Sale 19BP01 | Lot 35

[PRESIDENTS & AUTHORS] Autograph album containing the signatures of nine U.S. Presidents and other notables.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 35
[PRESIDENTS & AUTHORS] Autograph album containing the signatures of nine U.S. Presidents and other notables.
Vicinity of Scarsdale, N.Y.: compiled 1880s-1930s. Autograph album stitched into original suede covers with signatures or inscriptions on sheets or on cards mounted to the sheets. The album 7 1/4 x 6 inches (18 x 5 cm). Chips to some edges, stray stains from adhesive; Together with a folder of correspondence from political figures, 1950s, listed below, some stains and wear.
A late 19th century autograph album commencing with signatures of the Bates family of Scarsdale and continuing to include a laid-in letter from Edith Roosevelt (on her "Strange Ports" stationery); the inserted signatures of Lucretia Garfield; Henry Longfellow, John G. Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Frank Stockton, Mark Twain signed as both S.L. Clemens and Twain, John Burroughs, Jane Addams, Edwin Markham, Helen Keller, Robert Swain Gifford, the calling card of August Rodin, Edwin Booth, Ellen Terry, R.B. Hayes, C.A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Wm. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. In the file of 1950s-era political correspondence there are three signed letters on the personal stationery of Dwight Eisenhower; several letters signed from Prescott Bush; and two from Richard Nixon, these additional letters possibly secretarial and unconfirmed.


C Estate of Marian Clark Adolphson, CT

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $3,125 (includes buyer's premium)

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