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Extensive Grover Cleveland 1885-1897 President, Vice Presidents and Cabinet Members Signed Items (23)

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Morgan Bulkeley's Personal 1790s-1920s "Presidential Cabinet" Autograph Collection


As the first National League president in baseball history (1876), Morgan Bulkeley is a much sought-after signature in his own right, and we've been fortunate to showcase the early Hall of Famer's signed personal effects in our recent auctions. Now the shoe is on the other foot, so to speak, because it turns out that Bulkeley himself was an autograph collector—and he happened to focus his efforts on fellow presidents! U.S. presidents, that is, plus the inner circles of cabinet members who served them. This political theme was quite apt considering that Bulkeley went on to serve as Hartford mayor, Connecticut governor and U.S. Senator before his death in 1922 at age 84.


Thus we proudly present Morgan Bulkeley's presidential cabinet autograph collection spanning George Washington's coterie in the 1790s up through the Harding/Coolidge/Hoover era after World War I. There are 10 presidents and 17 vice presidents represented, plus Daniel Webster, William Jennings Bryan and the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay. Also no fewer than 9 members of Lincoln's famed "Team of Rivals" cabinet, including Salmon Chase and William Seward. Some cabinet members in the collection served multiple positions and/or administrations. The various cuts originate mainly from official documents, letters/envelopes and souvenir cards. They range in size, condition and mounting, yet are uniform in their elegance, scarcity and historical import. Each elite offering comes with an Auction LOA from JSA.



Extensive Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 & 1893-1897 President, Vice President and Cabinet Members Signed Items (23)


1) Grover Cleveland (President)


2) Thomas Hendricks (Vice President)


3) Adlai Stevenson (Vice President)


4) Charles Fairchild (Secretary of Treasury)


5) William Endicott (Secretary of War)


6) William Vilas (Postmaster General)


7) Augustus Garland (Attorney General)


8) William Whitney (Secretary of Navy)


9) Lucius Lamar (Secretary of Interior)


10) John Ingalls (Senate President Pro Tempore)


11) Norman Coleman (Secretary of Agriculture)


12) Richard Olney (Secretary of State)


13) Daniel Lamont (Secretary of War)


14) Hilary Horbert (Secretary of Navy)


15) Judson Harmon (Attorney General)


16) John Carlisle (Secretary of Treasury)


17) William Wilson (Postmaster General)


18) John Sherman (Senate President Pro Tempore)


19) Hoke Smith (Secretary of Interior)


20) Julius Morton (Secretary of Agriculture


21) David Francis (Secretary of Interior)


22) Walter Gresham (Secretary of State)


23) Thomas Bayard (Secretary of State)

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