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A View of East River-Seat of Josha.Waddington ESQer
American School (, 1790 - 1810)

Ink wash on paper; image size: 3 5/8 x 6 3/16 inches

An early topographic view of a colonial home on the East River in New York City

In June 1784 Joshua Waddington, a tory merchant and businessman, was sued for 8,000 by Elizabeth Rutgers. He had taken over her brewery when the British occupied New York during the Revolution, using it for his gain, while she fled the city. Alexander Hamilton, an old friend of Waddington's was his attorney. He argued that because New York was occupied by a foreign power and under miitary order, certain laws were suspended and his client was not liable for anything during that period. He won the suit but this had serious ramifications for Hamilton. He had angered the supporters of state sovereignty and created international tension; he retained numerous enemies as a result of this case until his death.

Waddington, on the other hand prospered. He had many dealings with David Ogden, one in particular where they founded a town on the upper St.Lawrence River, which he named Hamilton after his late friend. The name was later changed to Waddington, New York.

$3,500

An Original Eighteenth Century Drawing of a Trading Floor
American School (USA, 1750 - 1790)

An original Eighteenth Century drawing of an octagonal trading floor, possibly Virginia or North Carolina; two pages, oblong 8vo. On one side is a drawing with dimensions, "Area of trading floor 1963.355 Square feet; Are of the floor of the whole building 2500 sq.ft.; Surface of the roof being an Octagonal Pyramid 3266 Sq.ft..." The reverse is filled with calculations and a partial drawing of the floor. This may have been for trading grain or cattle. Extremely rare.

$2,500

Drawing of People in Opera Boxes
Munich School (Germany, 1870 - 1880)

Original pencil drawing, 4 x 6 1/2 inches, 1878, Munich. Six or seven [eople in what appears to be boxes at an opera. Inscribed, also in pencil, "This is F R Dhobridge 1878 Munich". Crease in center, ex- Kennedy Galleries.

$500

Inscribed Drawing of Man Smoking a Pipe
Kenyon Cox (USA, 1856 - 1919)

Small drawing of a man smoking a pipe, 6 1/2 x 4 inches, signed "Kenyon Cox", and inscribed, To Strobridge- Souvenir- 21 Feb. '83". With an additional unsigned drawing on the reverse. Ex- Kennedy Galleries.

$525

AN UNPUBLISHED ARCHIVE OF ABBOTT HANDERSON THAYER LETTERS, WHICH ALSO CONTAINS PHOTOS, SIGNED INVITATION CARDS, AND A DRAWING; WITH AN ADDITIONAL CORRESPONDENCE OF EMMA BEACH THAYER
Abbott Handerson Thayer (USA, 1849 - 1921)

See Collections section for full description.

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