Autograph Letter Signed

SHERMAN, John (1823-1900)

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William T.'s brother, nicknamed "The Ohio Icicle," was a noted Ohio representative (1855-61) and senator (1861-77, 1881-97), best remembered for the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890; he also served as secretary of the treasury (1877-81) and secretary of state (1897-98). ALS, 1p, 5" X 8", Mansfield, OH, 1891 July 15. Addressed to Daniel Ryan. Fine. Minor mounting traces on verso. Makes an appointment -- reads in part: "If it is convenient I would like to see you and Judge Nash here some time this week either together or separately, as you prefer. I expect to be absent next week, most of the time in Cincinnati and the conference I ask for should occur before I leave here. Please confer with Nash and tell me by what train you will come and by what road, so that I may have a carriage at the station for you." Daniel J. Ryan (1855-1923) was a Republican politician and secretary of state (1889-92), while "Judge Nash" was Ohio politician, state judge and Republican governor (1900-04) George K. Nash (1842-1904). Interesting, if cryptic -- a casual social meeting would hardly have warranted such insistence, suggesting this was a meeting of some import. Ryan resigned as secretary of state in April 1891 to become Commissioner of the World's Fair for the State of Ohio, but may still have been acting secretary of state when Sherman wrote this. An unusual, intriguing letter penned the year after the landmark antitrust legislation for which Sherman will always be remembered. Bookseller Inventory # 13905

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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