Eighteen (18) Coleman/Boyd/Marshall Family Related Paper Items. 1st item: Receipt signed by John Hancock, commission merchant and nephew of John Hancock (1737-1793), to Robert Boyd, Boston, MA, dated October 11, 1793. The one page, printed and handwritten receipt with indicates that payment was received by Hancock for “30 1/2 lts Double Refin’t Salt petre a 3/6 $17.79/add 1/2th…29/$18.08”, signed by Boyd and Hancock. Copper engraved vignette of a mythological woman holding an anchor with a banner reading “Perseverano” before several ships, top left of receipt. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Receipt – 7 3/4″ H x 8 1/8″ W. Sight – 7 3/4″ H x 9 7/8″ W. Framed – 8 7/8″ H x 10 7/8″ W. Note: John Hancock’s nephews, named Thomas and John Hancock, went into business in 1793, following their uncle’s death. The brothers dealt mainly in coast wise shipping of cotton, tobacco, fish, and dry goods, and owned a general store. John Hancock (1774-1859) appears to have operated both in partnership with his brother and on his own, trading commodities including cotton, tobacco, coffee, flour, potash, and gunpowder with merchants in New England, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Baltimore, as well as in Great Britain, Europe, and the West Indies. He owned ships and at least one store on Long Wharf. Hancock also acted as an agent for Boston gunpowder sales of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company before and during the War of 1812. (source: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~bak00160). 2nd item: Printed poem on silk written to commemorated the death of Captain Samuel Treat of the Continental Artillery, who fell during the Siege of Fort Mifflin, September 26-November 16, 1777. The poem, consisting of 19 four line stanzas, are arranged in two columns and separated by a wavy line. Housed under glass in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 12 1/2″ H x 9 3/8″ W. Framed – 14 3/4″ H x 11 1/2″ W. Note: The Siege of Fort Mifflin or Siege of Mud Island Fort from September 26 to November 16, 1777 saw British land batteries commanded by Captain John Montresor and a British naval squadron under Vice Admiral Lord Richard Howe attempt to capture an American fort in the Delaware River commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith. The operation finally succeeded when the wounded Smith’s successor, Major Simeon Thayer, evacuated the fort on the night of November 15 and the British occupied the place the following morning. 3rd item: Harvard diploma issued to Gulielmum Boyd in recognition of his receiving a Bachelor of Arts, dated August 30, 1820, signed by John Thornton Kirkland (1770-1840), President of Harvard University from 1810 to 1828, Johannes Davis, Treasurer, and Johannes Pierce, Secretary. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight – 10″ H x 16 1/2″ W. Framed – 11 1/4″ H x 17 7/8″. 4th-6th items: Three (3) handwritten speeches composed by an unidentified member of the Coleman/Boyd/Marshall family, one (1) six double-sided pages speech with stitching was given on the anniversary of the Billings Society of Standish, Maine, dated October 4, 1825, and two (2) addressed to a Masonic Lodge, one (1) three and one half double-sided pages, dated 1844 and one (1) four double-sided pages, dated 1845. 9 3/4″ H x 8 1/8″ W. 7th item: Lithograph titled “John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1801-1835″ after a painting by John Blennerhassett Martin (American/Irish, 1797-1857), published by C.E. Anderson, 1901. Depicts a three-quarter view of Marshall in his robes of office. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight – 13 1/4″ H x 9 7/8″ W. Framed – 20 5/8″ H x 17 1/8″ W. 8th item: University of Virginia, Bachelor of Law diploma issued to Mr. Lewis M. Coleman, Markham, VA, dated June 30, 1880. 19 3/4″ H x 15 3/4″ W. 9th item: Prentice Cooper, Governor of the State of Tennessee appointment conferring Charles Boyd Coleman the position of Colonel, Governor’s Staff, in the Service of the National Guard, dated June 21, 1939. 17 1/2″ H x 11 1/2″ W. 9th item: Jim Nance McCord, Governor of the State of Tennessee appointment conferring Charles Boyd Coleman the position of Colonel, Aide De Camp, Governor’s Staff, dated April 25, 1945. 17″ H x 14 1/8″ W. 10th item: Congress of the United States Certificate of Merit issued herewith The Selective Service Medal to Charles Boyd Coleman, dated circa 1945-1953. Facsimile signatures for President Harry Truman and Lewis B. Hershey, Director of Selective Service. 6 1/2″ H x 12 1/2″ W. 11th item: Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America certificate recognizing Mrs. Julia Wingate Boyd Coleman as a member in right of her ancestor Governor John Winthrop, dated January 19, 1904. 15 1/2″ H x 21 1/4″ W. 12th item: Sigma Chi Fraternity certificate issued to Charles Boyd Coleman recognizing that he was initiated into the Psi Chapter at the University of Virginia, dated November 11, 1923. 8″ H x 9 3/8″ W. 13th item: Chattanooga College of Law, Bachelor of Law diploma issued to Charles Boyd Coleman, dated June 3, 1938. 19 7/8″ H x 15 7/8″ W. 14th item: Presidential Selective Services appointment conferring Charles Boyd Coleman the position of Boardman, Chairman of the Hamilton County Local Board No. 5, Tennessee, dated October 17, 1940. 10 1/4″ H x 13″ W. 15th item: Army of the United States certificate of service issued to Charles Boyd Coleman, 0-516006, Major, Corps of Military Police, served from May 12, 1943-September 1944. 10 1/2″ H x 8 1/8″ W. 16th item: Davis King Summers Post Number Fourteen certificate in recognition of Charles Boyd Coleman, Member of Selective Service System, dated January 12, 1943. 7 7/8″ H x 10 1/8″ W. 17th item: Selective Service System appointment conferring Charles Boyd Coleman as a member of the Retired Reserve of the Selective Service System, dated November 7, 1960. 10 1/8″ H x 12 1/8″ W. Early 19th/mid 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Lewis Minor Coleman, Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis M. Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. was related to the family of Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother’s side. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with minute foxing spots, surface of receipt. Signatures in strong, clear condition. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with surface scratches and stains, largest 1/4″, tears, largest 1″, surface of silk. Not examined outside of frame. 3rd item: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, largest 4″ x 1″, surface of letter. Tears, largest 1 1/2”, surface of paper seal. Not examined outside of frame. 4th-6th items: Overall good condition with dampstaining, foxing spots, tears, toning, etc. to speeches. Writing in legible condition. 7th item: Overall god condition with toning/acid burn. Not examined outside of frame. 8th-18th item: Overall good condition with dampstaining, foxing spots, acid burn, etc. to be expected from age.
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