Free-Franked Signature / Unsigned Portrait: YATES, Richard (1815-73)

Free-Franked Signature / Unsigned Portrait

YATES, Richard (1815-73)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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The Civil War governor of Illinois (1861-65) also served as representative (1851-55) and senator (1865-71). Bold and handsome "Richd Yates / USS," tan 3½" X 1" slip, n.p., n.y. Fine. Though not dated, this would have been a free-franking signature clipped from a type of envelope commonly used by Congressman and dates to Yates' Senate period. Accompanied by an outstanding 1860s vintage steel-engraved portrait, heavy stock 6" X 9", engraved by J.C. Buttre of New York and captioned "Eminent Loyal Governors" in ornate flowing typeface along the lower margin. Head-and-shoulders portrait of 13 Union governors, each within a small oval border; Yates appears near the upper left. Bookseller Inventory # 37205

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Title: Free-Franked Signature / Unsigned Portrait

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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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