Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include: The Monument
, September 8, 1840, a 4 page octavo Boston tabloid named after the Bunker Hill monument; English small octavo engravings of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson; Passport for American diplomat Jonathan Stott and daughter, June 21, 1851, in French, one page with docketing, folio (16.75 x 11 in.); eight pages from an unknown 1827 almanac, with woodcuts; The Freeman's Almanac for the Year 1844
(Cincinnati: J. W. Ely, 1844), 36 pages, octavo; six bank cash withdraw receipts signed "J. Stott," from the Hudson River Bank, 1853. The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
Varying grades, good to fine; splits, aging, and soiling are the major detractors when such are present.