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Russell A. Alger Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

RUSSELL A. ALGER
Born: February 27, 1836 in Medina County, Ohio
Died: January 24, 1907 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Russell Alexander Alger (1836-1907), served as Secretary of War from March 5, 1897 until August 1, 1899, during McKinley's first term. He resigned over criticism of his management of the War Department. Despite having been Governor of Michigan (1885-1887), Alger lacked the decisiveness required during the Spanish-American War, McKinley making decisions independent of his War Secretary, and "Algerism" became a synonym for incompetence. Alger defended his record by writing The Spanish American War (1901). He served in the U.S. Senate (1902-1907).   
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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 26386
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 26386
    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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    $140.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 49325
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 49325
    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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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 142442
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 142442
    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

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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1886  - HFSID 321467
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1886 - HFSID 321467
    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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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/30/1888  - HFSID 13789
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/30/1888 - HFSID 13789
    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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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1890  - HFSID 44685
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1890 - HFSID 44685
    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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  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/16/1895  - HFSID 56691
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/16/1895 - HFSID 56691
    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.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1898  - HFSID 291718
    RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1898 - HFSID 291718
    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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  • PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/07/1891 CO-SIGNED BY - HFSID 13007
    PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/07/1891 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, RUSSELL A. ALGER - HFSID 13007
    WILLIAM McKINLEY, RUSSELL A. ALGER and HENRY C. CORBIN Military appointment of a Lieutenant Colonel, dated 1899. Framed in Gallery of History style to an overall size of 31½x21¼ Military Appointment signed: "William McKinley" as 25th U.S. President and "R. A.

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  • PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/07/1897 CO-SIGNED BY - HFSID 16864
    PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/07/1897 CO-SIGNED BY: RUSSELL A. ALGER - HFSID 16864
    WILLIAM McKINLEY and RUSSELL A. ALGER As President and Secretary of War, they sign the appointment of an artillery officer (1897) Military Appointment signed: "William McKinley" as President and "R. A. Alger" as Secretary of War, 1p, 17½x14½. Washington, D.C., 1897 July 7.

    Sale Price $850.00

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  • PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/24/1898 CO-SIGNED BY - HFSID 4856
    PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/24/1898 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, RUSSELL A. ALGER - HFSID 4856
    WILLIAM McKINLEY, RUSSELL A. ALGER and HENRY C. CORBINMilitary Appointment signed to appoint John R. R. Hannay as Second Lieutenant of Infantry. Hannah would later have a U.S. Army Transport named for him. Military Appointment Signed: "William McKinley" as Presidentand "R.A.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

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