FIRST LADY FRANCES F. CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 256908
Sale Price $198.00
5x3 card signed as Frances F. Cleveland Preston
Signature: "Frances F. Cleveland Preston", 5x3 index card. Typed caption in lower right. On June 2, 1886, 21-year-old Frances Folsom married 49-year-old bachelor President Grover Cleveland in the White House, the only Presidential spouse to be wed there (widower Woodrow Wilson remarried while in office, to Edith Galt Wilson, but they wed in a private ceremony at her home). The daughter of Cleveland's late law partner, Frances was 11-years-old when her father died and she became Cleveland's ward. The Clevelands had five children. Grover Cleveland died in 1908, and on February 10, 1913, his 48-year-old widow married 32-year-old Thomas J. Preston,Jr., Professor of Archaeology at Princeton University. Mrs. Preston died in 1947. Lightly soiled and aged. Top left corner damaged from removal from album. Paper loss on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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