Lot #17
Franklin Pierce

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Estimate: $400+


Attractive free-franked mailing envelope, 4 x 2.25, addressed by Pierce to his former private White House secretary, "Sidney Webster, Esq., Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.," and crisply franked along the top, "Franklin Pierce." Annotated with a pencil date of "1857" and postmarked at Portsmouth, N.H., on August 24. In fine condition. Shortly after leaving the White House in 1857, Pierce returned to his native New Hampshire and then embarked on a three-year tour of Europe and the Bahamas. During his time abroad Pierce maintained correspondence with Webster, the son-in-law of Senator Hamilton Fish and a brilliant Manhattan lawyer who, in 1892, published Franklin Pierce and His Administration.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020

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