Hayes, Rutherford B
(1822-1893) 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). Autograph letter signed ("R.B. Hayes"), one page, 5½ x 8½ in., Fremont, O[hio], June 24, 1886. The former President writes to Mrs. Laura C. Holloway of Brooklyn, sending a plate of the engraving of Mrs. Hayes preferred by Mrs. Holloway for use in her book (The Ladies of the White House). The former president and his family prefer a Sarony photograph but leave the choice up to Mrs. Holloway; they will, however, send her corrections of "a few errors of fact." Because she was a teetotaler and served no alcohol in the White House, Mrs. Hayes was known to the country as "Lemonade Lucy." Estimated Value $300 - 400
Purchased from The Rosenbach Company in the 1950s.