John Tyler Hand-Addressed Leaf – To His Son – “Tyler” In His Own Hand


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10th President.  Address leaf in the hand of John Tyler, one page, 7.75×9.75, to his son, Robert Tyler, in full:

To Robert Tyler

Student Wm & Mary



The original franking signature by Tyler has been mostly torn off but retains portions of the last few letters and “USS.”

Postmarked “Washington May 16” [1834].

Additional writing on the leaf which appears to be in the hand of Robert Tyler and signed by him:  “This did not arrive until some days after date…R. Tyler”.  An interesting association and offering a “Tyler” signature in the context of the address portion.

Robert Tyler (September 9, 1816 – December 3, 1877) was the eldest son of John Tyler and Letitia Christian Tyler. He served as the Confederate Register of the Treasury during the American Civil War.  Previously, Tyler served as private secretary for his father’s presidential administration.  In later life, he served as the editor of the Montgomery Advertiser.  His wife Priscilla Cooper Tyler served in place of the First Lady of the United States from September 10, 1842, to June 26, 1844, between the death of her mother-in-law and President Tyler’s remarriage.