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Lot 211: 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
  • 29 signature cards: Grant, Hayes, Arthur Cabinets
   
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Description: [Presidential Appointees] 29 cards signed by Cabinet members appointed by Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and Chester Arthur. ++ Includes 12 of Grant’s Cabinet members: L. M. Morrill (Secretary of the Treasury beginning June 1876, previously a Senator); Wm. Belknap (Secretary of War 1869-76); James Cameron (Secy. of War 1876-77); George M. Robeson (Secretary of the Navy); Hamilton Fish (Secretary of State); George S. Boutwell (Treasury 1869-1873); B. H. Bristow (Treasury 1874-76); William A. Richardson (Treasury 1873-74); John A. J. Creswell (Postmaster General); 2 cards signed by Alphonso Taft (Attorney General); Columbus Delano (Secretary of the Interior). ++ 7 are signed by members of Hayes’ Cabinet: George M. McCrary (Secretary of War under Hayes, 1877-79); Alex Ramsey (Secy. of War 1879-81); Charles Devens (Attorney General 1877-1881); Carl Schurz (Secy. of the Interior, 1877-81); Richard Thompson (Secretary of the Navy 1877-80); Nathan Goff (Secy. of the Navy in 1881 at the end of Hayes’ time in office); and William M. Evarts (Secy. of State). ++ 10 signed by Cabinet members from Chester A. Arthur’s administration: Wayne MacVeagh (Attorney General, left office before 1882); Benjamin Harris Brewster (Attorney General 1881-85); Samuel Kirkwood (Secretary of the Interior 1881-82); Henry Teller (Secretary of the Interior 1882-85); William Windom (Secretary of the Treasury during part of 1881); Charles J. Folger (Secretary of the Treasury 1881-84); W. E. Chandler William H. Hunt (Secretary of the Navy); Walter Q. Gresham (Postmaster General 1883-84); Frank Hatton (Postmaster General 1884-85); Frederick Frelinghuysen (Chester Arthur’s 2nd Secretary of State, 1881-85). ++ Very good to near fine, many have pencil to lower edge or to verso, some versos have paper or adhesive remnants from being removed from a scrapbook.

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