Julia G. Tyler Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, two sided, 5" x 8", n.p., August 15, 1888. John Tyler's second wife, Juli...
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The Tylers married in secrecy and by all accounts loved each other very much. Despite the 30-year difference in their ages, she bore him seven children. Following President Tyler's death in 1862, Julia began having financial difficulties. Though never a wealthy widow, Julia was determined to have her children educated in Canada and Germany, which further depleted her finances. After the Panic of 1873, Julia resorted to selling her New York property and returned to the Tyler's plantation home, Sherwood Forest. Following a pension award given to Mary Todd Lincoln as a president's widow, Julia Tyler launched her own pension campaign and in 1881 she was granted received $1,200 a year, which was later raised to $5,000 a year. Accompanied by a 3.75" x 5.5" engraved color bust of the First Lady. Letter is bright and clean, in very fine condition.
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