Raynors HCA 2017-12
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/7/2017
Antebellum United States naval manuscript material, includes: Autograph Letter Signed by Captain Warrington, 1pp. quarto, U.S. Navay Yard, to the Secretary of the Navy, November 22, 1823, and reads “I herewith enclose a letter which was handed me this morning by Lieut. Long of the U.S. Sloop Hornet; with a request that it might by me be transmitted...” Very good condition. The third USS Hornet was a brig-rigged (later ship-rigged) sloop-of-war in the United States Navy. During the War of 1812, she was the first U.S. Navy ship to capture a British vessel....plus; ALS by James Stewart, 1pp. quarto, Norfolk, Virginia, January 30, 1853, in part: “...I have shipped in the US Ship of War Columbia for 3 years and no less...” Fine condition. ... On her first cruise, from May 1838 – June 1840 with Lieutenant George A. Magruder in command, Columbia rounded the Cape of Good Hope to become flagship of Commodore George C. Read in the East India Squadron. She returned to the United States by way of Cape Horn, becoming one of the first U.S. naval ships to circumnavigate the globe. ...plus; Two ALsS by sailors on board the USS John Adams, one by J.N. Wright, and the other by Hor. N. Glensworth, 2pp. quarto, USS Jno. Adams, April 2, 1833, pertaining to the character of a fellow sailor. The first John Adams was originally built in 1799 as a frigate for the United States Navy, converted to a corvette in 1809, and later converted back to a frigate in 1830. Named for President John Adams, she fought in the Quasi-War, the First and Second Barbary Wars, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. At the end of her career, she participated in the Union blockade of South Carolina's ports. She then participated in a historic raid that Harriet Tubman, the former slave and Union operative, organized with Union colonel Montgomery ....plus; Printed invitation, 1pp. octavo, Washington, D.C., December 16, 1845, where “G.W. Taylor requestes the pleasure of Hon. Mr. Sykes’ company...where he purposes to demonstrate, by a seires of operations, the efficiency of his newly invented CUT_WATER, DIVING BELL, and of his Submarine EXPLORING Apparatus.” Fine condition....plus; several other items. A nice and interesting naval group.
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $157.30
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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