Lot 193 of 395:
Letters to Philippines Commissioner Moses  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold

Lot of three letters to Professor Bernard Moses, relating to his service as U.S. Commissioner in the Philippines


Various places




Includes: A.L.s. from American historian John Fiske, "I wish to call your attention to my son-in-law, Grover Flint, 1st Lieutenant Company D., 35th U.S. Vol. Infantry, now stationed at Balinag... received a wound which disabled his left arm... it has occurred to me that in case of his making any changes in occupation, he is doubtless eminently fitted for some service in connection with your Civil Commission..." 3½ pp. Cambridge, Nov. 16, 1900. * A.L.s. from a Mrs. S.W. Shafer, "I ask you and pray you not to give my husband a position as teacher in the Philippines... it will kill me I know to have him go and our fine children can not bear to think of it... He was a soldier in the Civil War and I have been his wife for 28 years and he has never been well..." 1½ pp. Pike City, June 10, 1901. * A.L.s. from British Ambassador to the United States (and noted historian) James Bryce, written after Moses had returned from the Philippines, "Thank you very much for the gift of your book... regarding Spanish America and its Republic..." 2 pp. Washington, May 21/08. Together, 3 Autograph letters signed.

Lot Amendments

Very good or better condition.

Item number:
Shipping info:
We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained directly from the lot details page for each item or by contacting Megan Hipsley prior to the auction.



Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.