CABINET CARD IMAGE OF U.S. GRANT & FAMILY AT MT. McGREGOR, N.Y. - 1885

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Image shows President Grant, his wife Julia and family resting on the porch of the cottage where Grant spent his last days writing his memoirs. Card measures 4 ¼” x 6 ½”. Image is clear with good contrast. Mount has yellowed with age.

Grant Cottage State Historic Site is an Adirondack mountain cottage on the slope of Mount McGregor in Town of Moreau, New York. Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, died of throat cancer at the cottage on July 23, 1885. The house was made a New York State Historic Site in 1971.

The cottage was originally owned by Joseph William Drexel, a New York banker and friend of Grant, and Grant would spend the last six weeks of his life there. Author and publisher Mark Twain gave Grant a $25,000 advance to write his memoirs; Grant completed the manuscript just three days before he died. During the next two years, sales of the work netted his family nearly $450,000 in royalties, saving his widow, Julia, from destitution. For decades after his death, thousands of Civil War veterans made a pilgrimage to this shrine outside Saratoga Springs. Thousands more visit Mt. McGregor annually to see the original artifacts preserved at this historic site.  [sl]

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