Lot 48: ALS signed "R. B. Hayes," one page, 7.5 x 9, State of Ohio Executive Department letterhead, November 19, 1870. A letter to his son's schoolteacher, in part: "Ruddy has been suffering from a severe cold for several weeks, I have…thought best to take him out of the public school for the coming winter." Double-matted and framed with a color portrait and nameplate affixed to the glass to an overall size of 13.5 x 17.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, noticeable mirroring to ink, and small blocks of adhesive remnants to the lower portion. Hayes's son, Rutherford Platt Hayes, would have been 12 years old at the time of this correspondence; he went on to become a librarian.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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