Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Sanford F. Bennett Autograph Quotations Signed - Sweet Bye and Bye. Author, poet, and Civil War officer, Sanford Bennett's poetry gained popularity in the 1850s and '60s. After serving with distinction with the 40th WI Volunteers during the Civil War, Bennett studied medicine and became a respected physician, but continued to write poetry, setting much of it to music. Perhaps his most popular composition was Sweet Bye and Bye, written in 1867. Offered here is a handwritten, signed copy of the first verse of this well-loved hymn, signed at Richmond Hill, March 13, 1893. Included is a second, shorter Autograph Quotation Signed of the same hymn, accomplished at Richmond, IL, September 11, 1886. Both items are very fine.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,178

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,094,775