Historical Documents, Inc. has been in business since 1990. We are the industry leader in building museum quality collections of historic
manuscripts, letters, art, rare books, and other historical artifacts. We have acquired thousands of
historically significant items for our clients, many of which are
currently housed in major museums. We acted as exclusive agent for the Gilder Lehrman Collection that is currently on exhibit at the New York Historical Society. We help our clients capture the inspiration, the ideas,
and the moments that shaped the modern world.
you are an individual seeking to develop a private collection, a
corporation looking to have your name immortalized by purchasing a
historical document and exhibiting it as part of your public relations, or an institute
in need of expert collection management, we can handle all aspects of your
development process. As our client, you will know the joy born of a
perfectly assembled and efficiently managed collection. We are experts in
the field: Let us build your collection.
appeared in "The Guinness Book of World Records" in 1995 for the
highest price for a manuscript in the United States: "On 16 December
1992, a Lincoln manuscript was sold for $1.54 million. The one page script
was written in preparation for a speech. It is the first surviving
formulation of his 'House Divided' doctrine, written in the winter of 1857
or 1858. The manuscript has been bought by Kaller
Historical Documents" for the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Other
notable acquisitions include The Emancipation Proclamation, an original
copy of the Declaration of Independence, and many space related artifacts and documents.
We have hundreds of one of a kind historical
items available for the individual collector.
We have museum quality collections
for individuals, corporations, & foundations.
Acquisition and Collection Management
Physical inspection and purchasing
Coordination with authenticators and
Inventory and accounting reports
Consultation with architects and
We can handle all related arrangements for
you, your corporation or foundation
We represent clients at auction and private
We act with discretion befitting our clients, to
maximize acquisitions at the most reasonable price.
About Our Inventory
Our recent inventory
purchases have been through major auction houses. We are currently not
buying items from individuals or third parties.
When an item we represent is being sold at auction, we refer all inquiries to that auction firms PR department.
We stand behind the authenticity of
all our properties, whether it's a single item or an entire
We do not offer appraisal services. To have your item appraised, contact:
and Manuscript Department at (212) 636-2000.
Sotheby's Books and
Manuscript Department at (212) 606-7385.
|Noteworthy Historical Sale
Abraham Lincoln to the
“Other Mary” in His Life: One of Lincoln’s Most Famous and Revealing
Personal Letters. Acquired from the Forbes Collection
auction at Christie's. Sold to our client, the
Gilder Lehrman Collection.
woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my
to do all in my power to make her happy and
contented... My opinion is that you had
better not do it."
Association for Documentary Editing
National Archives Trust
Industry Council for Tangible Assets
Kaller Historical Documents, Inc.
P.O. Box 384
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Phone: (732) 617-7120
Robin Kaller, President
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