PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - COLLECTION WITH FIRST LADY FRANCES F. CLEVELAND - HFSID 277201
Sale Price $1,700.00
GROVER CLEVELAND and FRANCES F. CLEVELAND
Cards from the Executive Mansion in Washington, D. C., signed by President Grover Cleveland and his wife Frances. Matted to 25¾x17½ in a mottled black matte with a color illustration and bio of Grover Cleveland. Accompanied by a letter on Department of Labor stationery about these cards.
Printed card signed "Grover Cleveland" and "Frances F. Cleveland". 4¼x2½ (visible) cards from the Executive Mansion in Washington, D. C. Matted to 25¾x17½ in a mottled black matte with a 13½x10½ (visible) color illustration of Grover Cleveland and 7¾x7½ (visible) photocopied bio of Cleveland. Cards are lightly toned, foxed and soiled. Illustration has tackhead-sized tear. Bio is lightly toned and foxed and has photocopy marks. Accompanied by 2 items: 1) 3-page autograph letter signed by Leonard E. Tilden on 1 sheet (folded, front and verso) of Department of Labor stationery, on the difficulties he had in sending them to several people who requested them. Fragile. Lightly toned and creased. Signature and handwriting is lightly smeared, but legible. Spine lightly torn at top and bottom edge Folded once and unfolded. Lightly nicked at right edge of second left along fold. Otherwise in fine condition. 2) Unsigned autograph envelope from Department of Labor stationery. Postmarked Washington, D. C., Jan. 16, 1894 and Keene, New Hampshire, Jan. 17, 1894. Addressed to Carson Calony, Esq., Keene, New Hampshire. One 2¢ purple-and-white Landing of Columbus stamp affixed. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Neatly opened at top edge. Random ink stains. Lightly rounded corners. Otherwise in fine condition. GROVER CLEVELAND (1837-1908, born in Caldwell, New Jersey), formerly Mayor of Buffalo and Governor of New York (1883-1885) served as the 22nd and 24th President (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). He won the popular vote all three times he ran (1884, 1888, 1892), losing the electoral vote and the presidency in 1888 to Benjamin Harrison. He was the only Democrat elected President in more than a half century between the departure of Buchanan (1861) and the inauguration of Wilson (1913). On June 2, 1886, 21-year-old FRANCES CLARA FOLSOM (1864-1947, born in Buffalo, New York) 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. Frances remarried five years later, and lived until 1947. Not matted in Gallery of History style. Items were not evaluated outside matte. "As is" matting purchase.
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