Lot 274: Journalist, editor, and social reformer (1805–1879) best known as one of the most ardent and influential abolitionists in the decades leading up to the Civil War. Civil War–dated DS, signed "Liberty for each, for all, and for ever! Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Boston, Sept. 4, 1864," one page, 5 x 8, August 25, 1864. Garrison signs at the conclusion of an autograph request document issued by the Western Illinois Sanitary Fair Committee. In part: "As a means for increasing the fund for the benefit of our soldiers, and procuring a valuable and interesting collection, the Executive Committee have decided to respectfully request the Autographs of prominent persons." In fine condition, with trivial mirroring to ink. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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