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Carte de visite of Confederate General Robert E.  Lee, signed by him and taken around 1864 in the studios of Vannerson & Jones in Richmond, Va.  (est.$4,000-$5,000).

Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Artwork & Comic Art Auction, May 26th

University Archives / May 26, 2021

http://www.universityarchives.com

An autograph album from 1862 containing the signature of Abraham Lincoln and 226 members of his administration and Congress, a manuscript penned by Sir Isaac Newton with mathematical notes and calculations relating to Book III of his iconic scientific work Principia, and a one-page typed letter from 1919 signed by Vladimir Lenin as Chairman of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Defense Council are a few expected star lots in University Archives’ online-only auction of rare autographs, manuscripts, artwork and comic art slated for May 26th. The auction, packed with a little more than 400 lots, has a start time of 10:30 am Eastern time. The catalog is up for viewing and bidding now, on the revamped University Archives website (www.UniversityArchives.com), as well as the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. It’s just the third auction that will be conducted from University Archives’ new, 6,000-square-foot facilities in Wilton, Conn. Major categories include presidential (Washington to Obama); science (Einstein, Newton, Edison, etc.); world leaders (Lenin, Trotsky, Horatio Nelson, etc.); art (comic art, Maurice Sendak, Charles Schulz, Warhol, etc.); space / aviation (Lindbergh, Russian cosmonauts, Neil Armstrong, the Enola Gay, etc.); religion (Methodism, John and Samuel Wesley, Mormons, Quakers, etc.); African American (MLK Jr., Rosa Parks, etc.); and early American (Rev War, John Hancock, etc.). For more information about University Archives and the online-only Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Artwork & Comic Art slated for Wednesday, May 26th please visit www.universityarchives.com.

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