Women

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The author and poet, most famous for her poem America the Beautiful, requests a copy of Richard Hakluyt's translation of Ferdinando de Soto's "Virginia Richly Valued…" The signed document, dated "Sept 8" no year, is a library request slip and signed in full: "Katherine Lee Bates". The 8 x 3.5 slip is mounted to a still card stock of the same size. [#4751]

$200.00
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Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author

Letter signed on her personal stationary Perkasie, Pennsylvania April 5, 1958. Buck writes to Emanuel Friedman about a business proposal or request for an engagement and lets him know her business agent will be in touch with him. The letter is boldly signed “Pearl S. Buck” and is in excellent condition. [#1046]

$125.00
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First Lady. ALS on Executive Mansion stationery May 8, 1888. One page letter about going to a concert. Signed in full "Frances F. Cleveland". Silked with some light toning around the edgesedges. Nice display example. [#1870]

$125.00
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1st Woman to win a Pulitzer for Drama

Zona Gale, author 2 page ALS Dec. 13, 1934 on a folded four page sheet of stationary from The Gotham hotel in New York. A brief thank you note for sending some material and mentions she is on her way home to Portage Wisconsin. Gale was a playwright and the first woman to win a Pulitzer for Drama. [#4889]

$75.00
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Author of Mary Had A Little Lamb and advocate for Thanksgiving Day

Sarah Josepha Hale author, poet and influential editor. One page ALS Febry, 3, 1848(?), to one of her publishers Carey & Hart suggesting that it might be better if they sent her poems to editors in her city than other cities. Hale wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and is credited with pushing Abraham Lincoln to declare a national day of Prayer and Thanksgiving in 1863.

$250.00
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A pair of checks signed by the Hardings. Warren endorses on the back of a check from the Marion County Auditor’s Office in April 1897. Harding’s first run for office was the following year. This is an early example of his signature which is not common prior to becoming a public figure. Florence’s check is drawn on a Marion National Bank check. She fills it in and dates it April 29. The cancellation stamp on the reverse shows the year as 1921, making this less than two months after entering the White House as First Lady.

$600.00
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Poet, abolitionist, feminist

Signed card, 4 1/2 x 2 1/2, "Know your calling, your country, and your sex. Julia Ward Howe July 1889". Excellent condition . [#3654]

$350.00
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First woman to be on a ballot for President

Belva Lockwood one page ALS 1/14/1889, Kansas City, Mo responding to an autograph request. Lockwood was a leading women’s rights advocate breaking several gender barriers. She was the first female attorney to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court and the first to be on ballot for President. Her letters are uncommon to scarce.

$850.00
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Poet and author (1835-1908) ALS April (n.y.) on the front and back of a small folded sheet sending a small donation to a charity. [#4657]

$100.00
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Patricia Nixon signed letter on White House stationary, June 2, 1972 signed "Pat Nixon" to Virginia Sherwood expressing sympathy on the death of her son, along with the White House envelope. [#4708]

$125.00