Signature. George BANCROFT.


This highly-regarded American historian (nicknamed the "Father of American History") served in James K. Polk's cabinet as Secretary of the Navy (1845-46) and as U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom (1846-49). Bold old age signature of the blank verso of Bancroft's 3¼" X 2" engraved Washington, DC calling card ("Mr. Bancroft. / 1623 H Street"), n.y. Near fine. With original envelope cancelled in Newport, Rhode Island where Bancroft summered) on 17 August 1888. Accompanied by a fine modern reproduction of a vintage head-and-shoulders engraved portrait of Bancroft. Item #39132

Price: $75.00

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