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Lot 2048

Autograph album belonging to Henry Muhlenberg

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Extensive autograph album belonging to Henry Muhlenberg, Reading, Pennsylvania, to include letters, calling cards, notes and autographs from early US Statesman, dignitaries and signers of the Declaration of Independence, to include a check written to Joseph Reed (lawyer, Continental Congress delegate, signer of the Articles of Confederation) dated 1780, signed by Francis Hopkinson - Treasurer of Loans, (Declaration of Independence signer and designer of the American flag); calling cards for John W. Forney, Edwin Forrest, Levi Woodbury, John M. Read, John Tyler, James Shield, Charles Stewart USN, Nathanial Towson USA, William B. Reed, Pierce Butler, David D. Wagener, Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren, Alexander Macomb, Henry Muhlenberg, Thomas Green, and many Ambassadors; various letters of invitation to dinners and events including The Lord Chamberlain commanded by the Queen to a ball at Buckingham Palace; clipped signatures including Albert Gallatin, James Read, Hon. Muhlenberg, Henry Muhlenberg, Robert Morris, James Polk, Jefferson Davis, J. C. Calhoun, Sam Houston, George Ross, four Peter Muhlenberg signed receipts, seventeen clipped Peter Muhlenberg signatures; numerous wax seals; a receipt for Henry Muhlenberg as a five-dollar contributor to the Washington National Monument; numerous envelopes addressed to Henry Muhlenberg; several letters from Jacob Morris addressing a coin collection; envelope addressed to Joseph Heister Governor of Pennsylvania, with clipped signature, inscribed Governor Heister from his friend Roberts Vaux; French King Louis XVI signed document dated 1784; printed invitation to Capt. Muhlenberg for a Volunteer Encampment - Camp Potter in Lewisburg Pennsylvania, dated 1844; etc.

Condition

Most pieces held into the album with a straight pin. Various conditions, overall very good to excellent.