Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(CIVIL WAR.) MONTGOMERY BLAIR. Group of 6 Autograph Letters Signed and a Letter Signed, each "MBlair," including 5 War-dated and two to President Lincoln. Together 9 1/2 pages, 4to or 8vo; generally good condition. Vp, 1860-67

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ALS, to James P. Staber, giving plans to speak at a commemoration of the Battle of Germantown and expecting to carry PA in upcoming elections. 1 page, 4to. "Chestnut Hill," 3 October 1860 LS, to President Abraham Lincoln, recommending that A.S. Baxter be appointed Brigade Quartermaster. Additionally Signed by Major General David Hunter. 1 page, 4to. St. Louis, 14 September 1861 ALS, to "Dear Madam," sending a permit [not present]. 1 page, small 4to. Washington, 11 October 1861 ALS, to the President, recommending that William P. Graves be appointed for a position in the Army. 1 page, 4to. Washington, 12 March 1862 ALS, to "Dear Sir," recommending that the newspaper of W.D. Hughes be used to publish documents for the government. 1 1/2 pages, 4to. Washington, 8 May 1862 ALS, to "My dear friend," expressing sympathy at the loss of his son. 1 page, 4to. Washington, 22 August 1862 ALS, to "Rev'd and dear Sir," sending a letter from Colonel Webster [not present], appealing to him to publically deny a charge made against Blair. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet. Washington, 1 May 1867.

WITH--Archive of 8 items from the father or brother of Montgomery Blair: Francis Preston Blair. 6 items Signed, "F.P. Blair": 4 Autograph Letters Autograph Endorsement Document. The letters, to various recipients, concerning a MS plantation, character reference, scandal relating to Creek Campaign. Together 7 pages, 4to or smaller. Most Washington, 1831-45. Francis Preston Blair, Jr. Two Autograph Letters Signed, "Frank P. Blair, Jr.," to Secretary of War Simon Cameron, concerning Gen. Jackson's possible repossession of the Hannibel & St. Joseph Railroad, or sending the list of officers elected for a company of volunteers [present]. Together 8 pages, 4to. "Jeff Barracks" [Lemay, MO], 8 May 1861; Np, nd.