Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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Good lot of six items signed by notable U.S. Army Generals, includes: JOHN C. BATES (1842-1919) U.S. Army Chief of Staff in 1906, the last of that rank to have served in the Civil War. Good content A.L.S., 8pp. 8vo., Manila, March 13, 1900, to a relative of the improbable name Onward Bates. Bates informs his correspondent of an upcoming expedition into northern Mindanao at the height of the Philippine Insurrection, with the intention of assuring the inhabitants of the good intentions of the American occupiers, provided that they give up the practice of slavery. He signs at the conclusion in black ink, adding his initials on the verso of the final page. Shows original mailing folds, else very good. WITH: STEPHEN O. FUQUA (1874-1943) U.S. Army Chief of Infantry. T.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Washington, D.C. May 26, 1930, to California congressman Henry E. Barbour thanking his correspondent for retaining a small fund for the U.S. Army Tank School in a recent appropriations bill. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows a mailing fold, else very good. WITH: ANDREW HERO, JR. (1868-1942) U.S. Army Chief of Coastal Artillery. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, D.C., may 25, 1928, to Henry E. Barbour, enclosing a report on antiaircraft weapons tests held at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1927. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows Folds and a paper clip mark at top left, else very good. WITH: WILLIAM H. BISBEE (1840-1942) Extremely long-lived major general who served in the Civil War and Spanish-American War, before retiring to become a military historian. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Brookline, Massachusetts, April 30, 1915, to a Henry Y. Porter, informing his correspondent that he will be sending a picture of a fellow general. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows original mailing folds, else very good. WITH: JOHN W. GULICK (1974-1939) U.S. Army Chief of Coastal Artillery. T.L.S. as colonel, 1p. 4to., Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1929, to Henry E. Barbour, forwarding a copy of a lecture. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows faint paper clip marks at the top edge, else very good. WITH: THOMAS T. HANDY (1892-1982) Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Commanding General, Fourth United States Army, Commander in Chief, United States European Command. T.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Washington, D.C., March 16, 1945, to Roy and Richard Geist, transmitting his autograph (included) and signing at the conclusion in blue ink. The original transmittal envelope is also present, again bearing his signature as part of the return address. Very good. Eight signed pieces.
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Minimum Bid: $60.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $87.50
Estimate: $120 - $160
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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