HEROES: Papers of Worth

Because governments will not pay collectors' prices, documents of great historical value gravitate into private hands. Last week in the Manhattan home of Abraham Wolf Rosenbach was put on public view what was hailed as the rarest collection of U. S. historical manuscripts. Indefinitely huge were the prices of the 50 pieces exhibited under glass and on yellow silk brocade like jewels in a show case. Dr. Rosenbach said he would "sell the lot for $8,000,000." A uniformed guard, armed with a .38 calibre revolver, was on hand to prevent visitors getting any...

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