MAJOR GENERAL EDWARD C. WALTHALL - AUTOGRAPH 06/22/1886 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM B. ALLISON, LELAND STANFORD, GEORGE F. HOAR - HFSID 169386
LELAND STANFORD and OTHERS Signatures: "E.C. Walthall/Miss." and "June 22d 1886/Leland Stanford/Cal -" and, on verso, "Geo F Hoar/Mass" and "
Sale Price $467.50
LELAND STANFORD and OTHERS
Signatures: "E.C. Walthall/Miss." and "June 22d 1886/Leland Stanford/Cal -" and, on verso, "Geo F Hoar/Mass" and "W.B. Allison/Iowa", 7½x4¾ album leaf. LELAND STANFORD (1824-1893), who served as Governor (1862-1863) and U.S. Senator from California (1885-1893), was a former attorney who made his fortune in the mercantile business in California's gold fields. Also instrumental in the building of the first transcontinental railroad, he was a major contributor to and served as President of the group that founded the Central Pacific Railroad, which laid the tracks eastward. On November 11, 1885, Stanford signed the founding grant for Stanford University. The University, a memorial to his son, Leland, Jr., opened its doors on October 1, 1891. EDWARD CARY WALTHALL (1831-1898) a Confederate Major General, represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate (1885-1898), chairing the Committee on Military Affairs in the 53rd Congress.GEORGE F. HOAR (1826-1904) was a U.S. Representative (1869-1877) and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1877-1904). WILLIAM BOYD ALLISON (1829-1908) was a U.S. Representative (1863-1871) and U.S. Senator (1873-1908) from Iowa. All four of these Senators died in office. Lightly creased and soiled. Irregular right edge from removal from bound book. Overall, fine condition.
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