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Soon, digitalised unpublished version of Nehru's handwritten autography

on Saturday, 14 November 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Vinod Khanal | TNN

Soon, digitalised unpublished version of Nehru's handwritten autography
ALLAHABAD: People across the globe would soon be able to read the unpublished handwritten autography of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru titled 'In and out of Prison'.

Court Stops Sell-Off of Franz Kafka Manuscripts, Awards Portfolio Worth Millions to Israel Library

on Tuesday, 07 July 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

written by Amah-Rose Abrams

Court Stops Sell-Off of Franz Kafka Manuscripts, Awards Portfolio Worth Millions to Israel Library
After a long and—cough—Kafkaesque legal battle, a rare collection of author Franz Kafka's manuscripts, worth millions, have been awarded to Israel National Library by a court in Tel Aviv.

When Obama signs a bill he doesn’t always use his own hand

on Wednesday, 06 May 2015. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

When Obama signs a bill he doesn’t always use his own hand
Just because the president signs legislation into law, doesn’t mean the president actually signs the legislation.

'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

on Tuesday, 07 April 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By Todd Leopold, CNN

(CNN) That's some rich "American Pie."

The lyrics to the famed Don McLean song sold for $1.2 million Tuesday morning at an auction held by Christie's.

The Greatest Sale Of George Washington Historical Documents Ever Conducted

on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

by Nathan Raab

The Greatest Sale Of George Washington Historical Documents Ever Conducted
Would you pay $1,250 to be the proud owner of George Washington’s original daily prayer book?  How about his Last Will and Testament?  Would that be worth $1,400 to you?   There are also Washington documents for $30.  Seem too good to be true?  It is not, but to cash in you would need to have been bidding in 1891.

Strange But True Tale of How Biggest Nazi Archive Wound Up in Colorado

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Path to Boulder Paved by Shady Deals and Holocaust Denial, written by Uriel Heilman

Strange But True Tale of How Biggest Nazi Archive Wound Up in Colorado
BOULDER, COLORADO — (JTA) — The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941.

Vatican held to ransom over stolen Michelangelo documents

on Sunday, 08 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By Harriet Alexander

Vatican held to ransom over stolen Michelangelo documents
In popular imagination the Vatican is, away from the hallowed halls, a place of dark corridors, skulduggery and shady secrets.

On Sunday the Pope’s press secretary appeared to give weight to the Hollywood image, with the remarkable announcement that the Vatican had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo, which were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago.

Lincoln autographed manuscript, quoting his second inaugural address, brings $2,213,000 at auction

on Sunday, 08 November 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Lincoln autographed manuscript, quoting his second inaugural address, brings $2,213,000 at auction
Signed just weeks before his assassination, ""With malice toward none; with charity for all"; signed for 10-year-old Linton J. Usher, son of Lincoln's Secretary of the Interior, John Palmer Usher; passed down in the Usher family until today

Charles Dickens' notes solve the mystery of unidentified Victorian authors

on Sunday, 26 July 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Charles Dickens' notes solve the mystery of unidentified Victorian authors
It is a discovery that could solve some of the biggest mysteries of Victorian literature.

Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography

on Wednesday, 20 May 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNESMAY 20, 2015

Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography
LOS ANGELES — Yet another unfinished work by Orson Welles, that master of the incomplete, is about to surface.

Frida Kahlo Love Letters Sell for $137,000 at Doyle NY

on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Frida Kahlo Love Letters Sell for $137,000 at Doyle NY
April 15, 2015 Auction Featured 25 Unpublished Love Letters Written by Frida Kahlo to Spanish Artist Jose Bartoli Between 1946-1949

Frida Kahlo Biographer Hayden Herrera Has Written an Essay Profiling the Letters and Their Significance.

When Do Official Documents Belong to the Public?

on Monday, 30 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

by ​ELIZABETH YALE

When Do Official Documents Belong to the Public?
Hillary Clinton is hardly the first government officer to try to keep her correspondence private. The fight over her emails echoes battles that stretch back to the inception of government archives.

Queen Victoria's Highland adventures manuscript on show in Edinburgh

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Queen Victoria's Highland adventures manuscript on show in Edinburgh
A gilded manuscript based on a book by Queen Victoria which detailed time she spent in the Highlands and north east is going on show in Scotland.

Rescuing the priceless manuscripts of Timbuktu

on Tuesday, 10 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

For centuries, Timbuktu was a center of learning, home to a university and a vast collection of manuscripts containing priceless written records of Islamic and African history. When, a few years ago, jihadists invaded the city and set about to destroy its cultural treasures, one man organized a mission to smuggle out most of the manuscripts. Jeffrey Brown reports from Mali.
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