University Archives is excited to announce its November 10, 2021 sale. Rare Autographs, Photographs & Books will feature over 390 lots of exceptional historical material from multiple collecting categories, including U.S. Presidents/First Ladies, Revolutionary War, Art, Music, Literature, Entertainment, and Sports. Over 30 lots of the sale document the fascinating and violent history of the Old West, with many pieces from the personal collection of celebrated Western photographer Jim Tackett.

Abraham Lincoln

Lot No. 75 -- (Estimate: $20,000 - $24,000)

Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, Senators, Congressman, Over 180 Sign an Album Owned By Correspondent of Salmon P. Chase, Signed During Crucial Civil War Period


SOLD $23,750 w/ BP

This fascinating autograph album, compiled by NY Business man John D. Wilson who according to the Library of Congress was recommended to President Lincoln as a United States collector of taxes by well known merchants from the state of New York, includes signatures of 180 members of the Lincoln administration and Congress. The incredible book contains the autographs of President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, future Secretary of Treasury William P. Fessenden, Assistant Secretary of Treasury and the man behind the Lincoln Funeral George Harrington, Attorney General Edward Bates, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, and Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith, future Secretary of Interior James Harlan and approximately 170 members of Congress.