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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Rare signed engraving as President

Signed engraving as President “Benj Harrison June 17th 1892”. 7.75 x 9.75 inch. N.p., n.d. Engraving of himself signed and dated in dark black ink. Slightly discolored, else fine condition. Rare – especially as President.

 

Price: $ 875 / € 730

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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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