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Blanche K. Bruce Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

BLANCHE K. BRUCE
Born: March 1, 1841 in Farmville, Virginia
Died: March 17, 1898 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Blanche Bruce (1841-1898) served until 1893. A former slave who became a prominent Mississippi planter and politician, Bruce was elected as U. S. Senator by the Mississippi state legislature in 1874. Serving from 1875 to1881, he was the first black man to serve a full term in the Senate and, in 1879, became the first black man to preside over the Senate, as well. He fought for more liberal land grants for black emigrants and appealed for the desegregation of U. S. Army units. His government service in Washington also included two tenures as Registrar of the U. S. Treasury (1881-1889 and 1895-1898).   
  • BLANCHE K. BRUCE Washington D. C. deed signed by former slave and Senator Blanche K. Bruce as the city's Recorder of Deeds in 1890 Deed signed "B. K. Bruce" as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia on cover docket panel. Black ink and lead pencil notations in unknown hand. read more...

    Sale Price $360.00

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  • BLANCHE K. BRUCE The first Black American to have his signature printed on US currency signs here as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia. Deed signed: "B. K. Bruce" as Recorder of Deeds, 5 pages, 3½x8½ folded, 8½x14 open-flat. District of Columbia, 1890 July 18. read more...

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BLANCHE K. BRUCE Manuscript bill of sale for a Washington D. C. deed signed by former slave and Senator Blanche K. Bruce as the city's Recorder of Deeds in 1890 Manuscript document signed "B. K. Bruce" as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia on docket panel on cover. read more...

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

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