Lot #33
James A. Garfield Letter Signed and Charles Guiteau Signature Display

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Estimate: $800+


Desirable pairing of an American president and his assassin—an LS as an Ohio congressman, signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 4.75 x 6.5, January 30, 1877, in part: “I enclose…of my speech—If you have room I would like to have you add the enclosed as a motto on the title page—I hear there are to be pamphlet copies called for”; and an ink signature, “Charles Guiteau, Dec. 31-1881,” penned while incarcerated for the murder of Garfield on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. Double-matted and framed together with cabinet portraits and engraved plaques to an overall size of 26.5 x 16.5. In overall fine condition, with slight brushing to Garfield's signature.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021