LEE, ROBERT E. 1807-1870, et al.
WAR-DATE LEE LETTER IN 19TH CENTURY AUTOGRAPH ALBUM.
This lot features two 19th century autograph albums, approx. 80 leaves each, featuring letters, cards, and clipped documents tipped in or laid down to leaves, generally in good to fine condition. Highlights include:
1. LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed (R.E. Lee / Genl), 1 p, oblong 8vo, n.p., September 13, 1863, to General William Pendleton [1809-1883], regarding troop movements, leaf creased and toned, trimmed at all edges, tipped at corners to album leaf.
Lee writes Pendleton, his Chief of Artillery, ordering him to move troops quickly in preparation for a series of skirmishes along the Rapidan river. I wish you to go with the Artl. Tomorrow and at daylight towards the Rapidan river & see to its being placed in position to defend the fords. Ewells Corps will move towards [?] & Hills toward Rapidan.
2. DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph Envelope Signed.
3. SOUSA, JOHN PHILIPS. Autograph Musical Sentiment Signed, featuring three bars from Powhatans Daughter.
4. ANDERSON, ROBERT. Clipped Signature, Fort Sumter, January 6, 1861.
Lot also includes ALSs AND LSs of WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, HENRY WARD BEECHER, ELBERT HUBBARD, JULIAN HAWTHORNE and BENJAMIN HARRISON; signatures and sentiments of MARK TWAIN, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, NATHAN P. BANKS, ALBERT BIERSTADT, ANDREW CARNAGIE, P.T. BARNUM, GEORGE MCCLELLAN, CHARLES STRATTON, BRONSON ALCOTT, RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, WILLIAM H. TAFT, GROVER CLEVELAND, and ELLEN TERRY, among others.