1860 Autograph Album with Signatures of Mathew Brady, Robert Todd Lincoln, and More. An impressive and important autograph album with an ornate leather cover, 50 pages with gilt edges, measuring 5.5" x 8". The autographs were maintained and collected over 25-plus years by James H. Mandeville, of Penn Yann, New York and Washington, D.C., and is signed and dated by him (December 1861) on the first page, with numerous elected officials, including famed photographer Mathew Brady, and Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd. The majority of the autographs found in this album are from Mandeville's friends, relatives, and apparent classmates and co-workers, but interspersed among them is a small but remarkable group of autographs by noted personalities who had close connections to Abraham Lincoln, including Ward H. Lamon, a law partner and close friend of Lincoln from his Illinois days; Robert Todd Lincoln; Mark W. Delahay, U.S. District Judge for the District of Kansas, a collateral relative of Mary Todd Lincoln, who was closely associated with her husband in Republican politics, hosted his 1859 visit to Kansas, and received a judicial appointment from Lincoln; Lane, Kansas Senator and "Jayhawker," who was close to Lincoln early in the war and led the capital's "Frontier Guards" who were bivouacked at the White House; Montgomery Blair of Maryland, Lincoln's Post-Master General; William D. Kelley; John Sherman, W.T. Sherman's brother, who later served at times as Secretary of War and Secretary of Treasury. An excellent original autograph album with a number of valuable signatures. Overall choice and in extremely fine condition.

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