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FIRST LADY MARY LORD HARRISON - FREE FRANK SIGNED CIRCA 1931 - HFSID 312400

The First Lady, who survived her husband by 46 years, puts her franked signature on this envelope. Free Frank signed: "Mary Lord Harrison", 6x3½. Addressed in her hand to "Mrs. Frank P. Wagner/40 West 55th Street/New York City". Postmarked New York, N. Y.

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MARY LORD HARRISON
The First Lady, who survived her husband by 46 years, puts her franked signature on this envelope.
Free Frank signed: "Mary Lord Harrison", 6x3½. Addressed in her hand to "Mrs. Frank P. Wagner/40 West 55th Street/New York City". Postmarked New York, N. Y., December 13, 1931. Elizabeth Scott had married Russell Lord and her sister, Caroline Scott, had married Benjamin Harrison. In 1881, Elizabeth Scott Lord's daughter, Mary Scott Lord, married lawyer Walter E. Dimmick. He died three months later. Mary went to live with her mother. When her mother died, her Aunt Caroline invited her to live in the White House. Mary assisted her aunt in her social affairs and served as her secretary. In the summer of 1892, Caroline was taken ill. She died on October 25, 1892 at the age of 60. On April 6, 1896, in New York City, 37-year-old Mary Scott Lord Dimmick married her uncle, 62-year-old Benjamin Harrison. Conspicuously absent from the wedding were the groom's two children, who were older than the bride. Mary died in 1948 at the age of 89, surviving her husband by 46 years and both of her stepchildren. Former Presidents and First Ladies continue to enjoy the franking privilege on nonpolitical mail. Toned. Edges lightly worn. Pencil note in unknown hand on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.

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