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RUTHERFORD B. HAYES
President Hayes Signs A Very Large Photograph Of His Wife To The Wife Of Famous Indian Fighter George Crook
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES (1822-1893). Hayes was the Nineteenth President and a Union general during the Civil War. During his Presidency, he ended Reconstruction, began civil service reform, and restored financial confidence after the Panic of 1873. GEORGE CROOK (1829-1890). A Civil War soldier and noted Indian fighter, Crook fought at Antietam and Chickamauga. After the Civil War, he was sent to Boise, and negotiated a peace with the Apaches. He fought in 1876's Sioux War, and persuaded Geronimo to surrender. PS. 7 ½" x 13". 1877. No place [likely Washington, DC]. A very large photograph of First Lady Lucy Hayes inscribed on the lower margin by the President, "To Mrs. George Crook with kindest regards Rutherford B. Hayes 1877". It was almost surely signed as President and he signed with his full name (not his usual "R.B. Hayes"). Mary Tapscott Dailey (1842-1895) was the wife of General Crook. The black ink is light in a few sports but legible. The overall condition of the photograph is fine with some scattered surface marks, light staining and some waterstaining to the lower left corner.
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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