RUTHERFORD B HAYES

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES. ANS, 1 p., 5×2. The former President obliges and scolds a collector. In full: “Always send envelopes addressed ready for mailing when you ask for autographs. Also cards for same. Rutherford B. Hayes.” Accompanied by the front panel of the original mailing envelope, postmarked October 21, 1891, addressed in Hayes’s hand. Fine condition, with light mounting remnants to the verso, and subtle discoloration not detracting from the overall appearance. Examples of Hayes’s full signature are increasingly difficult to come by.

$475