Sale 265

Autographs and Historical Documents

U.S. Presidents' Wives
Lot Photo Description
Lot 76
  Cleveland, Francis Folsom (1864-1947)., First Lady (1886-1887, 1893-1897).

PS, 1892 July 21, cabinet card with bust portrait signed "Frances F. Cleveland" and dated in her hand, Napoleon Sarony, New York. Adhesive and abrasion in bottom margin obscuring studio name, slight mounting damage on verso, negligible smearing in signature, Fair.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 77
  Eisenhower, Mamie Geneva (nèe Doud) (1896-1979)., First Lady (1953-1961).

TLS, 6" x 9", 1p., Honolulu, 1963 May 15. Letter of thanks for get-well wishes, accompanied by 5" x 7" signed photo, both boldly signed "Mamie Doud Eisenhower", Very Fine.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 78
  Grant, Julia D. (1826-1902)., First Lady (1869-1902).

PS, 1893, cabinet card with bust portrait signed "Julia D. Grant" and dated in her hand, W. Kurtz Studio, New York. Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 79
  Johnson, Lady Bird [Claudia Alta] (1912-)., First Lady (1963-1969).

TLS, 6½" x 8½", 1p., Stonewall, Tex., 1973 Mar 30. Letter of thanks to a well-wisher for supporting her husband during his presidency, signed boldly in characteristic brown ink on illustrated LBJ Ranch letterhead. Includes mailing envelope with both a printed free-frank and another facsimile signature in the red Austin, Tex. machine cancel. Very Fine.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 80
  Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee (1929-94)., First Lady (1961-1963).

ALS on mourning card, 5¼" x 3¾", both sides, New York, 1965 Jan. Note to President Kennedy's secretary Evelyn Lincoln, "Dearest Mrs. Lincoln - As usual you are the most thoughtful person in the world & I just wanted you to know how much Caroline loved her gold horse charm and John his light-up Santa pin - which he especially likes to wear on his pajamas - so he can turn on the light when he is in bed & meant to be asleep! We send you all our love and wishes for a better New Year - Jackie". Very Fine, accompanied by original mailing envelope with handstamped free frank postmarked Jan 2. Marvelous content.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 81
  Roosevelt (Anna) Eleanor (1884-1962)., First Lady (1933-1945).

IPS, 7½ x 9¾ Harris & Ewing full length portrait in formal gown inscribed in blue ink "To Cousin Mary with best wishes Eleanor Roosevelt"; also a signed White House card. Photo has marginal faults and light crease at upper left corner; card with couple tiny rust stains barely affecting signature; otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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