University Archives is pleased to announce our March 2021 Sale.

Our March 3, 2021 sale, which tips the scale at a healthy 409 lots, provides another great opportunity for aspiring and veteran collectors alike to enlarge or refine their collections. We thought it would be appropriate in the weeks following Inauguration Day to offer a cross-section of U.S. Presidential and First Lady autographs. The result is a range of historical material from U.S. Presidents, from (#1) George Washington to (#46) Joseph R. Biden; as well as an assortment representing First Ladies, from (#1) Martha Washington to (#22/24) Frances Cleveland, and from (#26) Edith Roosevelt to (#35) Jackie Kennedy. We also have rare autographs, manuscripts, books, relics, and historic collectibles representing the best of Science, Foreign, Space / Aviation, Early American, Literary, Art, Music, and Notorious.

Thomas Jefferson

LOT No. 161 -- (Estimate: $90,000 - $100,000)

Exceptional Jefferson Presidential Address to the Cherokee Nation



Manuscript Document Signed, “Th: Jefferson,” as President, 4 pages, 8″ x 10″, Washington, January 10, 1806, an address directed to “My Friends & Children Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation.” With one additional word, “inclosed” added to the text in Jefferson’s hand. Laid into a slightly larger sheet, expected folds, else very fine condition.

Abraham Lincoln

LOT No. 218 -- (Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000)

President Lincoln Attempts to Resolve Issue With Illinois Railroad Company


An important 2pp autograph letter signed by 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) as “A. Lincoln” at the center of the second page. Inscribed front and verso on “Executive Mansion, Washington” stationery, May 23, 1863. Addressed to U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869). Expected light paper folds, else in near fine condition. 7.75” x 9.75.” Accompanied by a portion of the original transmittal wrapper inscribed and signed by Stanton as “Referred to the / Quarter Master / General for / report / Edwin M Stanton / May 29th / Presidents [sic] letter in / relation to the / Illinois R Road.” Docketed below. Mounting traces verso, else near fine. 3.5″ x 7.75.”