Lot #30
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Autograph Check Signed

Rare autograph check from Buchanan to his niece, who would play the role of first lady in his administration
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Rare autograph check from Buchanan to his niece, who would play the role of first lady in his administration

Rare and desirable handwritten check, 8 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Buchanan, "James Buchanan," payable to Harriet R. Lane for $50, February 3, 1852; endorsed on the reverse by Lane, "Harriet Lane," and countersigned by several others. In fine condition, with cancelation cuts and light soiling. Harriet Rebecca Lane (1830-1903) was the niece of President James Buchanan, a lifelong bachelor, who acted as his first lady from 1857 to 1861.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021





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