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AUTOGRAPH LETTER ON PICTORIAL LETTERHEAD SIGNED BY CO-FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES HENRY JARVIS RAYMOND., Raymond, Henry Jarvis. (1820-1869). Journalist and politician who was a co-founder of the New York Times.
21 Raymond, Henry Jarvis. (1820-1869). Journalist and politician who was a co-founder of the New York Times. AUTOGRAPH LETTER ON PICTORIAL LETTERHEAD SIGNED BY CO-FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES HENRY JARVIS RAYMOND.
New York: January 15, 1859. 1859. Very good Signed
- 34 words penned in black ink on a cream sheet of 9-3/4 inch high by 7-5/8 inch wide sheet of Times Office letterhead with a handsome engraving of the Times building at top left. Signed "W. J. Raymond". The bottom edge of the letter is slightly darkened with some light creasing. Once mounted into an album with paper remnants adhering to the corners of an integral attached blank leaf. A couple of small chips are torn from the corners of the blank. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good.

Raymond writes agreeing to an exchange with another publication: "We shall be very happy to send you our semi-weekly Edition in Exchange for the W. & R. We would send the Daily but for the fact that our Exchange list is already inconveniently large."

Henry Jarvis Raymond [1820-1869] was an American journalist and politician and co-founder of the New York Times. Between 1841 and 1851 he worked as a journalist and associate editor for various newspapers, including Horace Greeley's New York Tribune and James Watson Webb's Courier and Enquirer. In 1851 Raymond convinced George Jones, who had also worked at the Tribune, to become his partner and publish a new paper that would report the news in a neutral manner. They co-founded the New York Times and Raymond edited the paper until his death. Raymond was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1850 and 1851 and was elected Speaker in 1851. A member of the Whig party's northern radical anti-slavery wing, he was nominated for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1854 over Horace Greeley. He was elected and served from 1855 to 1856. Raymond has sometimes been called "the godfather of the Republican Party". He played a prominent role in the party's formation and drafted the Address to the People adopted by the Republican organizing convention in 1856. 
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CLOSE OF A LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER AND EDITOR HERMAN RIDDER., Ridder, Herman. (1851-1915). American newspaper publisher and editor.
22 Ridder, Herman. (1851-1915). American newspaper publisher and editor. CLOSE OF A LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER AND EDITOR HERMAN RIDDER.
Circa [1900]. [1900]. Good Signed
- "Yours faithfully" is typed in blue ink on a slip of paper 1-1/2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide. Boldly signed in black ink: "Herman Ridder". The top edge of the paper is slightly unevenly cut & there is a small, light stain at bottom left. Good.

Herman Ridder [1851-1915] was born in New York City of German Catholic parents. He established the Katholisches Volksblatt in 1878 and the Catholic News in 1886. In 1890 he became trustee and manager and in 1907 president of the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, then the largest and most influential German-language newspaper in the United States. He came into conflict with the Federal authorities after the outbreak of World War I, charged with having carried on an alleged pro-German campaign in his newspapers. He died insolvent, having lost his means with the failure of the International Typesetting Machine Company at the start of the war. 
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TYPED LETTER TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY NEW YORK POST PUBLISHER DOROTHY SCHIFF, NEW YORK'S FIRST FEMALE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER., Schiff, Dorothy. (1903-1989). Publisher of the New York Post, New York's first female newspaper publisher.
23 Schiff, Dorothy. (1903-1989). Publisher of the New York Post, New York's first female newspaper publisher. TYPED LETTER TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY NEW YORK POST PUBLISHER DOROTHY SCHIFF, NEW YORK'S FIRST FEMALE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER.
New York: May 19, 1969. 1969. Very good Signed
- 26 words typed on a sheet of 9-1/2 inch high by 6-inch wide cream-colored sheet of New York Post letterhead with the address and "Office of the President " printed at the top. Signed "Dorothy Schiff". The corners of the letter are lightly creased. Folded twice for mailing. Very good.

Schiff writes to Jean Dalrymple thanking her for sending a copy of her new book "Careers and Opportunities in the Theatre" and hoping it becomes a best seller.

Dorothy Schiff [1903-1989] was an owner and then the leftist publisher of the New York Post for nearly forty years. She was a granddaughter of financier Jacob Schiff. She was interested in social services and reform and was involved in several welfare groups. Schiff sold the Post to Rupert Murdoch in 1976. It was believed she was pessimistic about the future of New York afternoon papers, and she was also concerned about the effect of owning the paper on the value of her estate. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by American investigative journalist and foreign correspondent GEORGE SELDES., Seldes, George. (1890-1995). American investigative journalist, foreign correspondent, editor and author.
24 Seldes, George. (1890-1995). American investigative journalist, foreign correspondent, editor and author. TYPED LETTER SIGNED by American investigative journalist and foreign correspondent GEORGE SELDES.
Norwalk, CT: 25th February, (1949). (1949). Good Signed
- 74 words typed on a sheet of his cream-colored personalized letterhead, approximately 7 inches high by 6 inches wide. Signed "George Seldes" with 1 insertion & 1 correction in ink. There is light creasing, a light paper-clip mark & 2 pinholes left by a staple at top left. Folded once for mailing. Together with 2 unsigned carbon copies of letters from Harold Rugg. Good.

Seldes writes to Harold Rugg about travel arrangements for a talk he is to give at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City: "The 3:30 p m train also has a bus service and I am sure the ordeal will be over by then." The first carbon copy is a letter from Rugg saying he is delighted that Seldes can meet with their luncheon group. "If you prefer to write a brief summary of the points you are making in your book on Europe, in order to provoke questions from the group, that will be fine." He goes on to ask about travel arrangements, to which Seldes' letter is a reply. The second carbon copy is of Rugg's confirmation of the arrangements.

George Seldes [1890-1995] was an American investigative journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author and media critic. He is best known for publishing the newsletter "In Fact" from 1940 to 1950. Seldes influenced and was greatly admired by a whole generation of journalists and activists such as Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, Nat Hentoff and Ralph Nader.

One of the best-known educators during the Progressive era of education, Harold Rugg (1886-1960) was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A Civil Engineer, he had become interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the very first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940s. 
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CARD SIGNED BY THEODORE TILTON., Tilton, Theodore. (1835-1907). American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. Filed charges of adultery against Henry Ward Beecher.
25 Tilton, Theodore. (1835-1907). American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. Filed charges of adultery against Henry Ward Beecher. CARD SIGNED BY THEODORE TILTON.
Circa [1881]. [1881]. Very good Signed
Circa [1881].. [1881].. Very good. - Card, 2-1/4 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, boldly signed in black ink "Theodore Tilton".There is a very tiny, light mark to the top edge of the card. There is a paper remnant & a glue mark to the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Very good.

Theodore Tilton [1835-1907] was an American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. In his newspaper work he was strongly supportive of abolitionism and the Union cause in the Civil War. From 1860-1871 he was assistant to Henry Ward Beecher. However, in 1874 he filed criminal charges against the clergyman for "criminal intimacy" with his wife Libby Tilton. Following the apparent acquittal of Beecher in the trial, Tilton moved to Paris, where he lived for the rest of his life. 
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26 Vail, R. W. G THE ULSTER COUNTY GAZETTE AND ITS ILLEGITIMATE OFFSPRING
NY: New York Public Library, 1930. 1930. Very good 
NY: New York Public Library, 1930.. 1930.. Very good. - Octavo, printed wraps. Slight fading to the wraps. 34 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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SHEET OF PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR FREDERIC FRANKLYN VAN DE WATER., Van de Water, Frederic Franklyn. (1890-1968). American journalist and author.
27 Van de Water, Frederic Franklyn. (1890-1968). American journalist and author. SHEET OF PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR FREDERIC FRANKLYN VAN DE WATER.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Very good Signed
- A sheet of cream-colored, 8-1/4 inch high by 5-1/8 inch wide note paper is inscribed and signed in black ink: "To Seymour Halpern / with the best wishes of / Frederic F. Van de Water". There is some light creasing to the paper. Folded once for mailing. Very good.

Van de Water sends his autograph to future congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector.

Frederic Franklyn Van de Water [1890-1968] was an American journalist and author. In 1924 he traveled in the West Indies to investigate and report on rum pirates and Chinese smugglers. He wrote for Harper's magazine and contributed short stories to pulp fiction magazines such as Collier's. Among his books are "Glory-hunter; a life of General Custer", "Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud" and "Grey riders; the story of the New York state troopers" [Van de Water was an honorary sergeant in the New York State Troopers].

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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TYPED NOTE REQUESTING PASSAGE OF A SHIELD LAW SIGNED BY POWERFUL AND CONTROVERSIAL NEWSMAN WALTER WINCHELL., Winchell, Walter. (1897-1972). Powerful and controversial newsman and radio gossip broadcaster.
28 Winchell, Walter. (1897-1972). Powerful and controversial newsman and radio gossip broadcaster. TYPED NOTE REQUESTING PASSAGE OF A SHIELD LAW SIGNED BY POWERFUL AND CONTROVERSIAL NEWSMAN WALTER WINCHELL.
New York: March 10, 1948. 1948. Very good Signed
New York: March 10, 1948.. 1948.. Very good. - Two sentences typed on a 10-3/4 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide sheet of New York Mirror letterhead. Signed "Walter Winchell". There is some light creasing to the letterhead. There is a small pencil notation in the top right corner & the corner is bumped. Folded twice for mailing. Very good.

A brief but pointed note with excellent content addressed to an unidentified Senator: "How about a bill to protect newspaper people from telling sources or go to jail?"

Walter Winchell [1897-1972] was an American newspaper and radio gossip columnist. In 1929 he was hired by the New York Daily Mirror where he became the author of the first syndicated gossip column. He made his radio debut over WABC in New York in 1930. From the 1920s to the early 1960s his newspaper column was syndicated in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide. His radio broadcasts were heard by 20 million people from 1930 to the late 1950s. Powerful and controversial, and much feared for his callous indifference to the destructive effects of his gossip on the lives of others, Winchell began to lose influence and popularity because of his support for Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witchhunt. In the early 1960s a dispute with Jack Paar, the first person who dared to publicly criticize the gossip columnist, effectively ended Winchell's career. 
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