Date: November 29, 2012
Time: at 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Mon., November 26, 10-6
Tues., November 27, 10-6
Wed., November 28, 10-6
Thurs., November 29, 10-noon
Contact Person: Marco Tomaschett
Features Revolutionary Americana material, signatures of Presidents and notable writers, artists and musicians including Robert Frost, Mark Twain and Picasso, as well as important Joseph Pulitzer material.
A handwritten manuscript by John Audubon, entitled The Ohio, circa 1830, a working draft of an episode from his narrative in the Ornithological Biography a follow-up to Audubon's Birds of America.
Among the material relating to Joseph Pulitzer, a partnership agreement signed by Pulitzer, forming the Dispatch Publishing Company for the purpose of printing the St. Louis Post and Dispatch, St. Louis, December 1878.
A group of three letters from Chaim Weizmann, as President of the World Zionist Organization, to Rabbi Solomon Goldman provide remarkable insight. One letter discusses Weizmann’s interview with FDR and complains of the lack of British assistance and the spread of exaggerations and distortions, and another reports that relations are strained, stating that violence must be avoided, and discusses the importance of immigration to his strategy, 1939.
Among a wealth of Presidential material, nearly 100 lots, is a handwritten letter signed from William Henry Harrison as President-Elect, ordering a suit for his inauguration, Ohio, January 1841.
A letter from Walt Whitman to publisher William Church, concerning the inclusion of a poem in Leaves of Grass, 1867.