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Rhode Island Politicians Archive of (40+) Letters and Documents

Over 40 important Rhode Islanders spanning a century—from the Revolution through the Civil War

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Over 40 important Rhode Islanders spanning a century—from the Revolution through the Civil War

Large collection of over 40 letters and documents signed by noteworthy Rhode Island politicians of the 18th and 19th centuries, primarily governors, senators, and congressmen, including a few militia appointments and a large number of autograph letters. Several of the letters have interesting personal or political content.

Includes: Philip Allen (ALS), Lemuel H. Arnold (DS), Arthur Fenner (ALS), James Fenner (DS), John Brown Francis (ALS), William Channing Gibbs (LS), William Jones (DS), Samuel Ward King (ALS), Nehemiah R. Knight (DS), Josias Lyndon (DS), Daniel Owen (DS), Henry Smith (AL), William Sprague III (ALS), William Sprague IV (LS), Isaac Wilbour (ALS), Nelson W. Aldrich (ALS), Samuel G. Arnold (ALS), Jabez Bowen (ALS), James Burrill Jr. (ALS), Jonathan Chace (ALS), Christopher G. Champlin (ALS), John Hopkins Clarke (ALS), Nathan F. Dixon I (ALS), Benjamin T. Eames (ALS), Christopher Ellery (ALS), Albert C. Greene (ALS), Ray Greene (ALS), Nathaniel Hazard (DS), Benjamin Howland (DS), Jeremiah B. Howell (LS), William Hunter (ALS), Charles Tillinghast James (LS), Thomas Jenckes (ALS), William Beach Lawrence (ALS), Francis Malbone (ALS), Elisha Mathewson (ALS), Elisha Reynolds Potter (ALS), Asher Robbins (ALS), Christopher Robinson (ALS), William P. Sheffield (ALS), James F. Simmons (signature), Thomas Tillinghast (ALS), and George P. Wetmore (ALS).

In overall very good condition. A great group of famous names from Rhode Island, many quite difficult to find—this is an essential collection for the early American completist. These autographs come from a large American collection assembled in the early-to-mid 20th century. Due to the large quantity and lack of exemplars for some more obscure figures, there is a small possibility of secretarial and/or misidentified autographs within the binder. Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or contact us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #637 - Ended June 15, 2022