This clergyman with the Episcopal Church was appointed missionary bishop to Colorado (his turf also included New Mexico and Wyoming) in 1873, and in 1887 he became Colorado's first diocesan bishop. Item #43363
Bold "John F Spalding / Bishop of Colorado" in brown ink on a 5" X 1" slip with "Faithfully yours" typed above and affixed to the lower margin a 4" X ½" slip clipped from the top of the letter from which the signature was clipped, reading in type "Denver, Colorado, St. Andrew's Day, 1895." (St. Andrew's day is November 30.) Attractive example of an uncommon signature.