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    New York Governors Autograph Collection consisting of approximately 16 signed items from 14 different governors- signatures, documents, and letters ranging in date from the early 1800s through the 1950s. An excellent group that includes: Morgan Lewis- fourth governor, an 1807 DS appointing an inspector of fish, with large intact state seal; Alfred E. Smith- a presidential candidate in 1928, an 8" x 10" SP (with some damage) and a 1915 TLS; John T. Hoffman- his career was ruined by connections to the Tweed Ring, an 1865 ALS mentioning Sachem Tweed!; David B. Hill- later a presidential hopeful, the first U.S. execution by electric chair happened during his term as governor, an 1889 DS; Levi P. Morton- 22nd vice president, a 1903 TLS; William Sulzer- was impeached and removed from office after only ten months as governor, a 1913 TLS whille in office; Charles Evans Hughes- later Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a Signature at bottom of an Elihu Root TLS (Nobel Peace Prize recipient); and Averell Harriman, a Signature on an Executive Mansion card. Condition generally fine to very fine. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    October, 2006
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