Lot #8082
Mary Todd Lincoln

Scarce free frank addressed by Mary Todd Lincoln to Supreme Court Justice David Davis, her husband's onetime campaign manager
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Scarce free frank addressed by Mary Todd Lincoln to Supreme Court Justice David Davis, her husband's onetime campaign manager

Scarce hand-addressed and free-franked black-bordered mourning envelope panel, 5.25 x 2, addressed by Mary Todd Lincoln to the Supreme Court justice and friend of her husband, "Hon. David Davis, Washington, D.C., U.S. Supreme Court," and franked in the upper right, "Mary Lincoln." Postmarked at Chicago, Illinois, on February 25, [no year]. Gorgeously double-matted with an oval engraved portrait to an overall size of 15 x 10. In fine condition, with some light creasing, and a staple hole, to the left edge.

An Illinois politician and judge, Davis helped to engineer Abraham Lincoln's nomination as president at the 1860 Republican National Convention and served as his campaign manager during the presidential election. President Lincoln appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1862, where he served until being elected to the Senate in 1877. After Lincoln's assassination, Davis served as an administrator of the estate. A superb example of Mary Todd's autograph, boasting an ideal association with a prominent figure in Abraham Lincoln's career.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021





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