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    [Ulysses S. Grant] Grant Family Archive, including: (1) Philip Sheridan autograph note signed in the third person, accepting an invitation to dine with President and Mrs. Grant, February 12, 1870; (2) Hamilton Fish autograph note signed in the third person, accepting an invitation, April 28; (3) Gustav Kruell autograph letter signed, regarding a wood engraving of General Grant, April 4, 1892; (4) Lord Carnarvon partially printed invitation to General Grant, June 6, with transmittal envelope; (5) Olga de [?] autograph letter signed, presenting birthday flowers to Mrs. Grant, 26 January 26, 1871; (6) Frederick Grant autograph letter signed, regarding a power of attorney for General Grant, December 27, 1880; (7) Francis Vinton autograph letter signed, to President Grant recommending E. Delafield Smith for an appointed position, June 22, 1870; (8) Japanese diplomatic autograph letter signed, to General Grant regarding the Japanese seizure of Riu Kiu (Okinawa), June 27, 1882, Tokio; (9) John Church Hamilton (son of Alexander Hamilton) signed letter, sending best wishes to Grant on his recovery from an illness, July 7, 1882 (Hamilton died eighteen days later at the age of eighty-nine); (10) John A. Logan (senator from Illinois, Union general, and leader of the Radical Republicans) autograph letter signed, to Jesse Grant about a meeting with the secretary of state, August 20, 1885; (11) Sami Bey cabinet card signed (Bey was assigned by the Khedive of Egypt to escort the Grants on their visit during their 1877-1879 world tour); (12) Queen Consort Sukumalmarsri of Siam cabinet card, the youngest of the four wives of King King Chulalongkorn (holding Sutatipyaratana, Princess of Ratanakosin) whom the Grants met on their 1877-1879 world tour; (13) Thomas Nast letter signed, to Mrs. Grant asking that she look at a portrait of the General by Gustav Kruell, April 2, 1892; (14-16) John P. Newman (a Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church who delivered Grant's funeral oration) cabinet card signed and two autograph letters signed; (17) Ferdinand Ward autograph note signed, "General U. S. Grant/ Compliments of/ Ferdinand Ward/ Apl. 27/82", the failure of the firm of Grant and Ward in 1884 impoverished the entire Grant family and tarnished Grant's reputation; (18) Gustav Kruell autograph letter signed regarding an engraving, with pencil notation by Julia Grant, April 9, 1892; (19) Benjamin Butler typed letter signed to Julia Grant regarding the transfer of land, December 24, 1891; (20) Cyrus Ballou Comstock (A.D.C. to General Grant) autograph letter signed to Julia Grant regarding a military appointment, May 28; (21) Caroline Crane Marsh (wife of the United States Minister in Rome) autograph note signed to Julia Grant regarding a gift to the Queen of Italy, May 31, 1882; (22) Joseph A. Bingham (United States Minister to Japan) to Frederick Grant regarding a railway concession in Japan, March 8, 1881; (23) Cornelius Roosevelt (grandson of Theodore Roosevelt) autograph latter signed to Chapman Grant (grandson of President Grant, n.d., Groton, Massachusetts; (24) program for the Memorial Day ceremony at Grant's Tomb, May 30, 1895; (25) Jessie Grant autograph letter signed, October 1, 1918; (26) Frederick Grant photograph, in uniform of Brigadier General; (27) Ulysses Grant engraving, 1866; and, (28) Ulysses Grant, carte de visite, Rice & Allen. Most show signs of previous mounting, else near fine.

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