Steven L. Hoskin
Buying and selling quality American Historical Autographs, Documents, Letters and Manuscripts - specializing in U.S. Presidents & First Ladies, along with Civil War Notables - both Union and Confederate.
Dec. 7 & 8, 2013
Jan. 4 & 5, 2014
Jan. 9 - 12, 2014
Jan. 25 & 26, 2014
Ft. Myers, FL
Feb. 1 & 2, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Feb. 8 & 9, 2014
March 14-16, 2014
St. Petersburg, FL
August 1 & 2, 2014
LEE, ROBERT E. (1807-70)
Confederate General & Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia
Document Signed, 8” x 10 ½”, as President of Washington College, Lexington Virginia, April 28, 1867, “R.E. Lee,” the partly printed report card for a student, “Mr. Edwin T. Dumble,” in the subjects of Latin, Greek, and Mathematics.
Born in Madison, Indiana in 1852, Edwin Dumble moved to Galveston, Texas with his family as an infant. His education at Washington College was twice interrupted by reversals in his father’s cotton and lumber businesses. He later served as an executive in several oil companies – most notably the Southern Pacific, the Rio Bravo, and the East Coast Oil Companies - and as Texas State Geologist from 1887 to 1897. In 1924, Dumble received a doctorate of science from his early alma mater, now Washington and Lee University, before retiring to Virginia. He died in 1927.
In excellent condition overall, the document is lightly and evenly toned, with a few superficial stains. There are two small pinholes along one of the usual folds, none of which passes through Lee’s signature.
FORREST, NATHAN BEDFORD (1821-77)
Confederate Lieutenant General – Tennessee
Forrest rose from private in the 7th Tennessee Cavalry to lieutenant general, and is often regarded as the foremost cavalry commander in American history.
Signature, “N.B. Forrest, Memphis,” an exceptional example on a 2 ¼” x 4 ¼” portion of an album page.