President Harrison asks his Secretary of the Interior to investigate charges of impropriety against his nominee for Territorial Governor of Arizona 36. Benjamin Harrison.
ALS as president signed “B. Harrison,” on both sides of a 4.75 x 3.5 card bearing an engraving of the White House, no date. Headed at the top, “Private,” Harrison writes to his Secretary of Interior John Noble. In full: “A gentleman who is well endorsed tells me that on the files of your Dept there are serious charges against [Arizona Territorial Governor Lewis] Wolfley in connection with Govt Surveys in Arizona—Have the matter investigated & report to me the result.” In fine condition, with a small crease to lower right corner, not affecting text or engraving. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
Appointing the mathematician, writer, and educator to a Persian post 37. William McKinley. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.5 x 12.5, July 12, 1897. President McKinley appoints Arthur S. Hardy as “Minister Resident and Consul General of the United States of America to Persia.” Signed at the conclusion by McKinley and countersigned by John Sherman as secretary of state. Paper seal affixed to lower left remains crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and trivial chipping and toning to edges. In addition to being a diplomat, Hardy was a well-regarded engineer, educator, and writer who also served as chair of mathematics at Dartmouth. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
“I like to see in my mind’s eye the gaunt form of Lincoln stalking through these halls”
38. Theodore Roosevelt. AQS on an off-white 6.5 x 4.5 card, signed as president, “Theodore Roosevelt, Jan. 24th 1903.” Roosevelt pens a historically remarkable quote. In full: “I like to see in my mind’s eye the gaunt form of Lincoln stalking through these halls.” Affixed to a slightly larger off-white cardstock sheet. A complete crack to the right portion of the card (passing through part of the quote and a single letter of the signature), a light crease, and some adhesive remnants or rubbing to borders, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)
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Published on Jun 26, 2013
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