Lot 29: CYRUS W. FIELD, 1874 Autograph Letter Signed
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Cyrus Fields Thanks Congressman S.S. Cox For A Speech
CYRUS W. FIELD, Famous American Industrialist, who laid the first successful Telegraph Cable across the Atlantic Ocean.
April 27, 1874-Dated. Autograph Letter Signed, "Cyrus W. Field," 7.75" x 5.25" with huge, bold 2.5" by 1.5" signature, Choice Very Fine. In this letter, Field expresses thanks to Samuel S. Cox, who the following year would be Chairman of the Congressional Committee on Banking and Currency, for sending a printed copy of a Congressional speech Cox had delivered on financial matters.
Samuel Sullivan Cox (1824-1889) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Ohio and from New York. A delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1864 and 1868, he was elected to the House as a Democrat from Ohio (1857-1865) and served as the Chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary War Claims. He moved to New York City in 1865, and resumed the practice of law and was again elected to the House, this time from New York (1869-1889). He was Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (1875-1877).