Erin McPherson

Every other month, London-based Forum Auctions hosts a Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Works on Paper

It’s not often auction houses can claim nearly every lot in a sale will be a high point,

In March 1882, author and playwright Oscar Wilde visited San Francisco to deliver two lectures on

Born a Quaker in North Carolina, Zachariah Taylor Shugart (1805-1881) spent most of his life in the

Born a Quaker in North Carolina, Zachariah Taylor Shugart (1805-1881) spent most of his life in the Midwest, by way of Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa, according to Rick Stattler, director of the Books and Manuscripts department at Swann Galleries. A known and active participant in the Underground Railroad and abolitionist causes, it is reported that Shugart led more than 1,500 escaped slaves