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    [Historical - Miscellaneous]. Science, the Arts, Royalty. 1 page (9.75 x 8 in.; 248 x 203 mm.), New York, 15 February 1864, to Benjamin Silliman in New Haven, Connecticut. Morse writes in part: ...I thank you sincerely for the Photograph which was within the envelope, and which shows you yet erect and fresh with more of youth marked in your figure & face than in the enclosed reciprocated photograph of the boy whom I cannot but think you remember as somewhat wayward and unpromising when your pupil in years long gone by. Yet you see some indications on his breast of foreign appreciation...If the gratification such tokens naturally given to the recipient, pertains in a larger degree to me, yet I cannot but think that the sower of the seed will himself be gratified at the evidence that the seed which was sown, did not perish in the ground... Silliman, a professor of chemistry at Yale for more than 50 years, was one of the most prominent American scientists of the nineteenth century. Morse studied under him as an undergraduate, and did not forget Silliman's influence when he redirected his own attentions to scientific invention. Planck, Max. Autograph letter signed ("M. Planck"), in German, on his "Wangenheimstr. 21, Berlin-Grunewald" personal letterhead stationery (his house, which was totally destroyed in a bomb attack on 15 February, 1944), 1 page (5.75 x 8.25 in.; 146 x 210 mm.), 2 August 1942, written to Councillor Michelmann. Usual folds with minor paperclip stain at upper corner; otherwise, in fine condition. Planck writes in part: ...It was for me an emotional pleasure to look back into the past spent in Munich...I send you the historical picture of the Gauss-Weber with the famous wire, which I don't like to leave here when I leave the house with my wife, as its fate is quite uncertain...M. Planck. Included with Planck's letter is the mentioned 9-page typed carbon copy article entitled "Reminiscences. Mrs. Antonie von Siebold", an essay of recollections on former times in Munich, which appeared in the Muenchener Zeitung. With original transmittal envelope. Schliemann, Heinrich. Autograph quotation signed ("H. Schliemann"), in German, 1 page (8.25 x 5 in.; 210 x 127 mm.), on blue paper, Breslau, 6 August 1884. Schliemann pens, in full: There are many deep abyss that by the fate of the deepest of them is in our heart and it is very tempting to jump into it. H. Schliemann. Fine condition. Eisenstein, Sergei. Autograph letter signed ("S. Eisenstein"), 1 page (5.6 x 7.9 in.; 142 x 201 mm.), in Cyrillic, on "Central United Film Studio for the film production Ivan the Terrible" letterhead stationary, from Alta Ata, 6 May 1943, written in red pencil to Alexander Mikhailovic. Minor separations at the folds. Eisenstein writes in full, Dear Alexander Mikhailovic: I am asking you very much to help comrade Naumova who is working as costume designer on my film for her short stay in Moscow. On food and living. Grateful in advance. With comrade greetings, S. Eisenstein. Written during the filming of Part I of Ivan the Terrible, a two-part historical epic about Ivan the Fourth of Russia. Weill, Kurt. Document signed ("Kurt Weill"), 2 pages (8.5 x 11 in.; 216 x 279 mm.), 9 April 1942. Staple holes at upper left corner, a couple short tears at top edge. Being the ASCAP registration form for this composition Konzert fur Violin & Blasorchester [Concerto for violin and wind orchestra, op. 12], scored for solo violin with two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two trumpets, one trombone, one percussionist, and one contrabass. The printed document is filled out entirely in Weill's hand and includes performance locations of the piece. Princess Diana & Prince Charles. Exceptional photograph signed ("Diana" and "Charles"), 8 x 10 in.; (203 x 254 mm.), color, matted to approx. 11 x 14 in. (279 x 356 mm.) board. A fantastic portrait of the couple posing with their royal staff. Signed in the lower margin by both, and dated (in Charles' hand) "1992". In fine condition.

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