Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885; Grover Cleveland. 1837-1908. Autograph Letter Signed ("U.S. Grant"), 2 pp, 8vo, New York City, January 31, 1881, to George Childs,

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Lot 76
Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885; Grover Cleveland. 1837-1908.
Autograph Letter Signed ("U.S. Grant"), 2 pp, 8vo, New York City, January 31, 1881, to George Childs,

Sold for US$ 1,147 inc. premium
Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885; Grover Cleveland. 1837-1908.
Autograph Letter Signed ("U.S. Grant"), 2 pp, 8vo, New York City, January 31, 1881, to George Childs, old fold.
WITH: Autograph Letter Signed ("Grover Cleveland") 1 p, 4to, July 31, 1885, Executive Mansion, Washington, as president to George Childs, asking him to be a pall bearer for the funeral of U.S. Grant, old folds, toning to outermost edges, several small spots, several small wrinkles at fold lines, both framed and matted with engraved portraits of the President.
WITH: CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908. Photograph Signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 13 3/8 x 16 1/4 inch gelatin silver print laid down to 15 1/2 x 19 inch board, 1903 seated portrait by Frederick Gutekunst with photographer's imprint in plate and Philadelphia label to verso of mount, additionally inscribed "Yours Sincerely ... June 7, 1903" at lower mount, a fine example.

Newspaper publisher George William Childs (1829-1894) was a close friend and neighbor of Ulysses S. Grant. In Grant's letter to Childs, he says that he will be visiting Philadelphia soon and will stay overnight with either Childs or a Mr. Drexel. The following day, he is leaving "to meet the World's Fair commissioner that evening." In the other letter here, then-President Grover Cleveland writes to Childs shortly after Grant's death on July 23rd, 1885 requesting that Childs be a pallbearer at Grant's funeral.

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  • The Grover Cleveland letter is in a secretarial hand, and signed by Cleveland in holograph.
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Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885; Grover Cleveland. 1837-1908. Autograph Letter Signed ("U.S. Grant"), 2 pp, 8vo, New York City, January 31, 1881, to George Childs,
Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885; Grover Cleveland. 1837-1908. Autograph Letter Signed ("U.S. Grant"), 2 pp, 8vo, New York City, January 31, 1881, to George Childs,
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