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  • Collection: G. Edward Elwell, Jr., Autograph Collection

Letter from Henry VIII to Marie, Empress of Austria, 1543 November 24

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Henry VIII recalls Edward Bonner, Bishop of London, and Sir Francis Bryan as envoys to the Emperor. The King proposes that Dr. Nicholas Wotton, Dean of Canterbury, who had been envoy to the queen, should be sent in their place to the Emperor. The…

Letter from the Marquis de Lafayette to Captain Beaulieu, 1831 September 7

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Lafayette promises to advocate for American Revolutionary War veteran Joseph-Louis Descudier de Beaulieu in the lower house of Parliament, la Chambre des députés, and wishes to consult with his friend Peter Stephen Du Ponceau of Philadelphia over…

Military appointment of Samuel Gilman, Jr., 1863 December 24

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In this letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, President Lincoln supports New York Supreme Court Justice Nathan Clifford's request to appoint Samuel Gilman, Jr., to the 3rd Artillery Regiment of the U.S. Army.

Letter of appointment, 1833 February 23

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William IV appoints Lieutenant-General John Sulivan Wood to replace Lord Frederick Fitz-Clarence as Lieutenant of the Tower of London. William also directs Lord Hill to fill the vacant Lieutenant Governorship of Kinsale.

Letter from President Roosevelt to G. Edward Elwell, Jr., 1908 February 15

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President Theodore Roosevelt replies to Elwell's letter of February 13 and comments upon his relationship with his cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Officer's commission, 1820 May 8

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King George IV commissions Hector Munro as a captain in the 92nd Regiment of Foot.

Speech honoring Washington's birth and photograph of President Coolidge, 1931

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G. Edward Elwell, Jr., the chairman of Washington's Birthday Bicentennial Commission for Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, received this autographed photograph of President Calvin Coolidge and an excerpt of Coolidge's 1927 speech honoring Washington.

Letter from Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, to Mr. Peacock, 1911 April 24

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In this letter, Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales, discusses the passing of contemporaries, travel plans and his interest in coalmines, and London's music scene with his friend Sir Edward Robert Peacock. Includes a "Virginia Hot Springs" hotel card…

Letter from President John Tyler to Mr. Spencer, 1843 October 20

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President John Tyler expresses his approval of the political appointment of Mr. Munn.

Land grant, 1789 June 6

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Patrick Henry authorizes his friend George Thompson to sell two tracts of land in Jefferson County, Virginia.