SCOTT J. WINSLOW ASSOCIATES INC.
actively handles a wide variety of historical American collectibles specializing in autographs, manuscripts, stocks and bonds, paper money and a wide variety of historical americana. Since 1985, we have successfully served an extensive client base, including museums, libraries, universities, and private collectors. We have paid many millions of dollars for documents, ranging from one piece to major collections involving thousands of items.
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South Carolina Politician Pierce Butler References the Purchase of SlavesPlease to return my compts. to and thanks to Mr. Mien for his information respecting Mrs. Cunningham’s Negroes. If she saves them and makes a good use of them I am more gratified than by purchasing then. Pierce Butler (1744 – 1822). South Carolina planter and politician, delegate to the Constitutional Convention. A strong supporter of slavery, he was one of the largest slaveholders in America. ALS. 2 pages. Philadelphia April 22, 1807. Both sides of a single sheet. 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”. Butler writes to an unknown recipient; Dear Sir, Your favour, no 37, dated April 4 received the 20th, I should have answered to it the same day had I not been indisposed. I could have no pre-knowledge of my debt to you, it therefore could not be intentional on my part; on the other side is an order on Mr. King to instantly send you fifty or sixty barrels of rice; which you will please to dispose of for cash to reimburse yourself. I would order more rice to you were the Market of Savanah even the last rice lay months, if I recollect right, undisposed of your correctness and method, if I say nothing of personal esteem, would induce preferring you to any other person, but you cannot control or command purchasors- there is a greater demand and more Capital in Charleston. I congratulate you on the prospect of an addition to your domestick happiness; and I sincerely hope that your children may prove blessings to yourself and Madam de Villers; to whom I beg to tender my best respects. I observe what you say respecting the shipping of cotton. In a letter I sent by water. I wrote you to ship my cotton to Messrs. Charles Taylor & Co. the House of Harrison and Co. having dissolved; having after that received a letter from Mr. Rich Harrison, I altered my first intention, and wrote a short letter resigning to have my cotton shipped to Mr. Rich Harrison Mercht., Liverpool the last you will please to regard. I shall be mindful of your desire respecting Doctor Grant. The Schooner York being solely under your order, I trust she will do well; and pay for herself. When you see Judge Jones and Mr. McKey, two amiable men, assure them of my sincere regard. Please to return my compts. to and thanks to Mr. Mien for his information respecting Mrs. Cunningham’s Negroes. If she saves them and makes a good use of them I am more gratified than by purchasing then. I trust nothing will prevent my seeing you in Savannah the first week in November. I remain with sentiments of esteem and regard, Your Friend, Pierce Butler” $750.00
Anna Harrison Sends a Signature of William Henry Harrison to an Autograph SeekerAnna Harrison (1775 – 1864). First lady during the one month term of William Henry Harrison. Grandmother of Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison (1773 – 1841). Ninth President of the United States. ALS. 1 page. 7 ½” x 9 ¾”. Northbend, Sept. 19, 1850. An elderly Mrs. Harrison sends a cut signature of William Henry Harrison to William Pinkham, an autograph seeker; “Dear Sir, I haston to send you an autograph of my dear departed husband, tltho, I am now oblidg’d to cut them from letters & books, but I always feel anxious to comply with every request if I can. Wishing you health & every blessing I am sir, your friend. Anna Harrison.” Anna has attached to the letter a signature of William Henry Harrison which she has cut from a letter in her possession. One can only wonder if it could have been an ALS as president! During much of the nineteenth century it was a common practice by collectors to cut signatures from letters and documents and as a result, many great letters and documents of content have been lost forever. Folds. Excellent condition with a couple of light tape stains. A great Harrison item! $2,250.00