2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUTLER (1818-1893). Civil War Major Union General in the Army, nicknamed "Beast Butler," elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Mass., and later served as the 33rd Governor of Mass. from 1883 to 1884. Lot of Four Benjamin F. Butler related Documents, Two Items being (2) Signed, "Bulter," in this lot: 1. October 12, 1884-Dated Manuscript Letter Signed, "Butler," as Presidential nominee of the Greenback and Anti-Monopoly parties, 1 pages, octavo, 5.5" x 9", Choice Extremely Fine. Great content in this letter written from Butler to Col. T.E. Major, his private secretary. It reads, in part: "... The lie published in the Herald... has been answered by the Sun. Ask O'Reilly to publish it and give it as wide a circulation as possible. I think you do well to hold up on Flags it is too late for flags to do much good... I have but little financing of the gentleman you name...". On Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, New York, on Hitchcock, Darling & Co. letterhead. Expected folds, else very fine condition. 2. September 28, 1884-Dated, Manuscript Letter Signed, "Butler," as Presidential Nominee of the Greenback and Anti-Monopoly parties, 1 pages, octavo, measuring 5.5" x 9", Choice Extremely Fine. Also written from Butler to Col. T.E. Major, on same letterhead as item 1. 3. Undated, not signed, Typed Reading Copy of a speech given by Butler before his alma mater, Colby College in Maine, 26 pages, quarto, Very Fine. Discusses Canada and the possibility of its merger with the United States. Light toning throughout, heavy on the cover page and around the margins. Pages two-hole punched at top and bound together with string. 4. May 16, 1884-Dated, not signed, Manuscript Transcript of statements and comments: "Notes of a Hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, United States Senate Mary 16, 1884... Argument by Mr. Benjamin F. Butler," 108 pages, legal folio, Fine. Light toning throughout, heavier on cover page. Cover page also shows paper loss in lower left corner, overall in nice condition. (4 item lot)
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Archive of 4 Items with TWO Signed by Civil War Union General Benjamin Butler

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Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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