Lot 210: 21 signature cards: Cleveland, McKinley appointees
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Presidential Appointees] 21 signed items: 20 signature cards and 1 cut signature, each from a Cabinet member under Grover Cleveland or William McKinley. Includes: ++ 8 first term Cleveland appointees: Augustus Garland (Attorney General); Thomas F. Bayard (Secretary of State); William Vilas (Secretary of the Interior); D. Manning (Secretary of the Treasury 1883-85, cut signature rather than a card); Charles S. Fairchild (Secretary of the Treasury 1885-87, signature card); William Endicott (Secy. of War); William C. Whitney (Secy. of the Navy); and Donald Dickinson (Postmaster General). ++ 7 second term Cleveland appointees: Richard Olney (1893-95); Judson Harmon (Attorney-General 1895-97); Julius Morton (Secy. of Agriculture); Walter Gresham (Secretary of State 1893-95, earlier a Postmaster General under Chester A. Arthur); William L. Wilson (Postmaster General 1895-97); Hilary A. Herbert (Secy. of the Navy); and Hoke Smith (Secy. of the Interior). ++ 6 cards signed by McKinley appointees: John Griggs (Attorney General 1898-1901); Ethan A. Hitchcock (Secretary of the Interior); James Wilson (Secy. of Agriculture); Cornelius N. Bliss (Secy. of the Interior); John D. Long (Secy. of the Navy); Lyman Gage (Secy. of the Treasury 1897-1902). ++ Very good to near fine, some have minor penciling to lower edge and/or verso.