CIVIL WAR]. A book of signatures, including many autograph notes of public men collected by F.B. Millard in 1868 and 1869. 80 pages, oblong 8vo, original red morocco gilt cover, very worn, pages detached .
Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,500
Price realised: US$5,875
CIVIL WAR]. A book of signatures, including many autograph notes of public men collected by F.B. Millard in 1868 and 1869. 80 pages, oblong 8vo, original red morocco gilt cover, very worn, pages detached . A FINE AMERICAN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1865-1870. A substantial collection of autographs made shortly after the close of the Civil War by F.B. Millard who collected signatures of many prominent personalities of mid-19th century America. Some comprise notes that have been folded and tipped in, others appear on cards or on small slips. Civil War military figures: LEE, Robert E. ("R E Lee"); LONGSTREET, James. ("Yours Truly James Longstreet"); THOMAS, George. ("Geo H Thomas Maj Genl USA"); MEADE, George. ("My Truly Yours Geo. G. Meade Maj. Genl. U.S.A."), Philadelphia, 26 May 1869 on Headquarters Military Division on the Atlantic stationery; MCCLELLAN, George B. ("very truly yours Geo B McClellan"), 1 April 1869; SEMMES, Raphael. ("Raphael Semmes"); SHERIDAN, Philip. ("Phil. H. Sheridan Lt Genl U.S.A."); CORBETT, Boston. The man who killed John Wilkes Booth . ("Boston Corbett Sergt, Co L, 16th N.Y. Cavalry May 4th 1865"); MCCLELLAN, George. ("Yours Respectfully Geo. B. McClellan 2nd A.P. M Genl"); HANCOCK, Winfield S. ANS ("Winf S Hancock Major Genl U.S.A."), Washington, 8 March 1869.; FARRAGUT, David. ("D.E. Farragut Admiral"); also Admiral John Dahlgren, Generals Ambrose Burnside, John Logan, Oliver Howard, Alfred Terry, Benjamin Butler, John Schofield and Carl Schurz. United States Presidents: GARFIELD, James A. ANS ("J.A. Garfield"), Washington, 19 April 1869.; TYLER, John. Free frank ("J Tyler"); PIERCE, Franklin. ("Very respectfully yr obedt servt Franklin Pierce"); FILLMORE, Millard. CS ("Millard Fillmore Buffalo, March 19th 1869") Civil War political figures: SUMNER, Charles. ("C. Sumner"); CHASE, Salmon P. ("Hate Sin only S.P. Chase Apl 5 69"); STANTON, Edwin. ("Edwin M Stanton Secretary of War"), Washington, 2 April 1868; WELLES, Gideon. ("Gideon Welles Secy Navy"); SEWARD, William. ANS ("William H Seward"), 9 April 1869.; SUMNER, Charles. DS ("Charles Sumner" and "C.S."), Washington, 2 May 1868. A check drawn upon the First National Bank; also Hannibal Hamlin, Thaddeus Stevens and Benjamin Wade. Other notables: VANDERBILT, Cornelius. ("C Vanderbilt"); PHILLIPS, Wendell. ("Peace if possible Justice at any rate Wendell Phillips Apl 68"); EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. ("Respectfully R.W. Emerson"); MORSE, Samuel. ANS ("Saml. F.B. Morse"), New York, 29 March 1869.; BARNUM, Phineas. ANS ("P.T. Barnum"), New York, 18 April 1868.; GREELEY, Horace. ("Yes, Horace Greeley"); BRYANT, William Cullen. ("William Cullen Bryant April 17th 1869."); YOUNG, Brigham. ("Brigham Young"); LOCKE, David. ("D.R. Locke Petroleum V Nasby PM").
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