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Historically important 19th century autograph album kept by Miss Ida Bower (1851-1921) with numerous signatures including Presidents Abraham Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson dated 1867 as well as numerous other politicians associated with Lincoln’s and Johnson’s cabinet. Album also includes autographs of family and friends of Ida Bower. Ida Bower’s brother was Lieutenant William H. Bower who served in the 1st New York Artillery, 22nd and 24th Veteran Reserve Corps and was stationed to guard Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C., following Lincoln’s assassination and subsequent death. Notable autographs contained within this album include “Abraham Lincoln” (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States, “Andrew Johnson" (1865-1869) 17th President of the United States, Washington City, Dist. Col. Jan 10th 1867” (1808-1875), “John Hay” (1838-1905) Lincoln’s personal secretary and Secretary of State under President McKinley. “William H. Seward” (1801-1872) Lincoln’s Secretary of State. “Gideon Welles 27 Oct. 1864” (1802-1878) Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy. “J.P. Usher 29 Oct 1864” (1816-1889) Lincoln’s Secretary of the Interior. “A.W. Dennison 29 Oct. 1864” (1815-1882) Lincoln’s Postmaster General. “E.A. Hitchcock, Maj. Gen. Vol Comm. Of Exchange” (1798-1870) Civil War General, Commissioner for Prisoner of War Exchange, and then Commissary-General of Prisoners. “J. Holt Judge Adv. General” (1807-1894) Politician, Judge Advocate General of the United States Army, and prosecutor for the Lincoln assassination trial. “James B. Fry Provost Marshal General” (1827-1894) Military officer and provost marshal general of the United States Army during the Civil War. “O.H. Browning, Jan 31, 1867” (1806-1881) Johnson’s Secretary of the Interior. “Hugh McCulloch, Jan 30 1867” (1808-1895) Johnson’s Secretary of the Treasury. “Wm. E. Chandler, Jan 1867” (1835-1917) Johnson’s Asst. Secretary of the Treasury. “F.E. Spinner, Treasurer of the US, Oct 27 1864” (1802-1890) Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury. “W.P. Fessenden, Sec. of Treasury, Washington Oct 27, 1864” (1806-1869) Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury. “B.D. Pritchard” (1835-1907) Civil War general that led troops that captured the fugitive Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Album includes 28 other signatures of lesser politicians and military officers as well as 11 other signatures of friends and family (many from Rochester and Auburn, New York). Album measures 8” x 5.25” and exhibits damaged spine wi9th some pages loose and some minor toning to pages. Lincoln and Johnson’s signatures are strong in tone with Lincoln’s appearing on same page with John Hay (his personal secretary) Both Lincoln and Johnson signatures were signed when they were President.

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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $10,800.00
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
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