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An Act for Providing Support for the Poor
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An Act for Providing Support for the Poor

by British Government - Act of Parliament

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[London]: British Government, 1780. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. EARLY BRITISH LEGAL ACT RELATING TO THE POOR [MASSACHUSETTS?] 11 x 7 -1/4 inches, 2 original pages [ 1 leaf], with a complete Act and Law regarding how those found to be poor in the town or village. Light age-toning, some foxing, otherwise very good condition.Circa 1780. Believed to be part of the general laws of Massachusetts An Overseer or Overseer's of the Poor will be established. That the children of the poor will not remain idle nor misspend their time. They will be taken to learn a decent calling. The young boy will remain with his overseer until he reaches the age of 21, and all females will remain with her overseer until she reaches the age of 18. During this time, they will be fed and clothed and the funds will be given by the town or village so as not to put a burden on their overseer's. These young boys and girls will learn a trade, to be an apprentice or a servant.For reference on this act see The general laws of… Read More
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Black Gold Three Sheet large poster (41x81 inches) (3 original flat sections)
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Black Gold Three Sheet large poster (41x81 inches) (3 original flat sections)

by NORMAN, Richard Edward (1891-1960) & CRINER, John Laurence, American, (1898-1965) & BOYD, Kathryn, (1897-1965) & REYNOLDS, Steve, (1892-1945)

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[Florida]: Norman Studios, 1928. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. & TATUM, Lee B., (1861-1933). QUITE SCARCE LARGE EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY EPHEMERA POSTER First edition. Norman Studios bright graphics film large stone litho poster for the movie called "Black Gold" with an all coloured cast. Nice stone litho promotional theatre and promotional poster of 3 sheet poster printed in three sections, flat not folded. Multi colours one size (yellow, red, green & black) and verso blank. Printed by the Richey Litho Co. Final full size approximately 41 x 81 inches flat once assembled with the three sheets rolled poster sections. Quite scarce to rare.Condition: Given the number of folds in each of the three poster sections, some fold tears in each, with wear to fold lines with some edge wear and some archival tape reinforcement to a few fold lines on reverse. These are fairly typical of old vintage poster sheets, even unused copies like this. All three folded poster sections otherwise are in good… Read More
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Black Gold ; promotional brochure or pressbook early African American cinema
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Black Gold ; promotional brochure or pressbook early African American cinema

by NORMAN, Richard Edward (1891-1960) & CRINER, John Lawrence (1898-1965) & BOYD, Kathryn & REYNOLDS, Steve

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Florida: The Norman Film Studios, 1928. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. BLACK GOLD WAS AN "ALL COLORED CAST" SILENT FILM PRODUCED IN 1928. First edition. 14 x 22 inches opened flat, (folded size 11 inches long and 3-1/2 inches wide and will be mailed folded size). 4 page multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing . With orange, blue, and black poster cover with photographs showing scenes from the movie with text as follows: Coming To This Theater. (This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card). The Norman Film Studios . Presents Black Gold. Thrilling Epic Of The Oil Fields With All Colored Cast. One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples. A Smashing Photo-Play Co-Starring Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, Original Lafayette Players. Steve Reynolds, "Peg" [,] Alfred Norcom, United States Marshal, L.B. Tatums and The Entire City Of Tatums, Okla. The other three pages have many photographs from the film, tips on promoting the film, a letter from R.E. Norman to the cinema owner, and… Read More
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Bonded Indebtedness of the Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages of State of New York
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Bonded Indebtedness of the Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages of State of New York

by CALKINS, Hiram (collected and compiled by)

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Albany: The Argus company, printers, 1873. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Good. First edition. 5-1/4 x 9 inches. [1]-69 p. Original booklet re-covered in flowered paper bound cover. Original paper wraps chipped missing some paper along borders, no type affected. Internally quite clean. Gift inscription of "Compliments of J.M. Patterson Jr. neatly written on the wrap cover. Overall good condition. Quite scarce.
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Booth Tarkington collection
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Booth Tarkington collection

by TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946)

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1941. No binding & hard cover. Booth Tarkington was an American novelist, dramatist, and Pulitzer Prize winner. During the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered America's greatest living author. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.The collection consists of 40 items dating from 1900 to 1941, specifically 4 letters, 1 signed page, 18 photos, 2 books, a glass plate, and 14 ephemera (2 pieces of sheet music, 7 programs and playbills, 2 lobby cards, and 2 post cards). One of the playbills prints letters of appreciation from Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt to Alexandra Carlisle, an English actress and suffragist who settled in the United States.4 Letters (1 Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) and 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS):• ALS to [Mark Sullivan], n.d., pp. 9-10 only, political tone ("I don't `take any stock' in our present Governor Hanly.... No real Roman was quite button-nosed." • TLS to Edward H.… Read More
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Catalogue No. 16 [June, 1903] Goodspeed's Book Shop Autographs
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Catalogue No. 16 [June, 1903] Goodspeed's Book Shop Autographs

by GOODSPEED, Charles Eliot (1867-1950)

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Boston: Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1903. 1st Edition. Self-cover. First edition. 5-7/8 x 9-1/8 inches. 16pp. self cover, stapled. Compliments of ???? hand-written on top left corner. Very early and thus quite scarce Autographs catalogue, #16, June 1903, published by Goodspeed's Book Shop in Boston. Content is 11 pages of 394 autographed items, 6 books ads on 4 pages and the back cover promoting the benefits of collecting along with the many subjects he has sold to collectors. Goodspeed's Book Shop occupies an exceptional place among American book dealers of the 20th century. Founded in Boston in 1898 by Charles Eliot Goodspeed (1867-1950) and continuing in business under his son George George Talbot Goodspeed (1902-1997) into the 1990s, the firm issued a variety of catalogues (608), occasional "lists," a regular publication titled the Flying Quill and a monthly publication called This Month at Goodspeed's. During its years of bookselling, Goodspeeds made its reputation by acquiring American literature;… Read More
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Cut signature of 13th US President, Millard Fillmore

Cut signature of 13th US President, Millard Fillmore

by FILLMORE, Millard (1800-1874)

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ND. No binding. cut paper size: 2-1/4 x 7/8 inches"M. Fillmore" Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States, and Vice President of the United States (1849-1850). He was the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Political parties: Know Nothing or America Party, Whig Party, Anti-Masonic Party By championing the Compromise of 1850, he can be credited for keeping America from civil war for more than a decade. His accomplishments, while not great, were nonetheless substantial. In addition to the fine legislative engineering that passed the compromise, Fillmore also conducted a disciplined, principled foreign policy.
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Edwin Markham Ephemera collection II
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Edwin Markham Ephemera collection II

by MARKHAM, Edwin (1852-1940) & HAMILTON, Florence (née Danforth, (1873-1968)

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1943. various. No binding & soft cover. A collection of 147 mostly unique ephemera items dating from 1892 to 1943, specifically approximately 70 leaflets and chapbooks, approximately 50 letters, 11 broadsides, 11 photos, 3 manuscripts/typescripts, 1 scrapbook, and 1 book.Edwin Markham (né Charles Edward Anson Markham, (1852-1940) was an American poet, Poet Laureate of Oregon, best remembered for his poems, "Lincoln, the Man of the People" (read by Markham at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922) and "The Man with the Hoe" (inspired by Jean-François Millet's painting).Florence Hamilton (née Danforth, 1873-1968) was the lecture manager and secretary to Edwin Markham from 1920 until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1936. After Markham's death, she made a donation of his manuscripts to the Library of Congress. Hamilton published several volumes of her own poetry, lectured on poetry herself, and was an active member of several organizations for poets. Lincoln & Other Poems. New York:… Read More
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Ellis Parker Butler collection
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Ellis Parker Butler collection

by BUTLER, Ellis Parker (1869-1937)

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1934. No binding & hard cover. Good. Ellis Parker Butler was a prolific American humorist, short story writer, and poet, best known for his story Pigs Is Pigs. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays.The collection has 13 items dating from 1913 to 1934 specifically, 6 letters, 1 signed printed card, 1 undated signature, 1 custom designed postal cover, 1 leaflet, 1 book and Photo with negative.6 Letters:• ALS to Mr. Garrison at the Brooklyn Eagle, 18 January 1918 concerning an upcoming meeting there. "Since you ask me I will show up at the 'Eagle' office about noon Monday. I would like to come home after the reading. The days are so full of a number of things that I have to use all the minutes I can, even unto the twelfth hour of the PM." Tears at the corners but not affecting the text.• ALS to Miss Douglas, 8 May 1919, requests her to make a copy and carbon of a text, has been busy with Victory loan, expects to have more stories in the next week, she has… Read More
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Erskine Caldwell collection
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Erskine Caldwell collection

by CALDWELL, Erskine Preston (1903-1987)

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1979. No binding. Good. Erskine Caldwell was an American novelist and short story writer best known for his novels such as Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre about social problems in the southern United States. Caldwell wrote 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers.The collection consists of 12 items dating from 1933 to 1979, specifically 5 souvenir typescripts, 2 letters, 2 first-day issue envelopes, 1 tracing of his hand, 1 card, and 1 photo.5 souvenir typescripts (Tss):• Tss., "Balm of Gilead", 6 pp. • Tss., "Where the Girls Were Different", 9 pp. • Tss., "Tobacco Road", 1 p. blue paper. • Tss., "The Weather Shelter", 1 p. blue paper. • Tss., "Gold-Fever", 15 pp., chapter 1 of God's Little Acre (1933). 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS):• TLS to David Gwinn, 28 November 1972, thanking Gwinn and hoping that he "can ride in your airplane with you up front one of these times." • TLS to Marshall Bean, 17 August 1977,… Read More
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Four United States Navy officers during the War of 1812 engravings
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Four United States Navy officers during the War of 1812 engravings

by DENNIE, Joseph [Oliver Oldschool] [1768-1812]

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Philadelphia: Port Folio magazine, 1814. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. Four 1814 engravings from from Port Folio Magazine of United States Navy officers during the War of 1812;#1) Oliver Hazard Perry Esqr. of the United States Navy engraving.#2) Wm. Henry Allen Esq. late of the United States Navy engraving.#3) Richard Dale Esq. late of the United States Navy engraving.#4) Alexander Murray Esq. of the United States Navy engraving.PERRY'S VICTORY SECURED THE GREAT LAKES REGION FOR USA. March 1814, p.204, Port Folio magazine black aquatint engraved print. Black stipple engraved oval portrait. Waldo print, engraved by [David] Edwin. Paper: 5-1/4 x 8-3/8 inches. Image: 3 x 3-3/4 inches. Very minor soiling and spot on top left and small edge tears along right side otherwise good condition. Oliver Hazard Perry's immortal dispatch to Major General William Henry Harrison after the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813, "We have met the enemy and they are ours two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one… Read More
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George Washington Goethals, engineer, Panama Canal signature

George Washington Goethals, engineer, Panama Canal signature

by GOETHAIS, George Washington (1858-1928)

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1923. 1st Edition. Very Good. George Washington Goethals (1858-1928) Engineer. Goethals is best known for his supervision of construction and the opening of the Panama Canal.  4 ½"x 3 inch sheet of paper, signed and dated Nov. 16, 1923.  Appointed by Theodore Roosevelt as chief engineer for the Panama Canal 1907; military governor of the Canal Zone 1914-1917.  From 1919 to 1928 Goethals was President of George W. Goethals and Company, a New York engineering firm and Advisor and Consulting Engineer to the Port Authority of New York. Goethals died on January 21, 1928, in New York City. Many tributes have been paid to Goethals by distinguished persons. Of these, the following most represents consensus about the man and about his achievements."Colonel Goethals proved to be the man of all others to do the job. It would be impossible to overstate what he has done. It is the greatest task of any kind that any man in the world has accomplished during the years that Goethals has been at work. It is the… Read More
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Israelitische Volks - Bibliothek. V. Deutsch = Amerikanische Skizzen für jüdische Auswanderer...
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Israelitische Volks - Bibliothek. V. Deutsch = Amerikanische Skizzen für jüdische Auswanderer und Nichtauswander

by ANON

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Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1857. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. QUITE RARE JUDAICA BOOK First edition. Israelite People's Library. V. German = American sketches for Jewish emigrants and non-emigrants. Text in German.(2),[3]-108pp, 4-3/4 x 7-1/4 inches. Original printed blue boards and paper over spine almost worn away. Exlibris book With two old stamps on title-page ("Eigenthum des jüdisch-theol. Seminars zu Breslau" and "Dr. B. Beersche Bibliothek") and 2 scattered marg. library stamps in Hebrew (unread); some lvs. w. faint waterstain in upper blank margin. Backcover with publisher's adverts. Covers weak with back cover almost detached. Overall condition is fair. Anonymous 1857 book of Jewish emigration to the United States. It describes the experiences of a German Jew who arrived in America in 1853. Provides unusual data about New York Jewry as well as a stimulating, critical - albeit in some parts prejudiced - view of it. The author begins by describing his journey from Europe to America (along with… Read More
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Joel Barlow collection
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Joel Barlow collection

by BARLOW, Joel (1754-1812)

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1811. No binding & hard cover. Good. Joel Barlow was a lawyer, diplomat, and Revolutionary War chaplain and pursued his writing ambitions after the war, joining the writers' group known as the Hartford Wits. He was an ardent proponent of American democracy. Granted French citizenship, he supported the French Revolution in spite of dedicating The Vision of Columbus to Louis XVI. Appointed US minister to France in 1811, he died in Poland on the way to a meeting with the French foreign minister. This collection includes 6 items dating from 1787 to 1811, specifically 4 books, 1 leaflet, and 1 letter.1 Letter:• ALS addressed "Dear Tom" (his seventeen-year old nephew, Thomas Paine Barlow), 3 November 1811, when Barlow was Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Emperor of the France and King of Italy, "I am going myself in the country this morning & the Ladies [Barlow's wife, Ruth, and her sister, Clara] will not dine at home. - If you & John have a mind for a walk this morning you can call &… Read More
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Norman Mailer Letters and Book collection
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Norman Mailer Letters and Book collection

by MAILER, Norman Kingsley [1923-2007]

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1997. Hard & Soft cover. Good. Norman Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, playwright, and political candidate. His novel The Naked and the Dead (1948) brought him early and wide renown.The collection has 8 items dating from 1948 to 1997, specifically 6 letters, 1 signed book and 1 signed envelope.6 Typed Letters Signed (TLS):• TLS to Ken Browne, 12 April 1965, with envelope, thanks Browne for his warm letter, can't send him a photo of himself, recalls passing through Phoenix and Mesa sometime ago. • TLS 4 June 1972, declining her invitation to speak in Italy ("working on a novel all winter and so not in a mood to travel or debate") to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana, who was the creator of the Italian Cultural Association and in forty-six years of activity she had brought to Italy over 400 personalities including philosophers, scientists, writers, Nobel laureates.• TLS to Paul [Lomartire], 7 January 1973, "Of course I remember you...", mentions his mother. • TLS to… Read More
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Owen Wister collection
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Owen Wister collection

by WISTER, Owen (1860-1938) & WISTER, Marina (1882-1967)

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various: various, 1938. No binding & hard cover. Good. Owen Wister dubbed the father of Western fiction, was a prolific novelist, short story writer, biographer, and historian. His most famous work is The Virginian (1902), a novel set in the Wyoming Territory during the 1880s. In 1898, Wister married Mary Channing, his cousin. They had six children, including Marina Wister (1882-1967).The collection has 15 items dating from 1922 to 1938, specifically 5 letters written by Wister, 2 signed cards, and 2 signed books. In addition there is a signed and annotated copy of his daughter's poetry book with news clippings, holograph poems and 5 letters addressed to her.5 Letters:• 2 ALS to Mark Sullivan (American journalist and political columnist), 7 October 1922 and 15 November 1932, complimenting Sullivan on his article on Lord Northcliffe ("parallel to John Sargeant's best. Light & shade, values, likeness, interpretation, justice") whom Wister met in London in 1919 and in Paris in 1921; tells Sullivan… Read More
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Peter Cooper cut signature

Peter Cooper cut signature

by COOPER, Peter (1791-1883)

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1875. No binding. Peter Cooper cut signature, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Bold and in Very good condition. Peter Cooper was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and 1876 candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S. the "Tom Thumb, and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City.
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The Pilgrim Fathers. Oration Delivered Before the City Council and Citizens of Lowell, December...
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The Pilgrim Fathers. Oration Delivered Before the City Council and Citizens of Lowell, December 22, 1876

by GOODWIN, John A. (John Abbot) (1824-1884)

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Lowell, Mass: Printed by Order of the City Council; Penhallow Printing Co, 1877. 1st. Soft Cover. Good. First edition. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. 50pp. Paper covers and a couple of small library stamps including one on the title page. The front paper wrap separated otherwise good condition.Very scarce booklet in any condition. This oration contains many facts of Pilgrim history which could not be found elsewhere without referring to a dozen authors, each differing more or less from all the others; and some facts that could not be found elsewhere." quoted from a booklet review from the Middlesex County Manual 1878.
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Sheldon Christian archive from 1922-1935
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Sheldon Christian archive from 1922-1935

by CHRISTIAN, Sheldon (1907-1997)

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1935. No binding & hard cover. Sheldon Christian archives. 1922-1935. Approximately 1,800 pp. These extensive archives contain manuscripts and typescripts of Christian's plays, short stories, news stories, poems, correspondence, diary entries, and ephemera. Much of the material concerns Christian's academic life at Tufts College, his literary pursuits, his editorship of the Tuftonian (1930-1) and the Beacon (Trinidad, British West Indies), his correspondence with publishers about the publication of his works, his romantic attachments, YMCA materials, church correspondence, and many pieces of miscellaneous ephemera including drawings, photos, and programs. There is also some secondary source material about Christian. With the archives are five books edited or written by him.Sheldon Christian (1907-1997), often called "Tubby" by his friends, was an American playwright, a poet, a local historian of New England, a minister, and a printer of ephemera. Born in Jutland, Denmark on 1 January 1907 when his… Read More
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Thomas E. Dewey collection
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Thomas E. Dewey collection

by DEWEY, Thomas E. (1902-1971)

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1964. No binding. Good. Thomas Edmund Dewey was an American lawyer, prosecutor, and politician. In addition to being the Governor of New York for three terms from 1943 to 1955, he was the Republican nominee for the Presidential elections in 1944 and 1948.The collection contains approximately 200 items, dating from Dewey's childhood days to 1964, specifically, 16 letters written by Dewey, 8 letters written by other people, 91 photos, 45 buttons, pins and jugates, 34 negatives, 2 cards/envelopes, a dinner program, and a pictorial campaign fan.  16 Letters:• 9 TLS to George T. Silver, a young man and sailor associated with the Bruce Engineering Company and the Young Israel party at Parkchester in the Bronx, New York. 1942-4. The correspondence includes: a letter from Dewey, 25 November 1942 and signed photo of Dewey; 2 letters from his secretaries (L.G. Rose, 4 September 1942; Paul E. Lockwood, 14 September 1943); a letter from the Republican National Committee (Archie O. Dawson), 29 October 1944; 2… Read More
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