Thirteen (13) historical letters and documents, most signed, including William Bowen Campbell, William Blount Carter, Parry Wayne Humphreys, Samuel Cole Williams, and more. 1st item: Autographed document (AD), unsigned with clipped signature. One page quarto handwritten document from William Bowen Campbell, Governor of Tennessee, Colonel in the Mexican-American War, Union Brigadier General in the Civil War, member of the United States House of Representatives, Camp at Lomita, dated August 2, 1846, Manuscript copy of a general order with corrections, printed copy would have been made from this manuscript, giving orders for the soldiers to "…keep within the line of sentinels and not to leave the encampment without leave in writing…" Countersigned by Adolphus Heiman, Adjutant of the First Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, with Campbell's clipped autograph from another document affixed below reading "WB Campbell." Later pencil inscription top right corner. 10" H x 8" W. 2nd item: Autographed document signed (ADS). One page oblong 12mo handwritten promissory note from William Blount Carter (1792-1848), member of the United States House of Representatives and Tennessee General Assembly, Carter County planter, and Colonel in the United States Army during the War of 1812, Jonesborough, TN, dated October 2, 1843, to Robert Love for "….twenty five hundred pounds of merchantable bar iron delivered at my forge on Roanes Creek…" signed "Wm: B Carter (seal)." later pencil inscription below signature. 4 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W. 3rd item: Autographed letter signed (ALS). One and one half page bifolium handwritten letter from Parry Wayne Humphreys (c. 1777-1839), member of the Tennessee Senate and United States House of Representatives, attorney, judge, and namesake of Humphery's County, TN, Jackson, TN, dated February 16, 1836, to Colonel Robert Love, Nashville, TN, regarding the collection of a debt. Address panel to back page. Later pencil inscription, top right corner of first page. 10" H x 16" W. 4th-7th items: Four (4) correspondences between Samuel Cole Williams (1864-1947), jurist, historian, author of numerous historical monograms, attorney, educator, and businessman, Johnson City, TN, and Katherine K Ewing, Nashville historian and genealogical researcher, dated from August 11-25, 1944, including one (1) TLS, two page letter from Cole, one (1) ALS, one page double sided letter from Cole, and two (2) carbon copies of unsigned typed letters from Ewing, all regarding historical figures John Cockrill and Ann Robertson. Ranging in size from 10 5/8" H x 7 3/8" W to 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W. 8th item: Autographed letter signed (ALS). One page handwritten letter from Augustus Herman Pettibone (1835-1918), member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1884, personal letter written on House of Representatives letterhead. Signed "A.H. Pettibone" below. Later pencil inscription, top right corner. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W. 9th item: Typed autographed letter (TLS), one page typed letter from Frank Goad Clement, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, TN, dated April 11, 1956, to Patricia Ann Lahr, Marion, Indiana, regarding an autographed picture that she had requested. Signed "Frank G Clement" below. Later pencil inscription, top right corner. 8 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W. 10th-12th items: Three (3) autographed letters (AL), two (2) signed, two or three page handwritten letters from Stanley Fitzgerald Horn, editor of Southern Lumberman, Tennessee State Historian, and author, dated from January 15, 1912-July 27, 1917, to Beryl Williams, his wife, all written on color illustrated hotel letterheads, including two (2) Hotel Gayoso, Memphis, TN and one (1) The Exchange Hotel, Montgomery, AL, all with envelopes. Horn pencil signatures were added later. Includes one (1) illustrated Hotel Atkin, Knoxville, TN envelope. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 6 5/8" W to 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W. 13th item: One page signed carbon copy of a typed letter from James Earl Ray (1928-1998), assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., State Prison, Nashville, TN, dated October 3, 1973, regarding the case of Ray v. Foreman Et Al. Signed "James E. Ray" below. 13" H x 8 5/8" W. CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: Foxing spots, areas of toning, acid burn, handling wear. 2nd item: Foxing spots, areas of toning/acid burn (does not affect signature). 3rd item: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear, tears, largest 3 3/4" (does not affect signature). 4th-7th items: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear (does not affect signatures). 8th item: Handing wear with 1" tear, top left. 9th item: Toning, handling wear (does not affect signature). Paste residue en verso. 10th-12th items: Foxing spots, areas of toning, handling wear (does not affect signatures).
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