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Museum gift fills out Lincoln family's story

on Sunday, 15 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

The documents offer a new layer of understanding to the 16th president's often-overshadowed descendants, museum officials said Saturday.

By Jonathan Bullington, Tribune reporter, 6:56 a.m. CDT, September 16, 2013

More than 70 documents belonging to Abraham Lincoln's family have joined the collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, officials there said.

A lucky find, but not for her

on Sunday, 08 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: September 09, 2013

Curiosity got the better of Christine Ridout a year ago when she browsed through an estate sale at a Buffalo home and spotted the gray cardboard glove box on a kitchen table.

Inside were six fragile, tattered documents. The timeworn parchment and graceful handwriting were eye-catching.

Unpublished Borges manuscript found in Argentina's National Library

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Buenos Aires, Sep 5 (EFE).- Researchers combing the archives of Argentina's National Library have found an unpublished manuscript written by literary giant Jorge Luis Borges.

Lincolns letter took a long mysterious path to Tacoma

on Saturday, 24 August 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Published: August 24, 2013




A copy of letter from Abraham Lincoln written to a nephew in Oregon in 1860, then photo-copied - literally - onto two glass negatives around World War I in Tacoma. Not seen since then, those negatives were re-discovered this year by the Tacoma Historical Society, which was going through dozens of donated boxes of negatives.

V&A buys Vivien Leigh archive

on Wednesday, 14 August 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Unseen photographs, diaries and letters to Laurence Olivier made available to the public

V&A buys Vivien Leigh archive

Vivien Leigh's archive - including letters sent to husband Laurence Olivier and diaries written until just before the Gone With The Wind star's death - have been acquired by the V&A.

Edward Elgar manuscript found during council clear-out

on Wednesday, 15 February 2012. Posted in General Autograph News

The manuscript and letters were valued at £10,000

 

An Edward Elgar manuscript dating back nearly 90 years has been discovered in a council building in Leicestershire.

Dwight D. Eisenhower – New Autopen and Signature Stamp Patterns Discovered

Written by Andreas Wiemer on Monday, 30 January 2012. Posted in General Autograph News

one of the 100 most important documents in American history was signed by Autopen

Eisenhower Autopen signature published in

 

Andreas Wiemer & Rick Schnake

discovered that oe of the 100 most important documents in American history was signed by Autopen

The Case of the Disappearing Documents

on Friday, 30 September 2011. Posted in General Autograph News

By ELLEN GAMERMAN

The Case of the Disappearing Documents
One collector's love for presidential memorabilia lasted decades—and led to an indictment roiling a cloistered world..

At age 10, Barry Landau wrote a letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, admiring his "very beautiful" wife and offering his assessment of where the general stood in the country's pantheon of great leaders. "I think you lived the most exciting and the most interesting life then [sic] any other President of our United States," according to a copy of the letter released by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

Manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel digitized for public access

on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

BY PATIENCE HAGGIN

The original manuscript of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, “This Side of Paradise,” has been digitized and made publicly accessible online, the Princeton University Library announced today.

Johnny Football’s Payday

on Thursday, 05 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By JOE NOCERA, Published: September 6, 2013. Welcome aboard, Time magazine. So glad you decided to join our little bandwagon!

I’m referring, as you may already know, to the cover story in the current issue. “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes,” reads the headline, accompanied by the current poster boy for the issue, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Indeed it is.

Stolen manuscripts worth 4 mn euros recovered in Italy

on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Rome: Italian police said on Friday they had recovered 36 manuscripts by novelist Giovanni Verga worth some four millions euros (USD 5.25 million). The manuscripts were stolen in the 1930s. 

Rare 'Schindler's List' documents sold at New Hampshire auction

on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Daniel Lovering
BOSTON | Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:37am EDT

(Reuters) - Documents linked to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist known for his efforts to save Jews from World War Two concentration camps, were sold at auction for more than $122,000, a New Hampshire auction house said on Thursday.

Einstein Manuscripts Sell in Excess of $1.2 Million

on Wednesday, 18 April 2012. Posted in General Autograph News

Einstein Manuscripts Sell in Excess of $1.2 Million
Eclipsing the auction price of $1,050,000 achieved in 1987 for Einstein’s manuscript on the Theory of Relativity and $500,000 for the Einstein/Besso Manuscript, sold in 2002, Lion Heart Autographs sold on April 14, 2012, to an American collector for more than $1,200,000, over 110 pages of hitherto unknown Einstein manuscripts spanning a wide range of scientific subjects.

JFK Library to Make Jackie Kennedy's Papers Public

on Wednesday, 15 February 2012. Posted in General Autograph News

 

Some of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's personal papers, including notes from her televised White House tour 50 years ago, are now public for the first time.

Burmese Letter to King George II Deciphered After More Than 250 Years

Written by Autograph Collector's Daily on Wednesday, 25 January 2012. Posted in General Autograph News

Burmese Letter to King George II Deciphered After More Than 250 Years

telegraph - The letter, sent by King Alaungphaya, was an effusive and gushing appeal for camaraderie and trade with Britain. 

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