An original bank check drawn from Benjamin Stark's account at the National Bank Commerce in New London, Connecticut.

The check is dated November 27th 1878 and is made out for the amount $2,536.17. There is a purple ink stamp from the bank indicating this was paid. Bolded signed by Benjamin Stark.

Benjamin Stark was one of the founders of Portland, Oregon. He was also a Senator and a member of the House of Representatives. There is a lot of interesting information about Benjamin Stark available elsewhere.

There are a few small holes and minor discoloration, signs from a revenue stamp being removed, else in very good condition.



James H. Slater Autograph Clip Signature U.S. Senator From Oregon 1879-85



General Rufus Ingalls was US Grant's roommate and closest friend at West Point and served in the Mexican War and on posts with Grant in the Pacific Northwest. Grant so trusted Ingalls judgment that he made him Chief QM for the Army of the Potomac and also was placed inc charge of assisting the Freedmen. An Original January 8, 1850 letter from Ingalls, a Captain and Asst QM at Fort Vancouver (Washington Territory) to General Thomas Jesup re statements of persons hired by him for Dec 1849. The 1p 8 x 11" ink letter on blue paper is VG w minor age stains at folds, edge wear, Overall VG. Comes w bio infor for General Ingalls. A nice signed letter from historic Fort Vancouver, the fur trading post and HQ for the Hudson Bay Company located on the Columbia River, Vancouver, Washington.


Rufas Ingalls - Fort Vancouver Letter-closeup

Oregon Senator George Chamberlain 1909 Signature

5 1/4" x 5 1/4"  clipped signature from Oregon Senator George Chamberlain.  The senator was in office from 1909-1921.  The signature is on Senate memo paper.

The signature is generally in good condition.  Some fading due to age.  Some wear and tear along the edges.  Glue marks and number on back.


Joseph Lane - Oregon's First Territorial Governor (Lane County)

Joseph Lane



1865 Cover to ROBT E LEE Nephew Col. Louis Marshall at Fort Vancouver Wash Territory

Cover with 1865 dated WAUKESHA/WIS double-circle postmark tying pair of #65 3c rose, addressed to "Col. L. H. Marshall U.S.A., Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory", with "Per Steamer Via N. York" written at bottom left.

Addressed to Louis Henry Marshall, (1827-1891), born in Virginia - Nephew of Robert E. Lee (Marshall's mother was Robt. E. Lee's sister); Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1849; Served on frontier duty before the Civil War; During the war, he served as Aide-de-Camp to Gen. John Pope, Aug. 1861 to July 28, 1865. In Sept., 1863, he accompanied Gen. Pope to his command of the Dept. of the Northwest, following Pope's defeat at Second Bull Run. Involved in the Dakota War of 1862; Brvt. Lt. Col. 1865. Served in garrison at Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, in command of the 2nd Battalion, 14th U.S. Infantry, Aug. 31, 1865 to March 2, 1866; Given command of the Military District of Boise, with HQ at Fort Boise, March 2, 1866; Fought the Battle of Three Forks against the Snake Indians on May 27-28, 1868.
A scarce early cover to Washington Territory, to the nephew of Robert E. Lee - during the War, he fought against his Uncle as Aide-de-camp to Union General John Pope.


1864 Passport SIGNED by Secy State WILLIAM H. SEWARD

1864 Passport signed by William H. Seward, then Secretary of State under Lincoln and former Governor of New York and Senator from NY. Folded. Double-leaf paper. Original document. Signed in May 1864 as the Civil War dragged on.


10-2023 $100

W Byron Daniels, Vancouver Washington 1899 Autograph Document

W Byron Daniels (1848-1900) - Territorial era politician of Vancouver, Washington; Mayor Vancouver, 1877 House of Reps, 1877 Territory's 1st Const. Convention.  Came to the West w/ his family via Oregon Trail, 1854.
Autograph document signed ink, W Byron Daniels, Sept. 15, 1899, - a receipt re investment in Humboldt Auburn  Mines.  


10-2023 $24