[AMERICAN AUTOGRAPHS]. An extensive collection formed by a New Yorker in the 1860s, containing some 217 neatly mounted letters, clipped signatures, free franks and documents. 4to, covers detached.
Political and Military figures: ABRAHAM LINCOLN (LS, Executive Mansion, 6 January 1862: "I send you my autograph, such as it is, with pleasure..."); Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin, Simon Camerob, S.P. Chase, Caleb B. Smith, Gideon Welles, Montgomery Blair, MARTIN VAN BUREN (1p. ALS), ANDREW JOHNSON (ALS as Senator, 1 p., in ink, 1861), U.S. GRANT (ALS, 1p. 4to, from Pittsburg, Tenn., 5 days after Battle of Shiloh), MILLARD FILLMORE (ANS, 1861), FRANKLIN PIERCE (1p. inscription, 1861), W.P. Fessenden, JAMES BUCHANAN (ALS, 1p., 1861), George McClellan, Winfield Scott, Robert Anderson, John G. Fremont (ALS, 1p.), John A. Dix, H.W. Hallech (ALS, 1p. 1861), B.F. Butler, S.P. Heintzelman, D. Wilmot, Charles Wilkes, S.F. DuPont (ALS), W.S. Rosecrans, Louis Blenker, Clement Vallandingham, Schuyler Colfax, T.F. Meagher, Don Carlos Buell, Col. James A. Mulligan (ALS, 1861, RARE), A.E. Burnside, D.G. Farragut, John Nicolay, Howell Cobb, Isaac Toucey, etc.
Others: L. Agassiz, E. Everett, John Brown (clipped signature), L.M. Gottschalk, O.W. Holmes, Edwin Forrest, H. W. Longfellow (4-lines verse: "Footprints in the sands of time"), W.C. Bryant, J. Howard Payne, Wendell Phillips, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Samuel F. B. Morse (ALS, 1841, 1 p.), Cyrus W. Field, Peter Cooper, Horace Greeley.