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The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part II

The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part II

Sale Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:00 AM PDT

Highlights include:

  • Letters from George Washington, one in which he looks to hire Negro slaves as laborers
  • An emotional letter by Thomas Jefferson, to a Mrs. Katharine Duane Morgan, in which he states:

“I did what I could, and now acquiesce cheerfully in the law of nature which, by unfitting us for action, warns us to retire and leave to the generation of the day the direction of it’s own affairs.”

  • Collection of Dwight D. Eisenhower letters to his wife Maime chronicling World War II. Eisenhower writes about everything from how he hates the Germans to his reaction to seeing the concentration camps.
  • A letter from Ernest Hemingway to a Mr. James thanking him for his work on Old Man and the Sea
  • An original signed patent application drawing by Thomas Edison of his light bulb
  • Karl Marx letter in English to John Swinton
  • Letter from Charles Darwin to an Italian scientist regarding research on chimpanzee skulls
  • Two leather bound albums of photographs from the second and third time that Hitler and Mussolini met face to face