RARE ALEXANDER GARDNER AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

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Dated Washington, DC 15th April, 1878. Pre-printed letter-head: "The / Washington Beneficial Endowment Association / of the District of Columbia…". One page letter written in ink on lined paper measuring 10 x 8". Letter exhibits two light horizontal fold-marks. Else fine, with sharp Gardner signature.

Text in Gardner's hand runs as follows: J.K. Wheeler Esq / Dear Sir &bro / Inclosed find draft for Fifteen Hundred and seven dollars and receipts which please get Bro. Edward Wadsworth to sign and return at your convenience / Let him indorse on the back of the warrant upon the Treasurer, "Edward Wadsworth guardian for Martha Wadsworth" / And let him Sign the receipt "Edward Wadsowrth guardian" the Signature of which you will please witness. / I trust we will not have to trouble you again on this matter and I think our Board have been taught a lesson the identities in future / Yours fraternally / Alex Gardner / Sec."

Alexander Gardner attained fame as a Civil War photographer, working first for Matthew Brady and then for himself. He later published his famed photographic sketches of the Civil War, and his images of Antietam and Gettysburg, and Abraham Lincoln are among the finest produced. In the early 1870s turned hand to founding an insurance company and this rare autograph letter dates from this later period. He died in 1882 at age 60. 

Extremely scarce ALS by Matthew Brady's assistant, one of America's best 19th century photographers.

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