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Includes their original marriage certificate signed by Union Generals Irvin McDowell and Quincy A. Gillmore as the two witnesses. Collection includes 55 Autograph Letters Signed with 47 original envelopes (stamp cut off in upper right of each envelope), each to E. J. Shipman at addresses in San Francisco, Mexico, Nevada, New York City, and Florida, mostly written from Washington, D.C, New York City, and Mexico, mostly from Harriet Cecil Delafield (lengthy letters) and other family members, dated 1869-1891, but mostly 1876-1883, withy interesting and varied content.[ Excerpts: Washington, January 12, 1876, to San Francisco: <I>"I went to the Capitol...Mr. Hill from Georgia spoke yesterday and today is to be answered by Genl Garfield...Jessie will go to her Father's...She is hoping to get a clerkship & today has an appointment to see Genl. Grant...."</I> 12 pages, 5 inches by 8 inches, from his future wife, signed "Cecil". Washington, March 26, 1882, to Mexico: <I>"I will write in haste today for it will rest my thoughts. This sudden accidental death of Philip Van R. & to day hearing of Mrs. Prof Henry's sudden death have driven my thoughts into serious channels...."</I> 16 pages, 5 inches by 7 inches, from his wife, signed "Cecil." With the original 2.25 inch by 19 inch article from a Washington newspaper (fragile) headed: <I>"Shot Through the Head/The Death of Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer/Found in his room in the hotel Brunswick with a bullet in his brain-the shooting supposed to have been accidental."</I> Van Rensselaer, 38-years-old, was a direct descendant of Robert … [Click Below for Full Description]
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