AUTOGRAPH BOOK—AMERICANA.
Lot 1185
AUTOGRAPH BOOK—AMERICANA.
Sold for US$ 9,987 inc. premium
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AUTOGRAPH BOOK—AMERICANA.
SIGNATURES OF WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, ADAMS, SAM HOUSTON, AND ANDREW JOHNSON.
Autograph book, approx 80 leaves, 8vo, [Washington, DC], n.d., containing signatures of 18th and 19th century American political figures collected by Henrietta Swetland during the early 1850s, earlier examples clipped and tipped to leaves, some later examples signed on rectos and versos of leaves, leaves toned and chipped, a few loose, bound in wooden boards, spine absent. Clipped signatures include GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOHN ADAMS, THOMAS JEFFERSON, JAMES MADISON, JAMES MONROE, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, ANDREW JACKSON, ELBRIDGE GERRY, RICHARD RUSH, JAMES SULLIVAN, DEWITT CLINTON, DANIEL WEBSTER, WILLIAM SEWARD, E.A. HOLYOKE, SMITH THOMPSON, SAMUEL SOUTHARD, CALEB STRONG, TIMOTHY PICKERING, FANNY KEMBLE, and others. Signatures on album leaves include ANDREW JOHNSON, SAM HOUSTON, ALEXANDER STEPHENS, JOHN C. BRECKENRIDGE, R. TOOMBS, HAMILTON FISH, TOMAS J. RUSK, WILLIAM H. SEWARD, STEPHEN MALLORY, plus many other senators and congressmen of the day.
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