Buying and Selling Important Historical Autographs and Documents. Raab is an internationally recognized name for historical autographs and documents, providing a focus on quality and significance. The Raab Collection is helping build some of the great historical document collections, both public and private, and works with the descendants of notable historical families to find their legacies new homes. Historical documents on display around the country come from our collection and those of our clients. We regularly appear in major international media outlets.
President Kennedy Informs Admiral Rickover That He Is Gratified by the "Unusual Success" of the First Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier in the U.S. Navy
From Exile, Napoleon Appoints His New Chief of Security, Who Would Help Lead the Escape From Elba and Fight with Him at Waterloo Against Wellington
Napoleon's Grand Military and Diplomatic Strategy: Divide the Great Powers; Demonstrate Strength; Control Negotiations
Extremely Rare Letter of President Washington to Secretary of State Jefferson, Ordering Implementation of the His Neutrality Policy
Short of Troops at Valley Forge, Fearing an Imminent British Attack, George Washington Orders Recruits Be Sent Immediately to the Encampment
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Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton
Admiral Horatio Nelson Writes His Heroic Flag-Lieutenant During the Battle of Copenhagen, and Conveys the Regards of Emma Hamilton
Very few surviving letters of Nelson mention Emma Hamilton, this being the first we have ever had. This letter is unpublished and its existence previously unknown.
Nixon and Vietnam
President Nixon Appoints Henry Cabot Lodge the Chief American Negotiator to the Paris Peace Talks to End the War in Vietnam
Document Signed as President, Washington, January 22, 1969, just two days after his inauguration, being the original appointment of “Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts” as “Ambassador to head the United States Delegation at the Paris Meetings on Vietnam.”
Only Known Surviving Credential to the House of Representatives For the 1st Congress in 1789
In March 1789, the members of the First Congress presented their credentials to the Clerks of the House and Senate, respectively. Those for the Senate were retained for record purposes and survive in its archives. However, in the House, Beckley did not feel that the papers themselves had significance and destroyed the House credentials after receipt and entry. This is the only known exception.