Lot 33: Wife of U.S. President Franklin Pierce (1806–1863) who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Rare ALS signed "J. M. Pierce," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, personal monogrammed letterhead, no date. Letter in her difficult to decipher hand to her niece Anne in which she discusses a variety of personal matters such as her health, family, and upcoming plans, in part: "I was much pleased to find that you had started on a journey…The morning we called at your house every thing there looked very bright & I'll say nothing of the nice newly painted house." Collector's pencil notations indicate the placement of the signature. In fine condition, with horizontal folds and trivial soiling to back page.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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