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Nathan is the Vice President of The Raab Collection, a historical consultant, and a frequent national media presence. He serves on the Board of Directors at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Follow Nathan on Google+.

The Scientific Signed Photograph Collection

posted on 01/19/2015

The Signed Photograph Collection of Noted Scientist and Inventor A. J. Liebman

Watch: The dawn of American philanthropy

posted on 01/19/2015

The Historical Document Creating What is Today the Oldest Continuously Operating Charitable Fund in the United States, Signed by John Hancock and the Selectmen of Boston in 1768.

The original receipt for the donation establishing the fund which, after 247 years, continues to dispense grants. 

This Document Has Found a Home at the Library of Congress

posted on 01/12/2015

Anything signed by or in the hand of Meriwether Lewis is a great rarity.  The renowned explorer and aide to Thomas Jefferson was tasked by our third President to find the most direct, accessible route to the Pacific and made the years-long trip, returning with tales of a new frontier, having sent back scientific specimens and captivating accounts of his journey.  But he died young, and left behind few manuscripts, of which just a small number have reached the market.  We have carried two of t