ALMIRA RUSSELL HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED - HFSID 9001980
ALMIRA RUSSELL HANCOCK
This unsigned handwritten letter was penned by General Winfield Scott Hancock's wife!
Autograph Letter Unsigned: Two Pages. 5¼x7¾. In Part: Please say to Mr. Griffin that I wish he would ask Mr. Edmunds if I might not select the mantles + grates - they are so beautiful here + for cheap - comparatively. Also say to him that I have made up my mind to burn "gas fire" in the parlor hall + dining room. It will cost but one + half to two dollars a month to burn five hours each day”.Almira Russell Hancock (1832-1893) married Winfield Scott Hancock in 1850. They had two children, both of whom passed away before either of their parents. After her husband's death in 1886, she published a book titled Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock. Lightly toned. Arithmetic notes at bottom of first page in unknown hand. Mailing creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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