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    Harvard University Presidents 19th Century Autograph Collection consisting of the following seven items: John T. Kirkland- the undergraduate Kirkland Hall is named after this highly-respected minister, an 1826 DS regarding a gift to the library; Josiah Quincy III- in his long career he was also a U.S. congressman and the mayor of Boston, an 1839 DS regarding a matter voted on by the Harvard faculty and a twice-signed 1841 ALS/DS; Edward Everett- a politician and orator whose two-hour Gettysburg speech has been nearly forgotten in favor of Lincoln's two-minute address, an 1846 DS; Cornelius Conway Felton, an 1850 ALS to Josiah Quincy requesting him to give a speech "garnished with 20 puns" at a Phi Beta Kappa dinner, as well as an 1853 ALS and another undated ALS. An excellent collection of important 19th century educators and statesmen; generally fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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