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1 CIRCA 1920s SET OF FOUR (4) POSTCARD BOOKS: FRENCH CASTLES CHATEAUX 80 DIFFERENT SCARCER POSTCARDS CARTES POSTALE
France Very Good Postcard 4 X 6 INCHES APPROX. 
Super collection of 4 postcard books each having 20 postcards, all intact. 1. Chateaux D'Ambroise. 2. Chaumont-Sur-Loire. 3. and 4. Langeais. Three books by LL & ND, the other Yvon. Overall in very good condition save for some general age-toning. 
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2 Alex P. Olsson, Rose Herminghaus [Olsson] 1916 THROUGH 1940 LARGE ARCHIVE OF 100+ HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS TO AND FROM A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST, HIS WIFE AND SISTER
1916 Very Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a large archive of handwritten letters of particular interest to Christian Science historians and collectors. The writers were devoted believers and faithful followers which is obvious from even a casual reading. The grouping consists of 105 handwritten letters of which 100 date from 1916-1924. The last 5 are around the 1930's and 1940's. Most of them are addressed to Alex P. Olsson who lived in Junction City, Oregon and are from his girl friend and eventually his wife, Rose Herminghaus of Portland, Oregon. A goodly number of them are also from Alex to his sister in Central Point, Oregon while he was away at war. Alex was a Naval Band member during the war, which gives a rather different and highly interesting perspective. Here are just a few snippets: 1917 "February 21st, Dear Alex……Last Wednesday mother and I spent the day in Salem. We visited the legislature at the state capitol both morning and afternoon. Then we went through the blind school and met two Christian Scientist inmates. We met several of the Scientists in Salem. Did you ever see Mr. Burt, the tenor again? I had the privilege of reading Mr. Wilson's letter from you telling of your demonstration. That certainly was fine Alex. Isn't it joyful to know we have the truth ever present. I had a most wonderful visit with mother. I feel that so much more time must be given to C.S. study……Your Friend Rose Herminghaus" "May 28th, Dear Alex……Mr. Reed a Scientist, knowing of me wrote and asked if I would consider a book keeping position with the Pacific States Fire Insurance Co. The minute I read the letter I knew that Love was opening the way for me…….I rode over to Vancouver over the new Interstate Bridge and we walked around the barracks. We go to some good movies once in awhile. The young folks crowd from the church have planned a big picnic at Lake Oswego on Decoration Day. I have not decided whether I will go or not. Some of the boys have enlisted so it will perhaps be their last picnic with the crowd…..Most Sincerely, Rose." "Sept. 30th, Dear Alex…..I hope you are having nice sunny weather like we are, having to live out in a tent. Some of the C.S. boys from here who joined Company A Oregon Engineers and are in North Carolina, write home that they are so busy they hardly have a minute to themselves. Last Sunday I spent the day out on Columbia Highway in a Ford machine. At Multnomah Falls we left the car and hiked up in the mts. We climbed higher then the source of the falls. It was a beautiful trip…Most Sincerely Rose" 1918 "May 30th, Dear Sister Betta…..Has any of the girls besides Sadie Beebe entered the government service? Rosa is preparing herself for a wireless job. Before I left Frisco I started to study radio, so she got interested. I got a sounder and key and we use to practice sending messages. She said she wants to get in the Navy but I thought it was a passing whim. …Her parents have consented to let her enlist if she can stay on the west coast which is near a thing impossible…..Lovingly your brother Alex." "June 27th, Dear Betta, ……That little clipping telling of Albert Forgey's marriage was sure a surprise. I met the girl when I was home xmas but I never thought he would get married until he was out of the service. I don't approve of those kind of marriage, do you? But they seem to be marrying wild through, "everybody is doing it". Our bandmaster was married a few weeks ago to a girl he met since we came here. Seems to be a very nice girl. He gave me a dandy big photo of himself and I'm the only one in the band he gave to……We have a man in the band who has been in the circus and show business since he was seven years old and he is about thirty now. He was in the Chatanque business before he enlisted and his brother is manager of several big companies now in the east. I told him about Sells Floto Circus and he told me about how they use to do. They would send an advance agent to arrange it with the mayor to not allow the show to enter the town. Of course there would be an extra big write up in the paper and in this way it would be put more forcibly before they eyes of the public. But when time come for the show they mayor would change his mind and in that way they always had bumper crowds….Lovingly your brother, Alex." Overall VG. 
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3 ALEXANDER MACFARLANE 1904 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S FOREMOST MATHEMATICIANS AND PROMINENT CANADIANS
GOWRIE GROVE CHATHAM ONTARIO CANADA 1904 Very Good+ Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a super, boldly handwritten ALS, autograph letter signed, by Alexander Macfarlane (1851-1913) Scottish-Canadian logician, physicist, and mathematician. During his life, Macfarlane played a prominent role in research and education. He was, at various times in his life, physics professor at the University of Texas, professor of Advanced Electricity, and later of mathematical physics, at Lehigh University, and co-founder and president of the International Association for Promoting the Study of Quaternions and Allied Systems of Mathematics until his death. He was also the author of a popular 1916 collection of mathematical biographies (Ten British Mathematicians), a similar work on physicists (Ten British Physicists of the Nineteenth Century, 1919), and he compiled a bibliography on quaternions in 1904. Significantly, he invented of hyperbolic quaternions, precursor to Minkowski space. He actively participated in several International Congresses of Mathematicians including the Paris meeting of 1900 where he described the counter-sphere in the topological ring of coquaternions. Dated, Chatham Ontario, Canada, December 21, 1904, 1p, 4to; to Prof. Woodward congratulating Woodward on his election as President of the Carnegie Institution. 
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4 ALONZO ROTHSCHILD 1913 SIGNED PROOF SHEET FOR WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA - FAMED LINCOLN AUTHORITY AUTHOR
1913 Manuscript Very Good 8 x 11 Inches Approx Autograph
ALONZO ROTHSCHILD [1862-1915] Jewish-American author and Lincoln authority; member Anti-Imperialist League; author of LINCOLN - MASTER OF MEN [1906]. Signed proof sheet for his bio in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 1914-15 edition. 
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5 ARNOLD DAGHANI 1966 ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN POSTCARD WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTE TO DEAR ELSIE
SUSSEX ENGLAND ROMANIA ISRAEL 1966 Very Good English 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is an original Arnold Daghani 4 x 5.5 inch postcard style hand drawn work of art on paper with a handwritten English language note to "Dear Elsie" and being a birthday greeting to an intimate friend dated January 31st, 1966. Signed 'Daghani' in block letters on the front top edge of the artwork. VG. 
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6 ARNOLD DAGHANI c1950s ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN ART WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTE ON THE REVERSE
SUSSEX ENGLAND ROMANIA ISRAEL 1955 Very Good German Language 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is an original undated Arnold Daghani 8 x 5.5 inches hand drawn work of art on paper with a German language note to a friend requesting in part that he make a charitable donation of 25 pounds in Daghani's name when he is in Cambridge verso. Signed 'Daghani'. VG. 
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7 ARTASHES OHANESSIAN 1922 - 1933s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF PHOTOS, EPHEMERA AND MANUSCRIPT LETTERS AND NOTES HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED ARMENIAN AUTHOR
ARMENIA 1922 Good+ Armenian Language 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall 
On offer is an interesting archive of photos, ephemera, letters and a large group of untranslated manuscript writings, all dating from 1922 through to 1933, handwritten by Armenian author Artashes Ohanessian. The group of papers contain 52 of 75 numbered pages thusly incomplete starting at page 6 [the writer used the backs of posters cut down to 4.5 x 5.5 inch which provide the dates of 1933 and 1935]; 4 pictures one of them is dated 1922 with handwritten text in Armenian; a concert program with Ady Jean Michaux Levastre, an Armenian pianist and a news article about this concert; a 1923 booklet, Dei Sepolcri Carmelite di Ugo FOSCOLO (text in Armenian and Italian); a small handwritten 1916 group of dozens of handwritten notes in Armenian; many 1930 press clippings in Armenian. Content and date are unknown but should be an interesting research project especially given the scarcity of materials from this writer. Overall G+. 
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8 ARTHUR B. CREAGH and OTHER MEMBERS OF ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS 1928-1930s ARCHIVE OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED ITEMS, MAPS AND CLIPPINGS RELATING TO ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS
SAN PEDRO CALIFORNIA CA 1928 Good+ English 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a fascinating vintage collection autograph materials, an ALS, clippings and maps of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Admiral Richard Byrd's First Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). Included are original newspaper clippings from The New York Times, including a full page from, May 19 1929, headline "What Byrd's Men Do In The Antarctic Night" with photographs of one of Byrd's planes, his two ships, the Headquarters Hut, the setting sun and radio equipment and antennas. Also included; an 8pp rotogravure section from May 4, 1930 illustrating "Admiral Byrd's Great Adventure in the Antarctic" with numerous photographs of Little America including the expedition members, landscapes, polar life and much more; also a column-length article relating to his second expedition headlined "Byrd's Ship Bear To Sail Tomorrow" (1933-35); two color maps, approx 28"x20", one a 1930 Geographic Society detailed lithograph of the "Antarctic Regions" with insets of "Byrd's South Pole Flight", "King Edward VII Land", "Part of Marie Byrd Land" and "Antarctic Archipelago" indicating routes of various explorers including Admunsen and Shackleton; and the other a 1933 "Little America Aviation and Exploration Club Map Used by Admiral Byrd exclusively on both of his Antarctic Expeditions" courtesy of "The Tide Water Oil Co." Also present is letterhead of the Freeport, NY, Order of Elks signed by eight members of both the first and second expeditions with second page penned in another hand adding further information; plus an ALS by expedition member ARTHUR B. CREAGH, San Pedro, CA, Sep 28, 1930 to Albin Johnson "Part Exalted Ruler" of the Order of Elks in Freeport. Creagh thanks him "for the wonderful time you and your brother Elks gave us that night at Freeport, Long Island on our return from the Byrd's South Pole Expedition…" accompanied by original mailing envelope. Lastly, a lengthy printed Washington Bureau biographical printed pamphlet, 4pp, 7"x8½", by Ruth Robertson entitled "A Brief Account of Read Admiral Byrd's Flights Over the North and South Poles and Other Achievements". The newspaper clippings are generally toned and brittle, the photogravure in particular is fragile. All evidence usual folds with occasional partial fold separations with only small paper loss. Letter is in excellent condition. All have been preserved in large vintage envelope. This period collection of historic content remains an important reflection of the early exploration of Antarctica by America's foremost explorer of the time. G+. 
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9 ARTHUR OTIS GRANGER 1914 ALS HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL W.T. SHERMAN'S MILITARY SECRETARY AND CONFIDANT
Cartersville Georgia 1914 Manuscript Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Autograph
[CIVIL WAR INTEREST - GENERAL SHERMAN] Arthur Otis GRANGER [b.1846] During the Civil War, Private Granger had been General W. T. Sherman's military secretary and confidant. In 1862 he enlisted as a private in the 15th Penn. Cavalry. ALS, 1914, 1p, 4to. To Wm. Hayes Ward, Editor of The Independent, dated New York City Feb. 9/14; "I want to congratulate you upon your admirable statement: 'How old is the Universe?' It is most interestingly and kindly put." One brown stain touching one letter o/w VG. 
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10 As acquired by GEORGE NAPIER TOMLIN, RN REAR ADMIRAL c1914 ORIGINAL BRITISH ROYAL NAVY RELIC: SILVER PLATED MATCH HOLDER AND TRAY FROM THE HMS IRON DUKE TAKEN ABOARD THE HMS AGINCOURT
HMS IRON DUKE Then HMS AGINCOURT THE NORTH SEA 1914 Very Good Manuscript 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
On offer is a remarkable maritime relic of the Royal Navy and one of Britain's most famous battleships being the HMS IRON DUKE. The Duke was Admiral Jellicoe's, Commander of the Grand Fleet, flagship destroyer. The item, a silver plated match holder and tray, came from one of the smoking tables on the ship that was the Headquarters of the Commander of the Grand Fleet and then brought aboard the HMS AGINCOURT by George Napier Tomlin who routinely visited HMS IRON DUKE as described multiple times in Tomlin's journal. The Agincourt was equally famed as a notorious ship taken from the Turks and turned into a British battleship. Tomlin was also well known coming from a long line of British seamen and officers who becomes an Admiral. Overall VG. 
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11 AUDOUIN DOLLFUS DECEMBER 31 1959 AVEC LES VOEUX DE CHARLES ET AUDOUIN DOLLFUS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PHOTO OF DOLLFUS ASCENDING 42,000' USING 105 BALLOONS
1959 Manuscript Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Autograph
AUDOUIN DOLLFUS - French Physicist/Astronomer/Discoverer. In 1950, it was thought the planet Mercury, because of its small size, had probably lost its atmosphere through the escape of the molecules into space. Dollfus announced that he had detected a very faint atmosphere from polarization measurements carried out at the Pic-du-Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees. He also investigated the possibility of an atmosphere around the Moon. The rate of thermal dissipation into space of all but the heavier gases (which are cosmically very scarce) from the Moon is so high that an atmosphere cannot be expected.In 1966 Dollfus discovered JANUS, the innermost moon of Saturn, at a time when the rings to which it is very close were seen edge on from Earth (and practically invisible). SIGNED printed picture of him as an Aeronaut in a balloon with ANS on verso identifies the photo as to when Dollfus using 105 balloons ascended to 42,000 feet for several hours to observe Mars and the Moon. Superb collectible. 
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12 BEATTY, JOHN WESLEY, Jr. ARCHIVE LOT OF US NAVY DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE WWI CAREER OF ENSIGN JOHN WESLEY BEATTY JR. SON OF FAMED SCALP LEVEL TRADITION ARTIST AND CARNEGIE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Boston, MA 1918 Manuscript Very Good Typed Letter Signed 8 x 11 Inches Approx Autograph
Ensign John Wesley Beatty Jr., the son of Cora and John Wesley Beatty Sr., archival lot of twenty [20] letters, documents and ephemera relating to his service for the US Navy duing World War I, including Naval orders, request for leave, examination, TLS Office of the Commandant 4th Naval District, TDS US Naval Torpedo Station etc. Many unresearched signatures of admirals (Daniels, Allen) and other Naval personages. There are two TLS on Congressional letterhead wherein Beatty Jr. is using his father's standing in the Pittsburgh community to have his Congressman do whatever necessary to get Beatty Jr. out of the Navy. His father's influence sprang from being a high profile artist and the Director Emeritus of the Carnegie Art Museum. 
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13 BERTHOLD MAHN [Charles Desire Berthold-Mahn] 1933 - 1944 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF PERSONAL LETTERS BY ONE NOTED ARTIST TO HIS BROTHER ARTIST IN THE 'ABBEY DE CRETEIL' GROUP
Paris 1933 Very Good German Language 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a super archive of original manuscript letters [10] and postcards [7] handwritten in French by Charles Desire Berthold-Mahn [1893-1975] more usually known as Berthold Mahn, to his friend, noted artist René Arcos. One of the postcards has an original drawing by Mahn. Dated through 1933 to 1944, not translated in any detail, but casually reads as friendly correspondence from one intimate friend to another. Overall VG BIO NOTES: Berthold Mahn was a French designer and illustrator, born in Paris on December 25th, 1881 and died in 1975. At age 16 he was made to work factories but he did lessons in the School German Pestle (School of Applied Arts). During his military service, he met Albert Gleizes who encouraged his artistic talents. Through Gleizes he got into contact with the members of the Abbey of Créteil, a community of artists founded by George Duhamel and Charles Vildrac. He remained in contact with them all his life. With his friend Henry Pourrat with whom he illustrated certain works, he went Auvergne in the forties. He illustrated about fifty works, among which 'Life and Adventures of Salavin' and the 'Column of the Pasquier' by Georges Duhamel, 'The Thibault' by Roger Martin du Gard. BIO NOTES: René Arcos, been born on September 16th, 1880 in Clichy (Seine) and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on July 16th, 1959, was a French poet and novelist. He met George Duhamel in 1906 and became part of the Abbey of Créteil group. The abbey opened to the artists stopped their activities in 1908. He became established in Paris and gave lectures across all Europe on poetry. Reformed, he was the war correspondent of Chicago Daily News during the First World War. With Roman Rolland he founded the magazine Europe and was the chief editor of which there until 1940. 5.5 x 3.5/8.2 x 10.6 inches. VG. En francaise: Correspondance de BERTHOLD MAHN à René ARCOS. Ensemble de 10 Lettres manuscrites et 7 Cartes Postales, signées par Berthold Mahn. Correspondance échangée entre 1933 et 1944. Un dessin de Berthold-Mahn imprimé au dos d'une des cartes. Bel état de conservation de cette intéressante et très amicale correspondance. Dimensions : entre 13,5 X 21 cm et 21 X 27cm pour les lettres, 14 X 9cm pour les cartes postales. BIO NOTES: Berthold Mahn est un dessinateur et illustrateur français, né à Paris le 25 décembre 1881 et mort en 1975. A seize ans, obligé de travailler pour vivre, il fut embauché dans une fabrique de fourneaux et de cuisinières. Il suivit des cours à l'École Germain Pilon (future École des Arts Appliqués). Pendant son service militaire, il rencontra Albert Gleizes qui l'encouragea dans la voie artistique. C'est par Gleizes qu'il entra en contact avec les membres de l'Abbaye de Créteil, une communauté d'artistes fondée par Georges Duhamel et Charles Vildrac. Il resta en en contact avec eux toute sa vie. Avec son ami Henri Pourrat dont il illustra certains ouvrages, il parcourt l'Auvergne dans les années quarante. Il a illustré une cinquantaine de livres, dont Vie et aventures de Salavin et la Chronique des Pasquier de Georges Duhamel, Les Thibault de Roger Martin du Gard. BIO NOTES: René Arcos, né le 16 septembre 1880 à Clichy (Seine) et décédé à Neuilly-sur-Seine le 16 juillet 1959, était un poète et romancier français. Il rencontre Georges Duhamel en 1906 avec lequel il participe à l'expérience de " l'Abbaye de Créteil ". L'abbaye, villa en bord de Marne ouverte aux artistes, cesse ses activités dès 1908. Il s'installe à Paris et donne des conférences à travers toute l'Europe sur la poésie. Réformé, il est le correspondant de guerre du Chicago Daily News durant la Première Guerre mondiale. Il fonde en 1918 les Éditions du Sablier à Genève puis participe avec Romain Rolland à la fondation de la revue Europe dont il reste le rédacteur en chef jusqu'en 1940. 5.5 x 3.5/8.2 x 10.6 inches. VG. 
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14 BERTRAM C. WATSON C.B., D.S.O [future VICE ADMIRAL] 1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DETAILING THE SINKING OF THE HMS ARETHUSA BY A SURVIVOR
GLASGOW SCOTLAND 1916 Very Good Manuscript 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is superb original handwritten March 1916 letter, describing the sinking of a famous ship, written by a distinguished and decorated Royal Navy officer who would go on to become a Vice Admiral with active service in two wars. This officer had recently survived the sinking of the famous cruiser H.M.S. "Arethusa", flagship of Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt, commander of Harwich Force. This letter provides details of the sinking of "Arethusa". At the time of writing this officer had just completed a period of survivors leave, and is back on duty in Scotland, participating in the preparation of a new ship. He writes about the sinking, striking the mine and about the 12 stokers who were killed, all engine room crew below decks. "Arethusa" struck a mine and later rolled over and sank. The only fatalities were 12 killed below decks. The officer who wrote this letter was the future Vice Admiral Bertram C. Watson C.B., D.S.O. He spent the entire First World War with the famous Harwich Force, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He eventually reached the rank of Vice Admiral. In 1914 and 1915 he served aboard Arethusa in the Battles of Heliogoland Bight and the Dogger Bank, and he wrote an important published account of the Battle of the Dogger Bank. His DSO was gazetted in 1917. Later in his career he held various commands, including command of the battleship H.M.S. Valiant in the 1930's. He came out of retirement during the Second World War, served as a Commodore of Convoys, and was sunk again in S.S. "Jeypore", when she was torpedoed in Convoy SC-107 in November 1942. Admiral Watson was commodore of that convoy. VG. 
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15 BLANCHE BRADLEY 1905 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING A FUN AND UNIQUE DAY VISITING THE LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, THE WORLD’S FAIR THAT WOULD BRING THOUSANDS TO PORTLAND, OREGON
LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPO, PORTLAND, OREGON 1905 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is an interesting letter and document of the famous Lewis and Clark Centennial Expo held in Portland, Oregon in 1905. The letter is six pages long and addressed to “My Dear Sisters” and sent to a “Mrs. Grace G. Bradley” of West Liberty, Iowa. The writer is a Blanche Bradley of Grant Street, Portland, Oregon. After writing pleasantries to her sisters, she speaks of attending the Portland World’s Fair. “I was in the fair Tuesday. We all went and took our dinner, came home about 6 as the fireworks they said would not amount to much and so they didn’t so we really didn’t miss anything. There was not much to see except a crowd, mention to Mr. and Mrs. Stand they were so pleasant I had a nice visit with them.” She goes to the fair early and starts in ‘the government building’ goes across the ‘Bridge of Nations’ and ‘came up along the trail and, oh my, it was hot and hotter.’ They spend some time in the shade trying to cool down from the heat, then see a man named Kilpatrick ‘ride his wheel down his stairway, he is one legged you know and at 5 we saw him ride his auto up a steep incline and there was a landing at the top where he turned around and then came down.” The California building she sees next, which is ‘the finest state building’. After a long day, she is very tired and heads home, writing to her sisters that she would love for them to come to Portland and see the fair with her.” The letter presents an intimate account of the life of a Portlander during the World’s Fair that put it on the map. The letter is in good shape, showing little effects of use or age. The writing is clear and concise. The letters are unbound. 
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16 BOB CROSBY 1963 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTER BY AMERICAN DIXIELAND BAND LEADER HANDWRITTEN TO HIS PAL 'BUNNY' CAPTAIN OF A UNITED STATES NUCLEAR CRUISER
HAWAII 1963 Manuscript Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a charming, cheery, intimate long ALS dated 1963, handwritten on both sides, by Bob Crosby (1913-1993) American Dixieland bandleader and vocalist, best known for his group Crosby and the Bob-Cats. [He was also an entrepenuer as evidenced by the business letterhead for his car rental business in Honolulu.] His brother was Bing Crosby. He writes to "Babs & Bunny" [Mrs. and Captain Burton H. Shupper, Commanding Officer of the USS Providence]. Crosby writes that he leaves Dec. 26 for Las Vegas. "Have to go to hell so I can afford to live in paradise" [Hawaii]. Crosby is planning a trip to Japan when the USS Providence is there. About booking the Bob-Cats / will guarantee a golf game for you, probably with VADM Moorer, but without fail with me and my Padre, who knocks the ball a country mile." A copy of Shuppers repky is attached. G+. 
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17 C.J. [Cecil James] EDMONDS (?) 1920s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS DETAILING THE DEMISE OF ANCIENT PERSIA AND MARKING THE BIRTH OF MODERN IRAN CREATED BY A FUTURE AUTHOR AND RENOWNED EXPERT ON IRAN AND IRAQ
PERSIA IRAN 1920 Hard Cover Very Good+ Photo Album 6.5 X 4.5 IN. 
On offer is an absolutely sensational, original set of three [3] historic photo albums, circa 1920 with one album identified specifically as 'October 11-29, 1920'. This is an outstanding, irreplaceable, one of a kind, collection of approximately 158 period photographs, each about 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches, wherein the photos include: Uman, summit of Latakuh Pass, the Gilan jungle, Lahijan, a super photo of a sailing barge on the Chamkhaleh, scenes around the Caspian, gypsies, a Ford vehicle stuck in a pond, a mosque in Kasvin, the Shah's Palace in Tehran, scenes of Baghdad, the bringing in of Bolshevik prisoners, a shikarchi [a muzzle loading rifle], the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, a caravan of camels, the Persian Army, a display of corpses and heads on posts, an oil refinery at Abadan, Nodeh, Shah Suvar and Muskrat plus many, many more, which makes for one part diary-like experience following this officer and his group and another part an historic, photgraphic evidence of the ancient world meeting the modern world and the difficult collision. Careful reading suggests while unidentified, the photographer and original owner of the albums was a British officer, [assuredly, future famed author on the Middle East, Cecil James Edmonds, whose initials are present on most of the pictures and there is a picture of the man himself] who has a portrait of his 'batman' and provides many more clues that will assuredly assist researchers in confirming his ownership. Historians, collectors and researchers of old Persia and the roots of contemporary Iran will understand that these albums are of no small historic value: in 1920 Persia was at the crossroads of history being the end of one era in their history and the beginnings of another. 1920 saw the new, raw Communist regime, now the Soviet Union marking the end of old imperial Russia, invade northern Persia and establish Soviet satellite states in Gilan [the northernmost province of Persia, where an independent Soviet Republic was established there under Kuchik Khan, with Soviet recognition and military assistance], Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, and Khorasan. With great cynicism a march on Teheran was initiated, though supposedly repudiated by the Soviet Government. This was also the start of the Persian Revolution in 1921 wherein Reza Khan Pahlavi overthrew the corrupt Shah Ahmad Mirza and crushed the separatist regimes in Gilan, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, and Khorasan. Following the coup of Persian General Reza Khan Pahlavi in February of 1921, a peace treaty with the Soviets was ratified, and Soviet forces withdrew. This collection of photographs offers an unusual and unique perspective for historians as it is in these photos we see the old world's demise and the modern era conceived. Most of the photos are in excellent condition being sharp and clear. The photo albums are approx. 6 x 4/5 inches 
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18 CAPTAIN BURTON H. SHUPPER, C.O. USS PROVIDENCE et al 1962 - 1963 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN AND TYPED LETTERS TO AND FROM 'BUNNY' SHUPPER COMMANDER OF A UNITED STATES NUCLEAR MISSILE CRUISER
USS PROVIDENCE YOKOHAMA JAPAN 1962 Manuscript Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a sensational archive of vintage United States Naval letters and notes, typed and handwritten by and to Captain Burton H. Shupper, Commanding Officer of the USS Providence, a nuclear weapons capable missile cruiser. Collectors and historians of US Naval history will delight in the breadth of authors, most heroes of World War II and the Korean conflict, represented in the incoming letters to Captain Shupper. Dated mostly 1962-63 the letters to Captain "Bunny" Shupper there are approximately 50 TLSs and about 21 ALSs; most with Shupper's retained carbon copies of the letters he sent [plus some personal non-naval papers not included in the count]. Included: Rear Admiral John M. Alford [1915-1988] Commander U. S. Naval Forces, Korea [1962-64]; Captain Draper L. Kauffman [later R. Admiral] [1911-1979] was a pioneering underwater demolition expert, who served during the 1960s as 44th Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. During World War II, he organized the first U.S. Navy Demolition Teams, which later gave rise to the SEALs. His wartime service also included participation in the invasions of Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. He was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism and leadership during the disposal of an unexploded 500 pound bomb after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor; Captain Tony Synnot [1922-2001] Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy and between 1979 and 1982 was Chief of the Defence Force Staff in Australia; James Henry Wakelin, Jr. [1911-1990] American physicist, oceanographer, and businessman who served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research and Development) from 1959 to 1964; plus Rear Admiral R.S. Benson; R.J. Coad; Commander E.S. Cornwall Jr.; Capt. Asbury Coward; Captain Mal Friedman; Capt. Jesse B. Gay Jr.; Phil H. Klepak; Capt. R.D. Mugg; Capt. George R. Muse; Masayoshi Nagano - Mayor of Yokosuka, Japam; Rear Adirmal Ray C. Needham; Capt. J.W. Newsome; Capt. J.E. Pace; Jack H. Pennington; Capt. W.A. Robie, plus others. All with left edge file holes. 
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1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF 200+ LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA COMPILED BY AN AMERICAN NAVY CAPTAIN INVOLVED IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK WITH THE BARELY OUT OF IT'S INFANCY NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION [NATO], CAPTAIN HAROLD B. SAY et al
19 CAPTAIN HAROLD B. SAY et al 1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF 200+ LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA COMPILED BY AN AMERICAN NAVY CAPTAIN INVOLVED IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK WITH THE BARELY OUT OF IT'S INFANCY NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION [NATO]
NORFOLK VIRGINIA 1955 Good+ Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a large archive of 200+ letters, photos, documents and official American and NATO military ephemera relating to Captain Harold B. Say in Norfolk, Virginia and most dealing with Operation Strike Back a NATO operation planned in the event of a Soviet attack. Dated through the mid to late 1950s America and Western Europe were faced with a post World War II enemy. A cold War was in the making and the fears of a 'hot' war were constantly in the minds of citizens and the militaries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This group of papers offers a superbly unique opportunity for historians and researchers alike to delve within and insider's view of the era. Overall G+. BIO NOTES: One online obituary: Harold B. Say, 84, a retired captain in the Navy Reserves who was a Washington representative for public agencies and private firms for more than 25 years, died Wednesday at his home in Alexandria. He had cancer. Capt. Say was born in Santa Paula, Calif., and reared in Portland, Ore. He attended the University of Oregon. He served as an Army enlisted man in France during World War I. In World War II, he was a Navy security officer and worked on press censorship for the Normandy invasion and later in the war served on the censorship staff with the Pacific Fleet. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict and was stationed at the Pentagon. Between the world wars, he was a reporter and editor with the Portland Oregonian and the Oregon Journal and served as head of the travel information department of the Oregon State Highway Commission. After World War II, he was a Washington representative for the Portland, Ore., Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Public Docks Commission and a utility company and iron and steel firm before retiring in the 1970s. For the past several years he had edited "Torch," a publication for veterans of World War I. Capt. Say was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Retreads, the Army and Navy Club, the National Press Club, and American Balloon Corps Veterans. 
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20 Captain J.E. Hance 1934 - 1941 ARCHIVE OF FOURTEEN [14] HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BY FAMED EQUESTRIAN AND EXPERT AUTHOR OF EQUESTRIAN BOOKS
GREAT BRITAIN 1934 Very Good Manuscript 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is a superb archive of fourteen [14] handwritten manuscript letters by the famed author of many books on equitation and equestrian pursuits, Captain J.E. Hance, who after he left the Army, continued to spend his time solely to the subject of horses and riding. He developed the theories on the training of riders and their mounts, they are the result of his many years' practical experience. The simple way of his teaching system has been put together with his simple language he used. Nearly half of this beautiful lot shows us the relations with the publisher he works with (Mr. Martin Phillips) where he indicates how to work out his books as well as where to put the pictures and the plates. Super addition to any collection of equestrian items. 11cm x 16cm. VG+ 
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