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Elihu Root Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

ELIHU ROOT
Born: February 15, 1845 in Clinton, New York
Died: February 7, 1937 in New York City, New York
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Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer. Notable clients include William "Boss" Tweed (junior counsel), Andrew Carnegie, eventual President Chester A. Arthur, and Jay Gould. He was named a United States Attorney by former client President Chester A. Arthur and later served as the Secretary of War for President William McKinley and President Theodore Roosevelt from 1899-1904. As Secretary of War, he modernized the armed forces of the United States, particularly the National Guard. Roosevelt appointed him to be Secretary of State following John Hay's death in 1905; he served in that position until 1909. Root was elected to represent New York in the United States Senate for one term, from 1909-1915. As recognition for his arbitration and collaboration skills between multiple international actors, Root was awarded the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1917, the elderly statesman was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to travel to revolutionary Russia to engage in cooperation talks with the new government. He promoted international arbitration treaties and played an influential role at the Washington Naval Conference (1921-1922).   
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  • ELIHU ROOT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 112357
    ELIHU ROOT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 112357
    ELIHU ROOTThe lawyer and federal government employee across multiple positions signed this card in ink Signature: "Elihu Root". 4¼x2¾ card. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer. Notable clients include William “Boss” Tweed (junior counsel), Andrew Carnegie, eventual President Chester A. Arthur, and Jay Gould.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - AUTOGRAPH 07/03/1919  - HFSID 56750
    ELIHU ROOT - AUTOGRAPH 07/03/1919 - HFSID 56750
    ELIHU ROOTThe Secretary of War who served under two Presidents signed and dated this card Signature: "Elihu Root/July 3d 1919", 5¼x3 piece of paper. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer. Notable clients include William "Boss" Tweed (junior counsel), Andrew Carnegie, eventual President Chester A.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1883  - HFSID 53638
    ELIHU ROOT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1883 - HFSID 53638
    The future Secretary of War and of State wrote this note on the back of a notice inviting Republicans to meet candidates in an upcoming primary election. One of the candidates is Root's father-in-law.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - CLIPPED SIGNATURE  - HFSID 26405
    ELIHU ROOT - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 26405
    ELIHU ROOTThe lawyer and prominent statesman of the early 20th Century signed this clipped piece of paper in ink Clipped Signature: "Elihu Root", 4¾x3¼. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer. Notable clients include William “Boss” Tweed (junior counsel), Andrew Carnegie, eventual President Chester A.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 318058
    ELIHU ROOT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 318058
    ELIHU ROOTThe United States politician and Cabinet member signed this printed card as Secretary of State Printed card signed in ink: "Elihu Root", in black ink, 4½x3½. Department of State. Washington, District of Columbia. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 320342
    ELIHU ROOT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 320342
    ELIHU ROOTThis printed card is signed by the statesman who served in two different positions in the United States Cabinet Printed card signed in ink: "Elihu Root", in black ink, 4½x3½. Department of State. Washington, District of Columbia. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 320768
    ELIHU ROOT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 320768
    ELIHU ROOTThe United States politician and Cabinet member signed this printed card as Secretary of State Printed card signed in ink: "Elihu Root", in black ink, 4½x3½. Department of State. Washington, District of Columbia. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/15/1935  - HFSID 26381
    ELIHU ROOT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/15/1935 - HFSID 26381
    ELIHU ROOTTwo years before his death, the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize-winner sent this signed letter to an admirer Typed Letter Signed: "Elihu Root". One page. 5½x6¾. New York. March 15, 1935. Sending his autograph to Miss Florence Spence, New York City.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/27/1899  - HFSID 320423
    ELIHU ROOT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/27/1899 - HFSID 320423
    ELIHU ROOTThe statesman accepts congratulations on his appointment as Secretary of War Typed Letter signed: "Elihu Root", 1 page, 8x10. New York City, New York. July 27, 1899. On letterhead of his law firm to A. B. Lockwood, Esq., New York City.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/24/1932  - HFSID 87240
    ELIHU ROOT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/24/1932 - HFSID 87240
    ELIHU ROOTJust a few years before his death, the former United States Cabinet member signed this letter to a business associate Typed Letter Signed: "Elihu Root", One page, 6¾x8¾. New York City, New York. December 24, 1932. To S. Sawamuka, Fred F. French Investing Co.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 08/05/1919  - HFSID 315452
    ELIHU ROOT - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 08/05/1919 - HFSID 315452
    ELIHU ROOTThe Nobel Peace Prize-winning American statesman signed this typed note Typed Note signed: "Elihu Root", 1 page, 5¼x8¼. Clinton, Oneida County, New York, August 5, 1919. On personal letterhead to Master Ralph B. Allen, Newark, Ohio.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • ELIHU ROOT - TYPED SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 26404
    ELIHU ROOT - TYPED SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 26404
    ELIHU ROOTCard signed by the government official affixed to a page bearing a short typed biography Typed Sentiment signed: "Elihu Root", 2¾x1½, affixed to 5x3 page with typed biography. Elihu Root (1845-1937) first gained notoriety as a top-notch lawyer.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • LT. GENERAL JAMES LEE'S WAR HORSE LONGSTREET - COLLECTION 03/13/1901 WITH ELIHU  - HFSID 295530
    LT. GENERAL JAMES "LEE'S WAR HORSE" LONGSTREET - COLLECTION 03/13/1901 WITH ELIHU ROOT - HFSID 295530
    The former Confederate Civil War general writes the Secretary of War a 4-page letter seeking a permanent U.S. Army appointment for his son and namesake - a veteran of the War with Spain. Accompanied by Root's prompt reply.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/11/1900 CO-SIGNED BY - HFSID 79524
    PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/11/1900 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT - HFSID 79524
    WILLIAM MCKINLEY, ELIHU ROOT, and HENRY C. CORBIN This signed document appoints John S. Fair a Captain of the Infantry of the United States Volunteers Military Appointment Signed:

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/15/1901 CO-SIGNED BY - HFSID 50740
    PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/15/1901 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT - HFSID 50740
    WILLIAM McKINLEY and ELIHU ROOT President McKinley and Secretary of War Elihu Root sign this military appointment promoting Francis H. Pope to First Lieutenant of Cavalry. Partly Printed DS: "William McKinley" as President and "Elihu Root" as Secretary of War, 1p, 21x16.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/26/1899 CO-SIGNED BY - HFSID 27412
    PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/26/1899 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT - HFSID 27412
    WILLIAM MCKINLEY, HENRY C. CORBIN, and ELIHU ROOTMervyn C. Buckey is appointed a First Lieutenant of Artillery with this signed document Military Appointment Signed: "William McKinley" as President and "Elihu Root" as Secretary of War. One page, 15x18¾. On vellum.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

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