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Charles J. Guiteau Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: September 8, 1844 in Freeport, Illinois
Died: June 30, 1882 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Charles Guiteau (1841-1882), a failed lawyer, involved himself in the 1880 Presidential campaign, writing a speech on behalf of James Garfield that the Republic Party published and gave some limited circulation. Guiteau credited himself with having secured Garfield's election, and hounded the staff of the President-elect for a diplomatic appointment. Firmly rebuffed by incoming Secretary of State James Blaine, Guiteau decided to assassinate Garfield. After much preparation, he shot the President on July 2, 1881. Garfield finally died on September 2, as much a victim of poor medical practice as of Guiteau's bullet, and the assassin was charged with murder. Guiteau was found guilty on January 25, 1882, and he was executed by hanging on June 30.
  • CHARLES J. GUITEAUPresident Garfield's assassin pens his name and title on this slip of paper Signature: "Yours &c/ Charles J. Guiteau/ Atty & Plaintiff in person/ 51 Chambers St/ N.Y.C.", in black ink, 4½x3½. Darkly penned, removed from an Autograph Letter signed. The words "in person" were added by Guiteau in a different ink.

    Sale Price $595.00


  • CHARLES J. GUITEAUThe man who assassinated President Garfield pens his name on this card in iron gall ink Signature: "Charles Guiteau/March 6 - 1882", iron gall ink, 3¾x2¼ card.

    Sale Price $595.00


  • CHARLES J. GUITEAUA struggling lawyer, the future assassin of President Garfield signed this New York Superior Court document as a plaintiff's attorney Autograph Document signed: "Charles J. Guiteau/Plffs Atty", 1 page, 8x7. City and County of New York, 1874 June 12. In part: "Charles J.

    Sale Price $1,360.00


  • Awaiting trial for the assassination of the President in 1881, Guiteau signed this autograph letter demanding that an account of his life given to a prosecutor who had posed as a reporter and that the account be published in full in the NY Herald

    Sale Price $5,100.00


  • CHARLES J. GUITEAUClipped signature of President Garfield's assassin affixed to a slip of paper Clipped signature: "Charles Guiteau". With pencil notation on verso in unknown hand. 3¾x1½ signature affixed to 4½x2¾ slip of paper.

    Sale Price $595.00


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