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BEN PERLEY POORE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 873

Veteran Washington reporter who covered the Lincoln White House. Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very Faithfully Yours,/Ben; Perley Poore", 3¾x1¼ lined slip, affixed to 4¼x3½ card.

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BEN PERLEY POORE
Veteran Washington reporter who covered the Lincoln White House.
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very Faithfully Yours,/Ben; Perley Poore", 3¾x1¼ lined slip, affixed to 4¼x3½ card. Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887), an American reporter who covered the White House for several publications, also served as clerk of the Senate Printing Records and editor of the Congressional Directory. He wrote biographies of French leaders Louis Philippe and Napoleon Bonaparte, books on the generalship of Zachary Taylor and Ambrose Burnside, and a detailed account of the trial of Lincoln's assassins. A two-volume memoir, Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis (1886), was published shortly before his death. Mounting adhesive on verso shows through faintly on signature slip. Mounting adhesive on verso of mounting card, but with no show through. Fine condition.

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