[AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION]. Group of four hardcover autograph albums (with an alphabetized index book) containing approx. 770 signatures assembled over forty years consisting mostly of cards pasted down. Includes twelve American presidents, military and political figures, actors, authors, clergyman, composers, musicians, artists, scientists and other historical figures with related newspaper clippings, letters and ephemera.
William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Nikola Tesla, R.B. Hayes (card and SP), F.D. Roosevelt (TLS ), Winston Churchill, Orville Wright, Levi P. Morton, John Hay, Warren Harding, Mark Twain, P. T. Barnum, Ida McKinley, Chester A. Arthur (SP), Arthur Conan Doyle, G. Marconi, Clara Barton, R.E. Peary, Benjamin Harrison, Andrew Carnagie, W.J. Bryan, Enrico Caruso, Victor Herbert, Henry Cabot Lodge, Ernest Seton-Thomas, Adlai Stevenson, Booth Tarkington, Sarah Bernhardt, Edward Everett Hale, Saint-Saens, John Burroughs, Stephen Crane, William H. Taft, Julia Ward Howe, D.L. Moody, Booker T. Washington, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge (on governor card), John J. Pershing, John Phillip Sousa, W.F. Cody/Buffalo Bill, David Belasco, Lew Wallace, Rudyard Kipling (ALS), Billie Burke, Henry Ward Beecher, George M. Cohan, Joquin Miller, J.P. Morgan, Ignace Padereweski, Elihu Root and many others. (4)