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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER The Secretary of War's signature in black ink Signature: "R A Alger", 4¼x2½ card. Russell A. Alger (1836-1907), an attorney and Civil War hero, served as Secretary of War during McKinley's first term, from March 5, 1897 until August 1, 1899, when he resigned over criticism of his management of the War Department.

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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER Alger signs as Secretary of War in black ink Signature: "R A Alger/Secy of War", 4¼x2½ card. Russell A. Alger (1836-1907), an attorney and Civil War hero, served as Secretary of War during McKinley's first term, from March 5, 1897 until August 1, 1899, when he resigned over criticism of his management of the War Department.

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    $160.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER Signature from the Secretary of War in black ink Signature: "R A Alger", 3½x2¾ card. Ink caption (unknown hand) in lower left: "June 1899". Russell A. Alger (1836-1907), an attorney and Civil War hero, served as

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER As Governor of Michigan, he humbly receives his honor from the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society Autograph Letter signed: "R. A. Alger", 1 page. 8x10. Detroit, Michigan, April 10, 1886. On official letterhead of the Michigan Executive Office to Mr. B.W. Austin, Sioux City, Iowa.

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    $800.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER. Letter from Alger declining an invitation to a dinner party, dated 1888 while serving as Commander of the Michigan Department of the Grand Army of the Republic Typed letter signed: "R.A. Alger", 1p, 8x10. Detroit, Mich., 1888 January 30.To New York Republican leader James S. Lehmaire.

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    $380.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER Letter from Alger dated 1890, asking that a friend inquire about a lithograph of Joseph B. Foraker seen in a local barber shop Typed letter signed: "R.A. Alger", 1p, 7¾x10½. Detroit, Michigan, 1890 June 18. On personal letterhead to Comrade John M. Dalzell, Caldwell, Ohio.

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    $360.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER Brief letter from Alger, stating there is nothing to be said about him politically as he is simply "in the ranks" Typed Letter signed: "R A Alger", 1p, 5¼x8 with blank integral leaf. Detroit, Michigan, 1895 July 16. On personal letterhead to Colonel Darwin C.

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    $360.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER Soon to be fired by President McKinley for mismanagement of the Spanish-American War, Secretary of War Alger authorizes discharge of a New York volunteer corporal. Typed Letter signed: "R. A. Alger" as Secretary of War, 1 page. 5x7¾. War Department, Washington, 1898 October 12.

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    $420.00

  • NEWTON D. BAKER The Mayor and Secretary of War to Woodrow Wilson signs this note thanking a friend for his kind message Autograph note signed: "Newton D Baker" in black ink. 5¾x3¾. December 5, 1930. Written on letterhead of Baker, Hostetler & Sidlo. In full: "Thank you, my dear Mr.

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    $280.00

  • NEWTON DIEHL BAKER Index card signed "Cordially yours" by Newton Diehl Baker, mounted to an album leaf Autograph sentiment signed "Cordially yours,/Newton D. Baker". 4 ¾ x 3 card mounted to 8x5½ album leaf. Black ink notations on card in unknown hand.

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  • NEWTON D. BAKER Signed calling card of Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of War Calling Card signed: "Newton D. Baker", 3¼x2. Printed text: "Newton D. Baker/Union Trust Building/Cleveland". Newton Diehl Baker

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  • As Secretary of War and US Army Adjutant General, they sign the appointment of a Colonel in the Quartermaster Corps. The space for a Presidential signature is blank. President Wilson was barely functioning following his stroke of October 1919, his condition concealed from the public, and even from the Vice President and Cabinet.

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  • NEWTON DIEHLBAKER Printed U. S. War Department card signed by Secretary of War Newton Diehl Baker in black ink Printed card signed "Newton D. Baker" as Wilson's Secretary of War in black ink. 5x3 card. Imprinted at upper right: "War Department".

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  • NEWTON D. BAKER Signing as Secretary of War, on a War Department card Printed Card signed in ink: "Newton D. Baker", 5x3 card. Printed caption in upper right: "War Department". Card also bears a typed caption.

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  • NEWTON D. BAKER The former Secretary of War gracefully declines an invitation. Typed Letter signed: "Newton D. Baker", 1 page, 8½x11. Cleveland, Illinois, 1932 March 16. On letterhead of Baker, Hostetler, Sidlo & Patterson [his law firm] to Walter F.

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    $360.00

  • NEWTON D. BAKER The Secretary of War greets a church minister who has moved to Washington, D.C. Typed Letter signed: "Newton D. Baker" as Secretary of War", 1 page, 5½x9. Washington, D.C., 1916 April 24. To Rev. Paul R. Hickok, Metropolitan Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

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    $360.00

  • Newton Diehl Baker signed this letter on the letterhead of Baker, Hostetler, Sidlo & Patterson in 1931, saying that a reassessment of Woodrow Wilson's administration by Mark Sullivan was "deeply gratifying" and that he would not seek the presidency.

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    $460.00

  • Former Secretary of War Newton Diehl Baker signed this typed letter to the wife of Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, in 1924, saying in part "it is difficult for me to select out any particular incident, or incidents, for inclusion in the intimate appreciation of him which you are preparing."

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    $460.00

  • NEWTON D. BAKER As Mayor of Cleveland, he explains that he has been making many campaign appearances for Woodrow Wilson, and cannot take on an additional one in Pittsburgh. Typed Letter signed: "Newton D. Baker" as Mayor, 1 page, 8½x11. Cleveland, 1912 October 12.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • NEWTON D. BAKER Writing as Secretary of War, 5 days before the end of World War I, he thanks a soldier's father for a box of cigars, but doubts that any can be mailed to the generals in France. Typed Letter signed: "Newton D. Baker" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½.

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    $420.00

  • NEWTON D. BAKER Typed Letter accompanying his returned questionnaire about President Wilson's Cabinet. Typed Letter signed: "Newton D. Baker", 1 page, 8½x11. Cleveland, Ohio, 1934 November 16. On letterhead of Baker, Hostetler, Sidlo & Patterson [law firm] to Lewis Schwartz, Bronx, New York.

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    $360.00

  • JAMES BARBOUR. Manuscript LS: "James Barbour" as J.Q. Adams' Secretary of War, 1p, 7¾x6¼. War Department, 1826 January 23. In full: "You will be pleased

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    $650.00

  • JAMES BARBOUR Announcing the President's military appointment of the recipient. Partly Printed LS: "James Barbour" as J.Q. Adams' Secretary of War, 1p, 8x9¾. War Department, 1825 July 6. To Captain Charles Cruihshank, 1s Legion 1s Brigade, Militia, D.C.

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    $650.00

  • 13¾x10¼ color photo of ill-fated astronaut Edward White, with his wife, receiving the US Air Force Space Trophy from Brown, Secretary of the Air Force. Brown has inscribed the photo to the Whites on the 18x14½ matboard. This photo was in the White's personal estate.

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    $600.00

  • HAROLD BROWN. Signature: "Harold Brown", 5x3½ card printed with patriotic symbols. Secretary of Defense in the Carter administration (1977-1981), Brown was the first scientist to occupy the post. His resumé included a Ph.D.

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    $160.00

  • JAMES D. CAMERON Signature of the Cabinet Secretary and US Senator, the son of President Lincoln's Secretary of War Signature: "J. D. Cameron/Penna", 3¾x2¼. James D. Cameron (1833-1918) followed closely in the footsteps of

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    $100.00

  • JAMES D. CAMERON. Manuscript LS: "J.D. Cameron" as Grant's Secretary of War, 1p, 7¾x10¼. War Department, Washington City, 1877 January 12.

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    $360.00

  • JAMES D. CAMERON Former Secretary of War and U.S. Senator signs his name in brown ink Autograph sentiment signed: "Yours truly/ J.D. Cameron" in black and brown ink. 4¾x1½. James Donald Cameron (1833-1918) followed closely in his father's footsteps.

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    $120.00

  • JAMES D. CAMERON The Secretary of War replies to an inquiry by Senator Edmunds about army paymaster positions. Autograph Letter signed: "J. D. Cameron," as Secretary of War, 1 pages 8x10¾, affixed to 8x11½ paper. War Department, Washington City, 1877 February 17.

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    $360.00

  • SIMON CAMERON He signs autograph in brown ink Signature: "Simon Cameron", 1p, 5½x4¼. Cameron (1799-1889, born in Maytown, Pennsylvania) was Senator from Pennsylvania (Democrat, 1845-1849; Republican, 1857-1861, 1867-1877) and, during the American Civil War, Lincoln's Secretary of War (1861-1862).

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

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