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1910 Morgan Bulkeley Signed Typewritten Letter

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $928.00

One-page typewritten letter (8 x 10.5 inches) by Morgan Bulkeley (1837-1922) on official "United States Senate, Committee On Railroads, Washington" stationery. The letter, dated "May 28th, 1910," and addressed to a "Mr. Oscar B. Vibbert" of Hazardville, Connecticut, reads in full "My dear sir and comrade:- Replying to yours of the 25th instant, I enclose to you herewith your pension certificate as requested. Yours truly, [signed in black fountain pen] M. G. Bulkeley ("9"). Mr. Vibbert was likely a Civil War veteran who had appealed to Bulkeley for assistance in obtaining retirement benefits. Morgan Gardner Bulkeley contributed many years of distinguished service to politics and business. In addition to serving as a U.S. Senator, his elective offices included Mayor of Hartford and Governor of Connecticut, as well as serving as the first president of professional baseball's National League. In the latter capacity, Bulkeley is credited with providing sound guidance to the newly organized association of teams, focusing on elevating the integrity of the game to ensure its success in the future. Morgan Bulkeley was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. This dramatic example of his very scarce signature, appearing on an attractive "Linen Ledger" watermarked stationery sheet, is of exceptionally high quality. The letter has normal mailing folds. Near Mint condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $928.00

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