Harriet Lane Autograph Letter Signed – First Lady


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Unique among First Ladies, Harriet Lane acted as hostess for the only President who never married: James Buchanan, her favorite uncle and her guardian after she was orphaned at the age of eleven.

Great two-page autograph letter signed (ALS) “Harriet Lane Johnston“, first and third pages of a 4-page black-bordered leaf with a shield and the words “Semper Paratus Ad Arma” at top, 4.25×5.5, addressed to “Dear Miss Fairchild”, in full:

Will you give me the pleasure of your company at luncheon on Thursday, January the thirty first at half past one o’clock. – Very sincerely yours Harriet Lane Johnston

1430 K. St.

Accompanied by original black-bordered envelope addressed by Lane: “Miss Fairchild New Hampshire Ave”

In very good condition, some toning to second page of ALS, horizontal fold.