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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant [with] ALS to Oliver Hoyt.

Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Royal 8vo, 2 vols: 584; 5-647 (1, errata) pp. PublisherÕs de luxe half morocco binding with gilt backstrips, gilt medallions on upper and lower covers, marbled edges and endpapers. Binding somewhat rubbed with some wear to backstrip bands, rear hinges weak, considerable wear to endpapers in both volumes (removal of library plates?). With 2 pp. letter, 8vo, 8 x 5 inches, written in ink on letterhead, in fine condition. PublisherÕs de luxe edition of GrantÕs Memoirs into which is laid a brief but interesting letter to Oliver Hoyt, a long-time supporter of the President: ÒYour favor. arrived two days ago. I am indebted to the Vice-President for any knowledge as to whom I was indebted for this kind remembrance.Ó signed U.S. Grant. Oliver Corse Hoyt (July 24, 1823ÐMay 5, 1887) was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1881. He was President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1879. He was a presidential elector in 1872, and cast his vote for Ulysses S. Grant. Hoyt was a trustee of a fund of $250,000 that was raised by private subscription in 1881 for the benefit of Grant and his family, to insure the General an income for the remainder of his life. Bookseller Inventory # 106427

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