top of page

8th President of the United States ULYSSES S. GRANT handwritten two page letter dated December 2nd, 1879 to an autograph collector signed at the conclusion. Fantastic content referencing the signature of the martyred President ABRAHAM LINCOLN. The letter reads in part "I have no autograph of Mr. Lincoln save those attached to commissions".
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY PSA/DNA EXPERT EXAMINATION. Sale includes original PSA/DNA Auction Letter of Authenticity. GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest GRANT documents available on the market.

Handwritten letters from Grant referencing Abraham Lincoln are incredibly rare. Few exist in private hands, most are stored away in archives. This is a rare opportunity to own a museum quality letter in which one President references the autograph of another. 

"Galena, ILL
Dec. 2nd '79
Jas. B. Campbell Esq.

Dear sir,

I have your letter of the 28th of Nov. and note contents. I have no autograph of Mr. Lincoln save those attached to commisions. The address officials of Japan would give you their emperor. I can not give you, but anything addressed to the Minister of Foriegn affairs, for the Emperor, Tokio, Japan, would reach him. 

Very truly,

U. S. Grant"


Condition consistent with age, use, handling and wear, as shown.  Scattered foxing, otherwise in excellent condition for its age.


Elegantly framed and archivally matted to custom-made, ornate 12” x 16” “antique gold" real wood frame. Gorgeous PH-neutral "Stars & Stripes Red" brushed suede mat with descriptive plaque and featuring authentic, highly-detailed antique 1860's era engraving of GRANT as a Lt. General in the Union Army.


NOTE:  All SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents. This acid-free, ph-neutral museum-grade mounting tissue releases safely and easily with simply a swipe of a damp Q-tip.
A handsome and impressive addition to the den or office of the Civil War buff or autograph collector.



SIGNATURIST-INK is the trusted dealer of many museums, libraries and historical collections having helped procure documents and artifacts for the likes of THE FRED W. SMITH NATIONAL LIBRARY FOR THE STUDY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON at Mount Vernon, the WILLIAM McKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM, and the JOHN MARSHALL HOUSE Museum, and many others.

Sold as is, as shown.

ULYSSES S. GRANT * PSA/DNA * "No Autograph of Abraham Lincoln" Letter Signed

    bottom of page