Lot 14: Peter Cooper signed document
11th October 2017
Versatile American industrialist, inventor, and politician (1791–1883) who designed the first steam locomotive built in the United States. Partly-printed DS, one page, 9.25 x 7.25, January 1844. New York Public School certificate, in part: "This Premium was presented to Maria Nunns as a testimonial of the approbation of her Teacher & the School Committee for regular & punctual attendance with correct deportment and diligent attention to her studies." Crisply signed at the conclusion by Cooper as a member of the committee, and also signed by the student’s teacher. In fine condition, with some light staining.
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