Rare President Ulysses S Grant Handwritten Signed Letter to Son at Harvard. PSA
Ulysses S. Grant
This is without question one of the most impressive pieces we’ve ever had in our collection! Dated October 9th, 1872, on Executive Mansion Stationary in Washington D.C., offered here is a handwritten and signed letter from President Ulysses S. Grant to his son Buck as he attends Harvard University. As you can imagine, the letter is chock-full of fatherly life advice from the President and former Union General. It’s a much more intimate look into the life of Grant than we are used to seeing, as we typically see signed warrants, appointments, and/or pardons in the hobby. This piece is so special, and the content is so personal between father and son, that no description could do it justice… just read for yourself!
Whilst your Ma is writing to you I add a few lines to accompany her letter. She will tell you all the home news and I will give you advice. First: I want you to have the respect of all with whom you come in contact; professors and students. To gain this never deceive nor act an artificial part. Be simply yourself, know your lessons, never resort to any means to make believe you know more that you really do, particularly in the recitation room. I want you to show good standing; but I want entirely in your merits. I am not anxious that you should take first honors, nor fifth, nor any special number, but I am anxious that that you should thoroughly understand what you go over.
Call on Mr. Richardson and present to him, and to his family, my very kindest regards. Mr. Richardson being a very able and worthy man, I regard as one of the very best friends I have in Mass.
Pieces like this seldom come to the market, and it truly is one of the finest in our collection right now. Completely intact and written in Grant’s hand with the ink still perfectly bold on Executive Mansion Stationary… Everything about this is True Brigandi Quality!