GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/23/1884 - HFSID 17208
GEORGE BANCROFTThe Secretary of the Navy wrote and signed this short letter in 1884 to say that he would comply with a request Autograph letter signed "Geo Bancroft". Pencil notations in top right corner. 1 page, 4x6, 1 sheet folded. Feb. 23, 1884. Addressee is illegible.
Sale Price $337.50
GEORGE BANCROFTThe Secretary of the Navy wrote and signed this short letter in 1884 to say that he would comply with a request Autograph letter signed "Geo Bancroft". Pencil notations in top right corner. 1 page, 4x6, 1 sheet folded. Feb. 23, 1884. Addressee is illegible. In full: "Dear Sir, I have received yours of the 18th, & cheerfully comply with your request Yours truly". HistorianGeorge Bancroft (1800-1891) isbest known for his ten-volume History of the United States (1834-1873). Bancroft wrote well, and was accurate with his facts, but had a partisan viewpoint. (He was a Jacksonian Democrat, although one opposed to slavery). As President James K. Polk's first Secretary of the Navy (1845-1846),Bancroftestablished the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, finding the funds for the institution in his budget before Congress had authorized its creation. As Acting Secretary of War (1846), he issued orders to General Zachary Taylor to advance into territory disputed with Mexico, a move which triggered the Mexican War. He later served as the U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871) and Germany (1871-1874). Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Rounded corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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