Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)


Autographed letter signed “…bad habit of becoming big girls before you know it”

Autographed letter signed “Benj. Harrison”. 1p., 4.0 x 6.25 inch, 674 North Delaware Street letterhead, 1896 July 9. Letter to Ruth Sadler, in full: "I am very sorry that your kind letter has remained so long unanswered. I remember the incident of the flag but would not I fear know you if I should see you again - for little girls have such a bad habit of becoming big girls before you know it. I am sorry that neither my wife nor I have a photograph that we could send you. Instead please accept this with my kind regards and good wishes." In fine condition.

 

Price: $ 960 / € 770

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Typed letter signed

Typed letter signed “Benj Harrison”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.25 inch, Indianapolis, Ind., 1898 November 21. On his personal stationery addressed to F.H. Farrington, Esq. in Brandon, Vt.. The letter in parts: "When I sent you the check I had made up my mind to be done with the attempt to get a pair of horses in Vermont, as it seemed to involve so much delay, and so much that was unsatisfactory. I have described to you pretty fully what sort of team I want... I solicited Senator Proctor's aid to get me a pair of horses in Vermont because I have a high opinion of the Morgan stock as roadsters. From what he said to me of you I felt I could trust your judgment and your integrity in the matter, and I must confide almost wholly in you to make the selection... Now I have concluded to say again to you, that if you can, right away, get me such a pair of horses for about the price mentioned for No. 3, I authorize you to buy them and to arrange to have them shipped to me... Please dispose of this matter with some promptness, as, if I do not get a team from Vermont, I must look about here.” Mailing folds, minor stain, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 625 / € 480

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Fine Executive Mansion/ White House engraving signed

Fine vintage engraving of the Executive Mansion/ White House signed “Benjamin Harrison”. 4.75 x 3.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (between 1889-1893), signed in dark black ink. Front approach to the North Portico of the White House (named Executive Mansion at this time). Slightly discolored, else good condition. It was during the administration of Chester A. Arthur that Executive Mansion/ White House engravings appeared and from that time they became very popular collectibles.

 

 

 

Price: $ 690 / € 530

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