Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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Good lot of six items signed by notable U.S. Army Generals, includes: SAMUEL HOF (1870-1937) U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance. Good content T.L.S., 4pp. 4to., Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1930, to Henry E. Barbour, concerning appropriations for the purchase of armored vehicles produced by J. Walter Christie. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows original mailing folds and a paperclip mark at top left, else very good. WITH: JOHN L. DEWITT (1880-1962) Quartermaster General, best known for his vocal advocacy for interning Japanese-American citizens during World War II. T.L.S., 1p. 8vo., May 24, 1930, to California congressman Henry E. Barbour, transmitting a copy of the "Quartermaster Review" (not present). He signs boldly at the conclusion in black ink. Shows an original mailing fold, else very good. WITH: WILLIAM R. SMITH (1868-1941) Major General, commander of the 36th Infantry Division during World War I. T.L.S. as Superintendent of West Point, 1p. 4to., West Point, Jan. 7, 1929, to Henry E. Barbour, transmitting a selection of images of the military academy (not present). He signs at the conclusion in black ink, adding a handwritten post-script and signing a second time. Shows original mailing folds, and minor toning, else very good. WITH: JOHN L. DEWITT (1880-1962) Quartermaster General, best known for his vocal advocacy for interning Japanese-American citizens during World War II. WITH: CHARLES H. BRIDGES (1873-1948) Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1928 to 1933. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1931, to Henry E. Barbour, answering his correspondent's query as to whether reserve officers can work as instructors in high schools and colleges. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows original mailing folds and minor toning, else very good. WITH: JOHN W. GULICK (1974-1939) U.S. Army Chief of Coastal Artillery. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, D.C., May 2, 1930, to Henry E. Barbour, discussing the congressman's upcoming visit to the Aberdeen Proving Ground to observe anti-aircraft experiments. He signs at the conclusion in blue ink. Shows original mailing folds, else very good. WITH: BENJAMIN F. CHEATHAM, JR. (1867–1944) U.S. Army Quartermaster General and superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, in which capacity he supervised the construction of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1930. to Henry E. Barbour, transmitting a copy of a letter (not present) regarding a rest station at Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows original mailing folds and paperclip marks at top left, else very good. Six pieces.
U.S. ARMY GENERALS
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Minimum Bid: $30.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $60 - $80
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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