Item #24596 Autograph Letter Signed / Carte-de-visite. George BANCROFT.

Autograph Letter Signed / Carte-de-visite.

This American historian's 10-volume "History of the United States" (1854-78) helped earn him the moniker "father of U.S. history"; in his spare time he was a distingiushed cabinet member and diplomat. Item #24596

ALS, 1p, 4½" X 7", Newport, RI, 1853 November 2. Very good. Minor foxing along top edge; mounting traces on verso. Sends a check for $575 "which please put to my credit in account." Accompanied by a fine carte-de-visite portrait photograph [Gurney & Son, NY], itself scarce and desirable.

Price: $195.00

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