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1802-1930 Americana Ephemera lot with Tobias Lear Letter, Roosevelt Invitation & Railroad Map

Lot Number 894

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Offered is an eclectic mix of Americana ephemera including correspondence, almanacs, maps, pamphlets, indenture agreements, periodicals, manuals and bills of lading. Presenting in a range of preservation from excellent to poor these remarkable documents offer an insightful glimpse of life in an expanding nation. Highlighting this assortment is a War Department collection notice signed (“9” strength) by Tobias Lear, who served as George Washington’s personal secretary. Also included are a 1909 White House invitation and an 1854 $1 obsolete currency note. More on our website.

The complete list of included items is as follows:

1815 “Department of War-Accounts Office” letter signed by Tobias Lear
“The Arba Evening Star” Vol. 1-No. 1, 1861 (first issue of local Arba, IN. periodical)
1909 White House invitation from President Theodore Roosevelt & wife
1802 music instruction book “The Musical Concert” by Elisha West, printed by Andrew Wright
“Godey’s Lady’s Book” 1867
1822 general orders to James Mendenhall to appoint him “Surgeon’s Mate” of the 14 the Regiment of the Indiana Militia
1889 “The Plant System” steamship & railroad route brochure & map (operated by Henry Plant who had Plant City, FL. Named after him)
(3) “The Boy’s Cubbook” Manuals –Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (copyright 1930 by the Boys Scouts of America)
1912 (24) image postcard foldout brochure titled “ Scenes Along the Union Pacific R.R. System”
1854 Nothern Indiana Rairoad Co. $1 obsolete currency note with Thompson/Rodgers signatures in VG condition
1817 handwritten recipe cure for Diptheria
(3) hand drawn astrological diagrams
(3) indenture agreements dated 1817, 1849 & 1865
1839 Pittsburgh Transportation James O’Connor & Co. RR Line receipt
1852 Reeves & Stephens receipt
(4) personal letters dated 1816 & 1817
1881 Green’s Atlas, Diary & Almanac published in Woodbury,NJ.
1878 White’s Sewing Machine Atlas & Almanac
1816 Rush Almanac & General Health Guide published Dr. A.H. Flanders of New York
1854 Bauren Und Werksmannes Calender in German language, published in Philadelphia

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