The collector’s library

Video: President Lincoln Laments the Fall of His General

posted on 02/24/2015

The Raab Collection's latest acquisition, a rare, beautiful, evocative letter of President Abraham Lincoln, asserting his "authority" as Commander-in-Chief and lamenting the fall of a General who died at Fredericksburg.

The National Park Service to Display a Rare Jefferson Document, Acquired Here

posted on 02/03/2015
Tagged: On Exhibit
The National Park Service will be displaying a historical document discovered by The Raab Collection, generously on loan from a private collector, its new owner, who has agreed to share it with the public. We recently offered for sale a rare document that connects two ideological champions of the fight for independence - Thomas Jefferson and Thaddeus Kosciuszko - and attests to their lifelong partnership. It is a rare memento of the Jefferson-Kosciuszko relationship.

The Visitors Book of the Kensington Astronomical Observatory

posted on 01/30/2015
Tagged: In the News

A remarkable moment in scientific history and the story of the study of the stars.  For a century in an institution, this historical artifact is replete with the people and events that made history in the world of astronomy.