General Autograph News

Springsteen's Handwritten 'Born To Run' Lyrics Fetch $197,000 At Auction

on Wednesday, 08 January 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

Handwritten lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” sold today at Sotheby’s in New York for $197,000.

Springsteen’s Handwritten ‘Born to Run’ Lyrics Head to Auction

on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By ALLAN KOZINN

The lyrics to “Born to Run,” the evocative title track of Bruce Springsteen’s third album, from 1975, seem to roll off Mr. Springsteen’s tongue on the recording, a torrent of inspired urban car-culture imagery.

Ransom Paid for 1874 Kidnapping

on Friday, 15 November 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Ransom Paid for 1874 Kidnapping
An anonymous buyer purchased the Charley Ross kidnapping letters for $20,000

The digital Dickinson

on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Sophisticated site gathers her poems, in her handwriting, for all to see and study

By Corydon Ireland, Harvard Staff Writer

A biographer once praised reticent and retiring Emily Dickinson for “the modest littleness of her person.”

So what might this 19th-century poet make of the decidedly immodest archive of her poems being released today, bringing to light in one digital place most of her surviving manuscripts?

Long-forgotten Oswald files resurface in Dallas

on Tuesday, 15 October 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

by TINA FOSTER

Long-forgotten Oswald files resurface in Dallas
DALLAS — Files containing historic documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy were presented to Dallas County officials on Tuesday.

Capone Correspondence Revealing

on Tuesday, 08 October 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

The Manuscript Society News, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, 2013

“Here is your friend Al Capone, writing you this letter from here.” A recently sold cache of correspondence from the collection of Capone’s Florida physician pulls back the curtain on the once-fearsome mobster’s final years.

Historic Mohave County records rescued - but why did they need saving?

on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Decades of documents were abandoned at Kingman Airport

KINGMAN - Nearly 100 years of Mohave County records would have disappeared into the desert dust if it had not been for the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

The Strange Saga of Clancy Smyres and Why His Autograph is More Valuable Than Babe Ruth

on Sunday, 22 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

September 23, 2013 By Jim Stinson

Clancy Smyres played in five major league games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 , had two major league at bats and a lifetime batting average of .000.

Long-lost diary of Nazi Alfred Rosenberg turned over to Holocaust Museum

on Tuesday, 17 December 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Michael E. Ruane

Alfred Rosenberg joined the Nazis before Adolf Hitler did. He later served as the party’s interim leader. He wrote a virulent, best-selling book about the “Aryan” struggle against Jews.

It's too long-winded! What George VI's adviser thought of early draft of the King's Speech

on Sunday, 24 November 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By WILLIAM TURVILL

It's too long-winded! What George VI's adviser thought of early draft of the King's Speech

An early version of the ‘King’s Speech’ reveals Britain was preparing to declare war on Germany before Hitler invaded Poland.
George VI’s address to the nation, depicted in the 2010 movie starring Colin Firth as the stammering monarch, had been written at least nine days beforehand.
The three-page document that has come to light is entitled ‘Draft King’s Speech’ and is dated August 25, 1939.

Beatle John Lennon school detention sheets put up for sale

on Monday, 11 November 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Beatle John Lennon school detention sheets put up for sale
Detention sheets describing Beatle John Lennon's schoolboy misdemeanours are being put up for sale.

Harry Belafonte sues Martin Luther King Jr's heirs

on Wednesday, 16 October 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Layne Weiss

New York - Harry Belafonte, 86, sued the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Tuesday over three documents that used to be in Mr. Belafonte's collection of memorabilia, The New York Times reports.

George Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation to sell for $12m?

on Tuesday, 08 October 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation may be the most valuable American document

George Washington's original proclamation establishing the first federal Thanksgiving Day is set to break records at Christie's on November 14.

200 years later, George Washington finally gets his presidential library

on Thursday, 26 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Michael E. Ruane, Published: September 27

The new president of the United States got out his copy of the Acts of Congress, turned to the Constitution and looked up his duties.

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University

on Monday, 23 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

The Annals of Inisfallen – written in 1092 – have been on display in the Bodleian Library.

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