The Great Seals of the [United] States - GOVERNORS’ AUTOGRAPHS 1941

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Ella J. Campbell, The Great Seals of the States, 1941. Scrapbook bound in black textured leather with gilt-stamped title on front, 4to (30 cm), hand-calligraphy titles, containing loose collection of state seals, governors' autographs, and occasional letters and other ephemera such as clippings, prints of state flags, and letters. A few letterhead pages contain state-seal watermarks.

This collection contains seals and autographs/signatures for the following states and territories: AL: Frank M. Dixon, AZ: Sidney P. Osborn, AR: Homer M. Adkins, CA (seal creased): Culbert Olson, CO: Ralph L. Carr, CT (print): Robert A. Hurley, KY: (facsimile?), ID: (no autograph), IN: Henry F. Schricker, IA: George A. Wilson, KS: Payne Ratnor, MD (in brochure): Herbert R. O'Conor, MI: Murray D. Van Wagoner (photo), MN (print): Harold E. Stassen, MS: Paul B. Johnson (with photo and 16pp booklet), MO: Forrest C. Donnell (with 8pp booklet), MT: Sam C. Ford, NE: Dwight Griswold, NH: Robert O. Blood (photo postcard), NJ: Charles Edison (son of Thomas Edison), NM: John E. Miles (with small brochure), NC (creased): (facsimile), ND (print): John Moses (print photo), OH: John W. Bricker (with 10pp booklet by WPA program, cover loose), OK: Leon C. Phillips, PA (no seal): Arthur H. James, SD: Harlan J. Bushfield, TN (no seal): Prentice Cooper, TX: (facsimile; plus 10pp booklet), VT (print): facsimile on picture card, WV (bumped): Matthew M. Neely, WI: Julius P. Heil, Territory of Alaska (print): Ernest Gruening, Puerto Rico (stamp): (facsimile).

Calligraphy pages with no official ephermera (sometimes letterhead or clippings) for DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, ME, MA, NV, NY, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, WA, WY and Hawaii.

Very Good: corners rubbed, small white spot near top edge, endpapers tanning, light water-stain on edges, light ex-library pencil markings on title page (no stickers or stamps), pages crisp. Seals vary from new and bright to embossing rubbed (other defects where noted). Many are stickers affixed to cards or letterhead; a few are prints or embossed stamps.

SKU 4027