Articles tagged with: document

Turing manuscript up for auction in New York

on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By AFP

Turing manuscript up for auction in New York
A hidden manuscript written by British mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing at Bletchley Park is to go on auction in New York in April, Bonhams said Tuesday.

The extraordinary document from 1942, when Turing was working to crack the Nazi's Enigma Code, is expected to fetch at least $1 million, the auction house said.

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.

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.

Markus Brandes discovered James Cook letter

on Tuesday, 01 May 2007. Posted in In the media

exceptional finding at the Darmstaetter Collection Berlin

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Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1779)

James Cook is best known for his three voyages of exploration in the late 1700s which completed the map of the world by filling in the hitherto blank space that was the Pacific Ocean. By the time of his unfortunate death in Hawaii in 14 February 1779 he had sailed further than any man, venturing south into Antarctica and north into the Arctic, and in between he had charted and mapped hundreds of islands both large and small.