Title: REVOLUTIONARY AMERICANA FROM THE ALLYN KELLOGG FORD COLLECTION / AUTOGRAPHS
Date: April 17, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Sat., Apr. 7, 10-4
Mon., Apr. 9, 10-6
Tues., Apr. 10, 10-6
Wed., Apr. 11, 10-6
Thurs., Apr. 12, 2-6
Fri., Apr. 13, 10-6
Sat., Apr. 14, 10-4
Mon., Apr. 16, 10-6
Contact Person: Marco Tomaschett
The morning session's offering of Revolutionary Americana from the Allyn Kellogg Ford Collection contains some of the most significant Revolutionary War letters ever to come to auction. Following will be a sale of Autographs
Among the Revolutionary Americana, highlights include:
A letter from Benedict Arnold to Delaware Governor Caesar Rodney, shown top left, hoping to clear his good name. He signed the letter “I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your excellencys most obedient and very humble servant,” Philadelphia, March 1780.
A letter from David Hume, signed and in his own hand, to the Ambassador of Great Britian to France, supporting the repeal of the Stamp Act, 27 February 1766.
From the Autographs portion of the sale:
An autograph album of over thirty signatures by delegates and officials at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, including Woodrow Wilson.
A photograph of Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa, signed by both, 1931.
An envelope signed and addressed by Franz Kafka to his then-fiancée Felice Bauer, which once carried the letter explaining his reasons for being unable to marry her.