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CHARLES ALLEN MUNN COLLECTION

PART I; BOOKS AND OTHER PRINT MATTER

Box 1

1. MORRIS, GOUVERNEUR, 1752-1816, statesman and diplomat. An oraton upon the death of General Washington. Delivered at...New York...31st day of December, 1799. New York: John Furman, 1800. 24p.; 19 cm. Wrappers.

2. EVANS, NATHANIEL, 1742-176, Anglican clergyman and poet. Poems on several occasions, with some other compositions...Edited by William Smith. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1772. xx, 24p. 20 cm. Full calf (restored). With the autograph signature of President George Washington on the title-page.

3. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTONS.
'...inscriptions, compiled from official documents, communicated by the Department of War to Congress, on 25th January, 1828, are now offered to the American people, under a firm conviction that they ought, and must produce, a deliberate and just examination of the qualification of General Andrew Jackson, for the exalted civil station to which he now aspires....Let the people of these United States pronounce the emphatic word NO.' n.p. , n.d. (ca. 1828). 8 plates of coffins with inscriptions 21. 5 cm. Wrappers.

4. WATSON, RICHARD. An apology for the Bible, in a series of letters addressed to Thomas Paine. Philadelphia; James Carey, 1796. A80 p.; 23 cm. Original wrappers; uncut. With the autograph signature of John Dickinson, statesman and solder, on the title page.

5.WEATHERWISE, ABRAHAM, pseud. Weatherwise's town and country almanack for the year of Our Lord, 1781. Boston; John D. McDougall, (1780). 36 unnumbered pages 19.5 cm. Half red morocco.

6.BYFIELD, NATHANIEL. An account of the late revolution in New England. First edition. London; Ric. Chiswell, 189. 20p. 21cm. Full red levant morocco.

7.BURGOYNE, JOHN. A letter from Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne to his constituents, upon his late resignation...First edition. London; J. Almon, 1779. 37p.; 24 cm. Half maroon morocco.

8. HART, CHARLES HENRY, 1847-1918, lawyer and art expert. Edward Saage painter and engraver, and his unfinished copperplate of "The Congress Voting Independence." Boston, 1905. 21p.; 25cm. Wrappers. From a limited edition of fifty copies reprinted from the proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for January, 1905.

9. HART, CHARLES HENRY, 1847-1918, lawyer and art expert. "The Congress Voting Independence", a painting by Robert Edge Pine and Edward Savage in the hall of the historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1905. 16p.; 25cm. Wrappers. From a limited edition of fifty copies reprinted from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography for January, 1905.

10. (BRADDOCK, EDWARD, 1695-1755, British general) The settlement of the waggoners accounts relating to General Braddock's expedition towards Fort DuQuesne by Edward Shippen et al.,commissioners. Edited by Lewis Burd Walker. n.p., 1899. 80p.; 23.5 cm. Boards. Number 41 of 70 signed and numbered copies. (Pertains to the French and Indian War) See Section II, number 40.

11. (TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the revolution) Catalogue of paintings by Colonel Trumbull...on exhibition in the picture gallery of Yale College. Fourth edition. New Haven: E. Hayes, 1860. 36p.; 23 cm. Lacks wrappers.

11. (TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the revolution) Catalogue of paintings by Colonel Trumbull...on exhibition in the picture gallery of Yale College. Fourth edition. New Haven: E. Hayes, 1860. 36p.; 23 cm. Lacks wrappers.Wrappers. Contains the 4 "keys" to the Capitol painting.

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Copy 2. Lacks the 4 "keys". Trumbull's own copy corrected by him in manuscript.

 

Box 2

13. NEW JERSEY. Minutes of the convention of the State of New Jersey, held at Trenton the 11th day of December 1787. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1788. Reprinted; Trenton; Clayton L. traver, 1888. 31p.; 28 m. Wrappers.

14. AUCTION SALES CATALOGUE. "...collection of the effects of General George Washington and of his executor and nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and grand-nephew, Lorenzo Lewis to be sold Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 10, 11 and 12, 1890...sale conducted by Mr. Stan V. Henkels." Philadelphia: Thos. Birch's Sons, auctioneers, 1890. 64p.: 30.5 cm. Wrappers. Illustrated with photographs.

15. ADDENDA to the sale of the effects of Genl. George Wahington. Martha Washington's Bible does not appear n the catalogue, but will now be sold as No., 143 1/2, immediately after No. 143 in the catalogue. Philadelphia: Thomas Birch's Sons, auctioneers, 1890. 18 unnumbered page; 31 cm. Wrapper. Includes the family record of Lawrence Lewis and Nellie Park Custis.

16. PRINCETON UNIVERSTY. A general account of the rise and state of the college, lately established n the province of New Jersey, in America: and of the end and design of its institution. LONDON; reprinted anno 1754. Reprinted by Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, l896 from the copy in the British Museum. 8p.: 33.5 cm. Marbled wrappers. Number 9 of 10 copies.

17. COLUMBIAN MAGAZiNE or Monthly miscellany. January, 1787. Philadelphia. 22 cm. Original wrapper. With a plate of a bridge; lacks a plate.

18. ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, or Universal repository of instruction and amusement. February, 1774. Boston. 23 cm. Lacks wrappers; mutilated. Has one plate; lacks a portrait.

19. ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, or Universal repository of instruction and amusement. December,, 1774. Boston. 21 cm . Lacks wrappers. Lacks title page; last page mutilated, and 2 leaves imperfect.

20a. ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZNE, OR universal repository of instruction and amusement. June, 1774. Boston. 23 cm. Lacks wrappers. Lacks one of two plates.

20b. ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, or Universal repository of instruction and amusement. September, 1774. Boston. 24 cm. Lacks wrappers. Lacks a plate.

21-1. ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, or Universal repository of instruction and amusement. March, 1774. Boston. 22.5 cm.. Contemporary wrappers. Lacks the portrait of Hancock. Bound with 21-2.

21-2. Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780, merchant and colonial official. The history of the colony of Massachusetts-Bay, from the first settlement thereof in 1628, until its incorporation with the colony of Plimouth, province of Main...Third edition. Boston; I. Thomas, {1774}. Pages 1-24 only (of 152p.); 22.5 cm. Bound with 21-1.

22. NEW YORK. Broadside. "To the Public. The Inhabitants of this city and county are hereby requested to meet at the Liberty Pole, at half past XII o'clock...." Dated 5, 1775. 14 x 22 cm. Framed: 20 x 27.5 cm. (7 3/4 x 11 inches)

23. NEWSPAPER. Independent ledger and the American advertiser. June 2, 1783. Boston. Folio.

24. NEWSPAPER. Independent ledger and the American advertiser. February 27, 1786. Boston. Folio.

25. NEWSPAPER. Massachusetts Centinel. October 22, 1788. Boston. Folio.

26. NEWSPAPER. Massachusetts Centinel. April 24, 1790. Boston. Folio. Mutilated.

27. NEWSPAPER. Continental journal and weekly advertser. October 27 {1777?} Boston. FOLIO. Mutilated.

28. NEWPAPER. Continental journal and weekly advertiser. January 11, 1781. Boston. FOLIO. Mutilated.

29. NEWSPAPER. Columbian centinel and Massachusetts federalist. January 8, 1800. Boston. Folio.

30. NEWSPAPER. New York weekly journal. January 20, 1734. New YORK. Folio.

30a. NEWSPAPER. Providence gazette. January 11, 1800. Providence. Folio.

30b. NEWSPAPER. New England courant. February 11, 1723. Boston. Folio. Facsimile.

30c. NEWSPAPER. New England weekly journal. April 8, 1728. Boston. Folio. Facsimile.

30d. NEWSPAPER. Boston gazette and country journal. March 12, 1770. Boston. Folio. Facsimile.

30e. BARLOW, JOEL, 1754-1812, poet and statesman. An oration delivered at the North Church in Hartford at the meeting of the Connecticut society of the Cincinnati. July 4th, 1787. In commemoration of the independence of the United States. Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, {1787} 20p.; 19.5 cm.

30f. CLAP, THOMAS, 1703-1767, Congregational clergyman. Conjectures upon the nature and motion of meteors which are above the atmosphere. Norwich, Connecticut: John Trumbull, 1781. 13p.; 19.5 cm.

30g. ELY, ZEBULON, 1759-1824. The death of Moses the servant of the Lord. A sermon preached at the funeral solemnity of His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, eq., L.L.d., late governor of the state of Connecticut. August 19. 1785. Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1786. 28p.; 17.5 cm.

30h. HULL, WILLIAM, 1753-1825, oldier. An oration delivered to the Society of the Cincinnati in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. July 4, 1788. Boston: Benjamin Russell, 1788. 22p.; 20 cm.

 

Box 3

30j. SILLMAN, BENJAMIN, 1849-1901. Catalogue of the very important collection of studies and sketches made by Col. John Trumbull (sometime aide-de-camp to Gen. Washington)....Dec. 17th, 1896...Catalogue compiled and ale conducted by Stan. V. Henkels at the art auction rooms of Thos. Birch's sons...Philadelphia, Pa....Philadelphia: The Bicking print, 1896. 39p.; 27.5 cm.

30k. JEFFERSON, THOMAS, 1743-1826, President of the United States. Thomas Jefferson correspondence, printed from the originals in the collections of William K. Bixby, with notes by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Boston, 1916. 322p.; 27 cm. Inscribed from Bixby to Charles Allen Munn. BOX 2

30m. SONS OF THE REVOLUTION. Year book of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York. New York:: Exchange Printing Co., 1896. 539p.; 27 cm.

30n. SON OF THE REVOLUTION. Document informing Orson Desaisc Munn that he has been admitted for membership. 28.5 x 20.5 cm.

30p. AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION. Rare Americana, including the collection of the late A. R. Turner, Jr. and selections from the collection of the late Charles Allen Munn (sold by order of his daughter Mrs. Tilney) To be sold....Jan,. 21 and 22, 1926. New York, 1926 (?) Unpaged 23 cm

 

PART II; MANUSCRIPTS

Box 4

31. {WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States.} Manuscript orderly book kept at headquarters of General Washington. {Cambridge July 9 to October 18, 1775. 127 pp. Small 4to, boards with vellum back. Includes pigskin slipcase. NEDCC treated and made drop-spine box in 1988.

32. {Washington, George, 1732-1799, first president of the United States.} Manuscript orderly book containing General Washington's "General Orders". New York headquarters, June 20 to August 26, 1776. Has "Commissary General's Book" written on the end-leaf. 164 pp.. Small 4to,boards.. Includes pigskin slipcase. NEDCC treated and made drop-spine box in 1988.

On the day following the last entry in his book, the Battle of Long Island took place. New York was then evacuated by the Americans.

33. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Orderly book written entirely in his autograph. Covers the period June 27 to August 8, 1779. 87 pp. small 4to, full pigskin. In pigskin slipcase, On the fly-leaf is the following, in ink: 'This book was saved by me from the flame which consumed the building occupied by the War Department, in 1814, and on handing it to Colonel Tobias Lear, the accountant of the War Department, he observed that it was the handwriting of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army during the Revolution. Being anxious to retain it I asked permission to do so which was granted, observing that it was of no use to the Department. Robt. Ellis, 1814."

In 1976 this diary disappeared from Special Collections at Fordham University. In 1996 was discovered at a dealer's in New Jersey and was returned by Detective Morony, NYPD on March 29, 1996.

 

Box 5

34. SENTER, ISAAC, physician. Original manuscript journal kept while on 'A secret expedition to the Province of Quebec, commanded by General Benedict Arnold.' Covers the period September 13, 1775 to January 6, 1776. 86 leaves, written on one side only. 4to. Full pigskin. Enclosed in a pigskin case.

35. [GREENE, NATHANAEL, 1742-1786, Revolutionary general} Manuscript orderly book kept at General Greene's Headquarters. Labeled no. 2, and comprising general orders from November 1, 1781 to January 31, 1782. With a manuscript list of British deserters, from February 17 to December 16, 1782. 39 leaves. Oblong 4to, boards. In pigskin slipcase.

36. ROSS, JOHN, major. Manuscript orderly book of Major John Ross's company, second New Jersey regiment. Commencing at Elizabethtown, May 23, 1779 and ending Tioga, August 21, 1779. 113pp. Oblong 4to, half bound. In pigskin slipcase.

 

Box 6

37.. TRUMBULL, JONATHAN, 1740-1809*, merchant and Connecticut legislator. Manuscript journal written while he was secretary to General Washington. It is entitled by him "Journal of Occurences from 12 August to Siege of York, in Virginia - and return to Phila. Nov. 1781". 38 pp. 8vo, full red morocco.

* This Jonathan Trumbull is the brother of John Trumbull, the artist. He served as secretary to General Washington from 1781 to 1783; and as governor of Connecticut from 1797 to 1809. The latter position had been held by his father from 1769 to 1784.

38. PEALE, CHARLE WILLSON, 1741-1827, portrait painter and naturalist. Autograph manuscript diary. Entries dated from May 30 to November 3, 1788; and December 12, 1788 to April 29, 1789. 90 pp. 12mo, full limp calf. In full red morocco slipcase. He mentions Washington, Franklin, and others; records journeys, etc.

39. VIRGINIA (COLONY). Original manuscript of minutes of meetings of Freeholders of Westmoreland County. Virginia, November 28, 1775 to August 27, 1776. These minutes are signed by Thomas Smith and Willi Bernard. The last page contains an affidavit signed by Richard Henry Lee, that he will discharge his duty as one of the committee appointed by an "Ordinance for establishing a mode of punishment for the Enemies of America in this Colony". Bound in a folio volume, full red morocco.

40. {BRADDOCK, EDWARD, 1695-1755, British general} Original autograph manuscript probably in the autograph of Edward Shippen, entitled "The Settlement of the Waggoner's Accounts Relating to General Braddock's Expedition towards Fort DuQuesne, 1775". 25pp. Folio, paper covers. (Pertains to the French and Indian War) See; Section I, number 10.

41. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Corrected page proofs and the original manuscript consisting of 25 page of his work "Description of the Four Pictures from Subjects of the Revolution...in the Rotunda of the Capitol."

42. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Letter book, containing copies of letters by him and to him. Dates range from February 22, 1777 to June 11, 1780. These copies were made in 1818. Written in his autograph. Written on 13 pages of a 4to volume, bound.

43. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Letter book, containing copies of letters written by him. Dates range from January 8, 1809 to November 5, 1810. Written in his autograph. 88pp. Folio, wrappers.

44. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756--1843, painter of the Revolution. Autograph manuscript account book, containing an inventory of prints made by him remaining in his possession. Dated; NEW York, Sept. 1, 1816. 8pp. Folio, wrappers.

 

Box 7

45. WEST, BENJAMIN, 1738-1820, painter. Original autograph manuscript autobiography. List of paintings and drawing executed by him, in his autograph. Bound in a 4to volume, half brown morocco. With the Samuel J.Pennypacker bookplate. 18 pp. and 4 pp. Gives account of his early life and career and his ideas of art.. I may say that I have done in paintings and drawings to the number, including portraits, more than 500, many in size larger than any in the National Gallery and that without the assistance of other painters."

46. SHIRLEY, WILLIAM. Letter, signed. Letter, signed. 5pp., folio. Louisburg, September 27, 1745. To General Henry Pelham. Relates to the capture of Louisburg.
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47-1. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Autograph letter, signed. Dated: June 20, 1805. To Jean A. Houdon.
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47-2. HOUDON, JEAN ANTOINE, 1741-1828, French sculptor. Autogrph letter, signed. 3 pp. Paris, August 9, 1805. To John Trumbull.
Address Page, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

47-3. {HOUDON, JEAN ANTOINE, 1741-1828, French sculptor.} Etched portrait of Houdon by Albert Rosenthal, after a painting in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. N. B.: The letters of Trumbull and Houdon pertain to the making of a statue of Virginia. Houdon outlines the cost of one in bronze and of one in marble.

48. EATON, WILLIAM, 1764-1811, army officer and diplomat. Autograph copy of his instructions to Captain Jovanni Jercovick. Dated; Tunis, April 15, 1801. Certified by the signature and official seals of the U.S. Charge d'Affaires and the British consul general at Tunis, February 22, 1802. The instructions given to Captain Jercovick were to sail for New York, Boston, or Philadelphia with dispatches.
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49. EATON, WILLIAM, 1764-1811, army officer and diplomat. Autograph letter, signed. 2 pp., 4to. Tunis, April, 1801. To James Cathcart, American Consul at Tripoli. Regards paying tribute in cannon.
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50. EATON, WILLIAM, 1764-1811, army officer and diplomat. Autograph letter, signed. 2 pp. Folio. Tunis, May 21, 1802. To James Cathcart. Mentions Commodore Truton having the ships Constellation, Constitution, Chesapeake and Adams in readiness.
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51. EATON, WILLIAM, 1764-1811, army officer and diplomat. Leaf extracted from his letter book (pages numbered 49-50) having a circular letter addressed to Thomas Appleton, dated Tunis, April 10, 1800 on one side. The reverse side bears an incomplete and unaddressed letter dated Tunis, April 11, 1800.
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52-1. PEALE, CHARLES WILLSON, 1741-1827, portrait painter and naturalist. Autograph letter signed. 7 pp. , 4to. Dated; Belfield, Oct. 23, 1814. To Franklin Peale, his son. Discusses inventions, windmills, pumps, cotton spinning, et. Mentions his own experiments and Taylor's factory at Falls of Schuylkill. Written to stimulate his son's mind. Mentions Benjamin Franklin.
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52-2. PEALE, CHARLES WILSON, 1741-1827, portrait painter and naturalist. Autograph letter, signed. 2 1/2 pp.., 4to. Dated; Belfield, July 31, 1814. To Franklin Peale. Mutilated. (stored in folio box).

52-3. PEALE, REMBRANDT, 1778-1860* , portrait and historical painter. Autographed letter, signed. 2 pp.., 4to. Dated; Philadelphia, Dec. 30, 1823. To H. Brevoort.
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53. WOOSTER, DAVID, 1711-1777, merchant and Revolutionary brigadier general. Montreal, February 25, 1776. To General George Washington.
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54. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Autograph manuscript of the account of John Trumbull with A. C. de Poggi and George Baker, 1790-1800. 8 pp. Folio. Account of engravings sold.
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55. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Autograph signed copies of his letters to Charles Wilkes, September 2 and 3, 1822; and to Asher B. Durand, September 3, 1822. 2 pp., 4to.
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56. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Autograph copies of letters written to the Prince Regent of Great Britain and to Louis XVIII of France, on behalf of the American Academy of Fine Arts. 1819. 2 pp. , 4to.
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57. BELCHER, JONATHAN, 1681/2-1757, merchant and governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Letter, signed. 1 p., small 4to. Dated; Boston, January 22, 1732. Regarding treatment of a lame Indian and the Council to reimburse for treatment.
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58. PEPPERELL, SIR WILLIAM, 1696-1759, merchant, colonial official and soldier. Letter, signed. 3 pp., to. Dated; Springfield, August 15, 1757. To Captain Christe, on French and Indian war matters.
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59. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Autograph letter, signed. 3 pp., folio. Dated; Lebanon, March 18, 1776. To General Washington. Acknowledging receipt of a letter from him, informing him of the evacuation of Boston by the British and which Trumbull characterizes as a shameful retreat.
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60. TRUMBULL, JOHN, 1756-1843, painter of the Revolution. Letter, signed. 2/12 pp., folio. Dated; Lebanon, March 25, 1776. To General Washington. A sequel to the preceding. Relates to the retreat of the British from Boston. Mentions Cornwallis having gone to North Carolina.
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61. PENN, WILLIAM, 1644-1718, Quaker statesman and founder of Pennsylvania. Autograph letter, signed. 1 p., folio. Dated; July 22, 1685. To Thomas Lloyd of Philadelphia. Recommending Jacob Chapman to Friends in Philadelphia and telling about his business with Lord Baltimore and that it looks good.
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62. PENN, WILLIAM, 1644-1718, Quaker statesman and founder of Pennsylvania. Autograph letter, signed. 1 p., folio. January 13, 1684/5. To Thomas Lloyd of Philadelphia. On address sheet in his autograph is 'For my esteemed Friend Thomas Lloyd, Pres. of Ye Councell of Pennsylvania." A letter introducing a friend.
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63. HANCOCK, JOHN, 1736/37-1793, merchant and politician. Letter, signed. 2 1/4 pp., folio. Dated; Philadelphia, October 12, 1776. To the Assembly of Virginia. Mended in folds. Slight defect in several words caused by the removal of wax seal. Regards support of solders and sufficient bounty and grants lands.
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64. [PENN, WILLIAM, 1644-1718, Quaker statesman and founder of Pennsylvania.] Original Manuscript draft of letter to William Penn from the Council of Pennsylvania. 2 pp.., folio. Circa 1697 (?).
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65. PHILADELPHIA. Contemporary copy of a petition of the merchants of Philadelphia to the Deputy Governor and Provincial Council of Pennsylvania. 2 pp., folio.
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66. FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, 1706-1790, printer, inventor, statesman. {and others} Charles Wilson Peale's Certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society. Dated; July 21, 1786. Signed by Benjamin Franklin and seven others. 1 p., oblong folio. With the seal of the society suspended on silk ribbon. (stored in folio box).

67. VACANT.

68. VACANT.

69. WASHNGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Letter, signed. 2 pp., folio. Dated: "Headquarters near Windsor, June 16, 1781." To General Clinton, regarding his and Rochambeau's engagement against the British at New York.
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70-1. VACANT.

70-2. {WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States.} Note signed by H. Y. Rush presenting autograph letter of George Washington to David Clark. Dated: January 30, 1877.

70-3. {WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States.} 10 page account by A. Y. Rush of his obtaining autograph letter of George Washington in Virginia during the Civil War.

71. VIRGINIA (Colony). Manuscript "List of Persons in Virginia, applying for commissions in the Army now being raised, or in the Provisional Army." In an unknown hand written on two folio sheets. Accompanied by printed form of allegiance, 12mo. The manuscript has some repairs. (stored in folio box)

72-1. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the FRAMED United States. Autograph letter, signed. 4 pp., small 4to. Dated: Philadelphia, November 21, 1791. To General Lafayette. Mildewed, defect in folds, several holes affecting some words. The letter by Washington mentions that Trumbull is engaged in painting a series of pictures of the American Revolution and asks Lafayette to use his influence in getting patronage for sale of engravings of the subjects in France.
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72-2. VACANT.

 

Box 8

73. LAFAYETTE, MARIE JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE, 1757-1834, statesman and soldier. Autograph letter, signed. 1 p., folio. May 10, 1781. To Baron von Steuben. Written in English. Regarding engagement with the English at St. Petersburg.
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74. LAFAYETTE, MARIE JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE, 1757-1834, statesman and soldier. Autograph letter, signed. 2 pp., 4to. Dated; Paris, September 10, 1786. In French. To an unnamed person.
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75. LAFAYETTE, MARIE JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GLBERT DU MOTER, MARQUS DE, 1757-1834, statesman and solder. Autograph letter, signed. 2 pp., 4to. Dated; Paris, September, 1789. In French. To an unnamed person.
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76. FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, 1706-1790, printer, inventor, statesman. Autograph letter, signed. 1 1/2 pp., folio. London, December 20, 1766. To Messrs. Rush & Potts, at Edinburgh. Regarding their conduct at Edinburgh University, giving instructions as to how to conduct themselves. Mended in folds.

77. VACANT

78. REVERE, PAUL, 1735-1818, patriot, silversmith, engraver. Certificate signed by Paul Revere as 'Lt. Col.' Certifies that Michael Philips was discharged. Dated; April 17, 1779. On the reverse, a receipt signed by Benjamin James for gun, etc., received from Michael Philips. 1 p., oblong 8vo.
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79. LAW, THOMAS. Autograph letter, signed. 1 p., 4to. Dated; Washington, March 19, 1804. To Robert G. Harper. States in his letter 'Mr. Stuart's price for a picture like mine is $100.'
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80. {IRVING, WASHINGTON, 1783-1859, author.} Certificate of honorary membership in the American Academy of Fine Arts. Signed by John Trumbull and A. C. Robertson. 1 p., folio. Dated; July 3, 1824. (stored in folio box).

81. VACANT

82. PHILADELPHIA. Manuscript map entitled 'Copied from Wm. Scull's Map. Taken from a scale 10 miles to an inch. February 2, 1774, per Jacob Beery. To the Assembly of Pennsylvania'". Oblong mall folio, mended in folds. (stored in folio box).

83. NUMBER CANCELLED Item renumbered as 85e

84. VACANT

85. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Manuscript map made by George Washington of four tracts of land belonging to him on the Great Kanhawa River in West VIRGINIA. With 23 lines of explanatory text in his autograph and signed by him. 1 p., folio. Dated December 25, 1787. (stored in folio box).

85a. IRVING, WASHINGTON, 1783-1859, author. Original autograph manuscript of pp. 481-499 of his Life of George Washington, volume IV, chapter 28, being an account of the Siege of Yorktown. 11 pp., 4to. Each leaf mounted. Bound in a 4to volume, half green morocco. Inscribed on fly-leaf; '"George H. Moore Esq. with kind regards of his friend John B. Moreau. June 2, 1865."

85b. IRVING, WASHINGTON, 1783-1859, author. Original manuscript journal, covering the period July 31, 1803 to {August 30, 1803}. 57 pp., 4to. Bound in a small 4to volume, full blue morocco. Pasted in the front of the volume is a sepia drawing of Ballston Springs by I Milbert. Signed.

85c. IRVING, WASHINGTON, 1783-1859, author. Madrid Journal, 1827-1828. Autobiographical record of Irving's life in Madrid from 1826-1828. July 28, 1829 - August 23, 1829. Autograph manuscript in ink and occasionally pencil. 48 leaves. 5 7/8 inches. Cardboard covers, damaged last leaf. See; New York Public Library. Bulletin. volume 62, page 217 ff., especially p. 221.

85d. STUART WASHINGTON PORTRAIT. Volume entitled "Controversy about a Stuart Washington portrait, exhibited at Phillips Manor House, Yonkers on Hudson, between the owner, Mr. A. S. Cochrane, T. B. Clarke, and a former owner, Mr. Chas. J. Hart on the one hand, and Chas. A,. Munn on the other." Comprising typewritten copies of correspondence, illustrations from photographs, and newspaper clippings. Bound in one volume, 4to, Half red morocco.

 

PART IV: Vacant numbers; items not presently contained in the Charles Allen Munn Collecton. The numbers in part IV correspond to numbers in other parts of the list which are indicated as being vacant.

67. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Letter, signed. 1 p., folio. Newburgh, April 6, 1783. To John Peirce. Regarding the resettlement of Army accounts.

68. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Original Autograph Survey, signed, with a sketch or plate on the same sheet, drawn by Washington. 1 p., folio. Dated April 12, 1750. This is a survey of land owned by Thomas Parker.

70-1. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Autograph letter, signed. 1 p. 4to. Dated: "Dumfries, Friday, 10 o'clock." Addressed to "Dear George" (George Lafayette Washington). Regarding the planting of seeds.

72-2. {WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States} Transcript of letter from George Washington to General Lafayette in the autograph of John Trumbull (1756- 1843). With a note by Trumbull regarding the defective condition of the letter. The note by Trumbull states that the letter of Washington was defaced and mutilated because it reached France at the time of the French Revolution and was damaged by falling in water and by mishandling, and that it never reached Lafayette, and was finally handed over to Trumbull while he was in London.

77. FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, 1706-1790, printer, inventor, statesman. Autograph letter, signed. 2 pp., 4to. Philadelphia, May 6, 1786. With a postscript on the third page, consisting of seven lines, signed with initials. Addressed on the fourth page: to Andrew Strahan, Printer. Mentions that the British Admiralty made him a present of a copy of Cook's Voyage because of his consideration in forbidding our American cruisers to intercept or molest Captain Cook in case they should meet him. Hr asks Strahan to procure for him a copy of Cook's second voyage.

81. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, 1767-1848, president of the United States. Autograph letter, signed. 2 pp., 4 to. Quincy, Nov 2, 1835. To John Fellows. On Freemasonry.

84. WASHINGTON, GEORGE, 1732-1799, first president of the United States. Autograph letter, signed. 1 p., folio. Dated: Headquarters, May 20, 1782. To Col. Benjamin Tupper, stating he is enclosing him a copy of the general order for the execution of a prisoner, and that the time and place is up to Col. Tupper. With the address sheet also signed "Go. Washington."

88. Munn Correspondence.

86. TRUMBULL POSTAGE STAMP, 1994. Based of "The Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga" 1777 by John Trumbull.

87. THACHER, JAMES (1754-1844), doctor and writer. Autograph letter signed to John Trumbull. Plymouth, Massachusetts. April 20, 1840. 1 1/4 pages. In this letter to his friend John Trumbull, Thacher thanks Trumbull for a painting. Discusses his health and writes about a geological expedition his nephew has recently been on.

 

PART V; Cancelled numbers. These are items listed in the June 1, 1977 list under: (Section) IV. ADDITIONS. These items have now been integrated into the appropriate sections of the revised list.

110. CANCELLED. See: Part II, number 85a.

110a. CANCELLED. See: Part II, number 85b.

111. CANCELLED. See: Part II, number 85d.

112. CANCELLED. See: Part II, number 85c.

113. CANCELLED. See: Part I, number 30f..

 


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