GROUP OF NINETEEN (19) LETTERS FROM GORDON TO EDWARD D. KIMBALL AND A FEW OTHERS, DATED 28 JANUARY 1862 TO 21 AUGUST 1862, INCLUDING THREE LETTERS WRITTEN TO GORDON, PLUS THREE (3) RECEIPTSGordon, O.H. The letters from Gordon are datelined New York. The receipts cover an Oregon War Loan, a deposit slip for Phenix Bank, NYC, and a quarterly statement of Kimball's account Gordon. Partial contents of the letters include: The Burnside Expedition; price and availabilty of Java Coffee; Chinese shipping; financial matters, stocks and bonds; Civil War news from the South and from the West; sleighing in Salem and Concord; $5,000 Oregon War Loan; US Government sending vessels south to Richmond "without delay"; &c.
ARCHIVE: HANDWRITTEN LETTER, SIGNED, FROM PRAM PRAM [ACCRA, GHANA], ALONG WITH FIVE (5) OTHER HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS WRITTEN ca. 1857 FROM COASTAL AFRICAHudson, Capt. Samuel H. Six documents in all. The Hudson letter, addressed to E.D. Kimball, Esq., recommends James R. Stray for second mate aboard the ship "Buckeye," in part: ".[he's] been in your employ on this coast five voyages.he's a temperate and hard working man., Yours respectfully, Sam'l H. Hudson. Together with the letter are four handwritten receipts for Capt. Hudson's maritime trade in Accra, signed by Henry Richers, William Johnston and John Mullen. Also present is a two-page accounting manuscript of African cargoes sold by Edward Kimball: ivory, palm oil, camwood, &c., from the Barks "Buckeye" and "Louisa." All six documents in this small archive are from March-December, 1847. Five are datelined Pram Pram and Accra. The largest is 8" x 10"; the smallest 4" x 5". // Edward D. Kimball was a noted Salem, Massachusetts maritime merchant and shipping magnate. Although the focus of his trade was with the west coast of Africa, Kimball's vessels also sailed to the East Indies, the Pacific Islands, South America, Australia, and Asia.
GROUP OF NINE (9) FOLIOS OF SHEET MUSIC CONTAINING WORDS & MUSIC TO SONGS RECORDED BY BOB WILLS AND HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYSWills, Bob Nine folios with pictorial covers. "San Antonio Rose," NY, 1940 [2 folios, one with prior owner's name on cover]. "There's A Big Rock in the Road," Nashville, 1946. "Cotton Eyed Joe," Hollywood, 1947. "You Don't Care What Happens to Me," Nashville, 1945. "Smoke on the Water," Chicago, 1943 [name on cover]. "You've Got A Sweet Kind of Love," Nashville, 1947 [name on cover]. "Rose of Ol' Pawnee," Nashville, 1947. "Deep Water," Nashville, 1948.
Simmons, Roscoe Colkins Sepiatone print on old stock, a 3/4-length studio portrait of Colonel Simmons wearing a dark suit and vest, high white collar with silk bowtie, watch chain with pendant, large ring on his left hand, holding his spectacles. Image size, 13" x 10"; overall, 17" x 14". Margins toned; dust soiling on verso. Creases seen here were exaggerated by lighting, and are barely discernible on the original. "Roscoe Conkling Simmons (born 1878 or 1881, died 1951) was an African-American orator, civic leader, journalist and politician. He was graduated from Tuskegee Institute in 1899. He served as head of the Colored Division of the Speakers' Bureau of the Republican National Committee in 1920, 1924, and 1928. He was an advisor to three American presidents. He worked for the Chicago Defender from 1916 through the mid-1930s, and for the Chicago Tribune from the late 1940's until his death in 1951.The date of his birth is uncertain. Obituaries state his age in 1951 as anywhere between Simmons' own assertion that he was sixty-three and his oldest friends' statements that place his age nearer to seventy-five. A birth date of June 20,1878 in Greenview, Mississippi is listed in the earliest inventories of his papers produced by the Harvard University Archives. A passport appliction holds a 1918 certification of birth signed by his parents that state the year and place of his birth as 1881 in Macon, Mississippi." [Harvard Archives, dating this print as 1930."
Lewis, Jim 50 pages; one illustration from photograph. Contains words and music to 20 songs performed by Texas Jim, including: When the Robins Sing in Texas; Saddles in the Sky; Buckaroo at Eighty-two; Fiddlin' Fool of the Prairie; Out Arizona Way; and 15 more. In the original pictorial covers, 12.25" x 9". Light spotting at top of cover.
Thompson, Hank Volume 1 comprises 36 pages, including 12 illustrations from photographs. It contains words and music to 15 songs, written and performed by Hank Thompson, including: Rub-A-Dub Dub; You're Walking On My Heart; When You're Lovin', You're Livin'; Cryin' In the Deep Blue Sea; Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love; and 10 more. Volume 2 comprises 40 pages, including 20 illustrations from photographs. It contains words and music to 14 Hank Thompson songs, including: Honey, Honey Bee Ball; Wake Up, Irene; Honky-Tonk Girl; A Fooler, A Faker; and 10 more. Both volumes are bound in the original pictorial wrapper, 12" x 9". Former owner's name and original price sticker on cover of No. 2. Thompson, known as The King of Western Swing, was backed by The Brazos Valley Boys to produce their honky tonk cowboy sound.
Martin, Dude pp: 31, (30; three illustrations from photographs. Contains a page of autobiography, along with words and music to 20 songs, five of them written or co-written by Duke Martin. Titles include: Old Worn Out Saddle; Yodel Mountain; Why Cowboys Sing; Yodeling Memories; Night Herder's Lullaby; Mockin' Bird Yodel; and 14 more. In the original pictorial covers, 12" x 9". Faint stain at bottom of back cover. "Dude" Martin, born John Steven McSwain in California in 1915, began his career in high school as leader of The Nevada Nite Herders. By 1939, his western-swing band had grown to 10 members, renamed Dude Martin's Roundup Gang. Martin is a member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.