in fountain pen, "Sarojini Naidu, 1929." Auto…

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Unsigned handwritten notes by Booker T. Washington for an address given before the Birmingham Lyceum on March 30, 1899, one page, 8.5 x 11, penned on the reverse of a sheet of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery. Following a brief list of speaking topics, Washington writes, in part: "It has been surprising to me how the Negro's education has been overlooked in the very matters…

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Mailing envelope addressed in the hand of John Brown, 5 x 3, [April 6, 1852], sent to "Fras. W. Tappan Esqr., Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio," with Brown adding "Paid" above. Upper interior flap is marked by the recipient: "John Brown, 1852, Receipt." In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraving bearing a facsimile signature, and by a photocopy of the purported included contents: an acknowledgment …

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British-born conservationist, fur trapper, and author born Archibald Belaney (1888-1938). Signed booklet: Grey Owl: A Biographical Note and A Day at Beaver Lodge. London: Lovat Dickson Limited, 1937. Paperback, 6 x 9.75. Signed vertically on the front cover in black ink. In very good to fine condition, with a tear to the bottom of the cover, and splitting to the bottom of the hinge.

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Twelve ink signatures of Nobel Peace Prize winners on slips and cards of various sizes, including: Elihu Root, Robert Cecil, Elie Wiesel, Frank Kellogg, Norman Angell, Arthur Henderson, Desmond Tutu, Austen Chamberlain, Ralph J. Bunche, Nicholas M. Butler, Lech Walesa, and John Boyd Orr. In overall fine condition, with irregular trimming to the Butler signature.

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Complete original issue of the Shaker and Shakeress Monthly from March 1873 (Vol. III, No. 3), eight pages, 9.5 x 13, published by the United Society at Mt. Lebanon, New York. A column on the third page, headed "American Slavery: The Woman's Suffrage Question—The Case of Susan B. Anthony," discusses the proceedings in the case of Anthony's arrest for voting in Rochester. It conclude…

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