Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! GARFIELD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/16/1866 - HFSID 51160. GARFIELD To a classmate who became a noted naturalist re: work at the Smithsonian Institution.Garfield , 3p, 5x7¾, front and verso. On stationery of the 39th Congress, vignette of the U. Capitol, the future President writes to "Orton". In full: Your welcome favor of Jan 18th came duly to hand and would have been acknowledged at once but for the great press of business upon me - I was very glad to hear from one whom I so well & so pleasurably remember as yourself. It will be difficult to get back numbers-but I will send your list to Prof Henry and ask him to lend you all he can spare. I shall be glad to hear from you at any time. I send you a copy of my speech lately made in the House of Representatives on Restoration of Rebel states.
Please send me any sermons & addresses you may publish. JAMES ORTON was a classmate of Garfield's at Williams College in 1854 and 1855 and later attended Andover Theological Seminary. He was an ordained pastor, and in the year of this letter was appointed instructor in Natural Sciences at the University of Rochester.In 1867, Professor Orton visited South America as the head of an expedition of students that was sent out under the auspices of Williams College. He made a second journey in 1873. In 1877, while on a journey to explore the Gret Beni River, he died on Lake Titicaca, Peru at the age of 47. Professor Henry was American physicist JOSEPH HENRY.
Henry, who had built the first electric motor in 1829, became the first Secretary and Director of the Smithsonian Institution in 1846, serving until his death in 1878. The unit of electrical inductance was named "Henry" in his honor. Lightly smudged by Garfield in some areas, horizontal fold through signature, else in fine condition. See more material from these signers.See more listings in our PRESIDENTIAL (1,888). Please note that this is an authentically signed item. We do not sell autograph copies or signature reprints. Images shown may contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, Gallery of History, Inc. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. Our Third & Best Handbook - The One You Want On Historical Documents! For the experienced and novice collector and for those who just love learning history this beautiful 253-page hardcover volume is for you! Take a look at over. Other listings in these categories.
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