HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here



French General, who later threatened to overthrow his government, writes to General Winfield Scott Hancock of his visit with Hancock.
ALS: "Gal Boulanger", 2½p, 5¼x8¼. Valence, 1882 February 18. To General Winfield Scott Hancock, New York. On stationery imprinted in French: "14th Army Corps/14th Cavalry Brigade" and "General Boulanger, Commandant of the 14th Cavalry Brigade". In French with translation. In part: "All my thanks for the trouble I gave you concerning the photographs of Willets-Point. The photographs have been found; they were at the Minister of Foreign Affairs...You are aware, my dear General, of the pleasant remembrances that I have myself, particularly of the splendid journey that we took in the United States...." In a postscript, General Boulanger writes: "that I only own your photograph in civilian dress and that you promised to send me one in uniform." Accompanied by handwritten translation (unknown hand) and docketing envelope. Boulanger served at the siege of Metz and helped suppress the Paris Commune in the Franco-Prussian War. He commanded the army of occupation in Tunis (1884-1885) and was Minister of War (1886-1887). He was elected Deputy in 1888, then resigned after the refusal of the Chamber to pass his program of constitutional "reform". Reelected in 1889, he aroused enthusiasm among anti-government elements. He was called the "Man on Horseback" because he often rode his horse on Paris streets. The Boulangist movement aroused fears of a coup d'état against Prime Minister Pierre Tirard. Boulanger fled France in 1889 and committed suicide (on the grave of his mistress) in 1891 at the age of 54. HANCOCK served in the Civil War and had been the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President two years earlier against Garfield. Willets Point is on the northern coast of Long Island. Lightly shaded at mailing folds folds. Overall, in fine condition.

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
  Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 10/28/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $220.00 (USD)
Special 20% Off Price:   $176.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: Circa 1837
Died: Circa 1891

<< Previous Page


[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.