(TIEN, SVD; Thomas Cardinal) (1890-1960)
Chinese cardinal and chair of Fu Jen Catholic University. Archbishop of Peking. Created a cardinal by Pius XII in 1946. UNSIGNED MEMORABILIA – Typewritten “circular” letter one page, circa 1965, shortly before his death. Excellent content letter on priests serving in the missions with an interesting typewritten post-script from his personal secretary. Accompanied by a […]
Acciaioli, Niccoli Cardinal (1630 – 1719)
Adler, Felix (1851-1933)
Jewish professor of political and social ethics; rationalist, popular lecturer, religious leader and social reformer who founded the Ethical Culture Movement. Often considered one of the main influences on modern Humanistic Judaism. SIG – Vintage signature on a small card along with the typewritten sentiment: I am pleased to furnish you with my autograph for […]
ALFRINK, BERNARD JAN CARDINAL (1900-87)
Dutch-born cardinal; archbishop of Utrech fromm 1955-75. Elevated to the cardinalate in 1960. A leading voice at the Second Vatican Council (sat on the board of the Council presidency). DS – Document Signed. Postal first day cover dated 1959, commemorating the Archdiocese of Bonn, Germany. Accompanied by a small reprint image of Alfrink.