LINCOLN / JOHNSON — ELECTION OF 1864 ELECTORAL UNION ‘TICKET’
[PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1864]. Printed electoral college ‘ticket’ from the 1864 election. One page, narrow tall octavo [approximately 3 x 6 ½ inches]. This ‘ticket’ represents those electors for Lincoln and Johnson, evidently from the state of Ohio. A scarce piece of presidential electoral Americana.
JOHN ADAMS ~~ACCEPTS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES FROM KENTUCKY — IN THE ELECTION OF 1796, WHICH SAW HIM BECOME PRESIDENT
ADAMS, JOHN. (1735-1826). Second President of the United States; Signer of Declaration of Independence. Choice Autograph Document Signed, “John Adams”, as Vice President. One page, quarto. Philadelphia, January 4, 1797.
PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT RECOMMENDS A NEW WEST POINT GRADUATE
GRANT, ULYSSES S(IMPSON). (1822-85). Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77). Autograph Letter Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on imprinted Executive Mansion stationery. Two pages, octavo. “Washington, D.C.”, May 18, 1870.
10 DAYS AFTER THE NAZI ANSCHLUSS OF AUSTRIA, AND 3 DAYS BEFORE DICTATOR FRANCISCO FRANCO CAPTURES MADRID (THUS ENDING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR), AND 5 MONTHS BEFORE GERMANY WAS TO INVADE POLAND THEREBY STARTING WWII, ROOSEVELT WRITES CANDIDLY OF HIS OBSERVATIONS AND THE PERPLEXITY OF THE WORLD SITUATION THAT WAS LAID BEFORE HIM.
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. (1882 – 1945). Thirty-second President of the United States (1933-45). Simply stunning, and highly revealing, Typed Letter Signed, “Franklin D. Roosevelt”, as President, on imprinted The White House stationery. One full page, quarto. Washington, D.C., March 25, 1939.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ACCEPTS A COPY OF HEAVY WEIGHT FIGHTER FLOYD PATTERSON’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ROOSEVELT, ELEANOR. (1884-1962). First Lady. Typed Letter Signed, “Eleanor Roosevelt”, on her name-imprinted stationery. One page, large octavo. New York, May 4, 1962.
1850 “THE SLAVERY QUESTION ABSORBS EVERYTHING STILL”
JOHNSON, ANDREW. (1808-75). Seventeenth President of the United States (1865-9). Good and rather scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “Andrew Johnson” written during the period of extreme political debate in the United States. 1 1/2 pages, quarto. “House of Rep[resentative]s”, May 29, 1850.
PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON SIGNS A “DOLLAR A YEAR MAN” CHECK FOR SERVICES RENDERED IN WORLD WAR I
WILSON, (THOMAS) WOODROW. (1856-1924). Twenty-eighth President of the United States. Scarce Document Signed “Woodrow Wilson”, as President. Wilson signs a ‘War Industries Board Check’ for one dollar. Countersigned by Chairman of the War Industries Board BERNARD BARUCH (1870-1965) American financier, statesman and political consultant. 8½” x 3¼”. Washington, D.C., September 6, 1919.