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Auction archive: Lot number 85

GRANT, Ulysses S Autograph letter signed ("U S Grant"), as L...

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$4,560
Auction archive: Lot number 85

GRANT, Ulysses S Autograph letter signed ("U S Grant"), as L...

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$4,560
Beschreibung:

GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed ("U. S. Grant"), as Lt. General, to Boynton, Washington, D. C., 17 February 1866. 2¼ pages, 4to, Head Quarters Armies of the United States stationery, lower portion of center crease reinforced .
GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed ("U. S. Grant"), as Lt. General, to Boynton, Washington, D. C., 17 February 1866. 2¼ pages, 4to, Head Quarters Armies of the United States stationery, lower portion of center crease reinforced . "MY BOY WILL GO TO WEST POINT..." Grant takes time out of the high politics of postwar Washington--the Andrew Johnson impeachment imbroglio is just days ahead--to express his fears to one of the Academy's professors about his eldest son's preparation for college. "My boy will go to West Point barely sixteen years of age, and without many advantages of education. Before the war he was too young to have advanced much, and since, my family have moved from place to place so often that the children have been to school in four different Cities in that time, commencing back in each instance to review what before they had gone through with. Besides this the oldest has lost two full sessions by sickness and by being with me in the field. He is, however, a very strong healthy lad, full three inches taller than I was when I entered West Point and better prepared. I hope he will succeed though I have no expectation of him distinguishing himself in his studies..." He hopes Boynton might be able to give the boy some "private instruction to prepare him for his first examination...I do not want him to remain idle from this time until entering time into the Academy." Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912) graduated from West Point in 1871 and became an aide to Philip Sheridan before resigning his commission to join his father's ill-fated Wall Street brokerage business. In the Spanish-American war he rejoined the service as a brigadier general and served in Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

Auction archive: Lot number 85
Auction:
Datum:
22 May 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
22 May 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed ("U. S. Grant"), as Lt. General, to Boynton, Washington, D. C., 17 February 1866. 2¼ pages, 4to, Head Quarters Armies of the United States stationery, lower portion of center crease reinforced .
GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed ("U. S. Grant"), as Lt. General, to Boynton, Washington, D. C., 17 February 1866. 2¼ pages, 4to, Head Quarters Armies of the United States stationery, lower portion of center crease reinforced . "MY BOY WILL GO TO WEST POINT..." Grant takes time out of the high politics of postwar Washington--the Andrew Johnson impeachment imbroglio is just days ahead--to express his fears to one of the Academy's professors about his eldest son's preparation for college. "My boy will go to West Point barely sixteen years of age, and without many advantages of education. Before the war he was too young to have advanced much, and since, my family have moved from place to place so often that the children have been to school in four different Cities in that time, commencing back in each instance to review what before they had gone through with. Besides this the oldest has lost two full sessions by sickness and by being with me in the field. He is, however, a very strong healthy lad, full three inches taller than I was when I entered West Point and better prepared. I hope he will succeed though I have no expectation of him distinguishing himself in his studies..." He hopes Boynton might be able to give the boy some "private instruction to prepare him for his first examination...I do not want him to remain idle from this time until entering time into the Academy." Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912) graduated from West Point in 1871 and became an aide to Philip Sheridan before resigning his commission to join his father's ill-fated Wall Street brokerage business. In the Spanish-American war he rejoined the service as a brigadier general and served in Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

Auction archive: Lot number 85
Auction:
Datum:
22 May 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
22 May 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center
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