Signature. Perry BELMONT.


This American politician and diplomat represented New York in Congress (1881-88), served as U.S. Minister to Spain during the Spanish-American War and in 1906 was named president of the National Publicity Bill Organization which advocated campaign finance reform. Item #42483

Attractive and bold signature below a typewritten "Very sincerely yours" on a 4¼" X 1 3/4" slip, n.p., n.y. Near fine. Though not dated, the typed letter from which this was clipped shows a black mourning border on the left and right sides, which likely dates it to the months following the death on October 20, 1935 of his wife, Jessie Robbins Belmont (born 1858) -- who caused a scandal in 1899 when she divorced Henry T. Sloane and within hours of the divorce decree married Belmont.

Price: $55.00

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