ALS signed “Lucy W. Hayes,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6.75, personal "H" monogram letterhead, January 9, 1880. Letter to "My dear Mr. Senator," written from the "Executive Mansion." In full: "May I venture to remind you of the beautiful picture which now graces the East Room giving a thrill of pleasure to the average American woman as she looks upon it and sees the representation of our 'First Lady of the Land' and express the hope that it may soon become the property of the White House." In fine condition. Accompanied by a cabinet photo of Mrs. Hayes's official portrait by Daniel Huntington, bearing a facsimile signature. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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