Postal cover with Treasury Department heading, addressed to ‘Gen’l U.S. Grant, Mt. McGregor, N.York.” Sent from Rockbridge baths, Virginia on June 30, 1885. Because the summer heat and humidity were thought to aggravate Ulysses S. Grant’s throat cancer, his doctors recommended that he move upstate to a cottage at the top of Mount McGregor, offered by a family friend. There he finished his memoirs just days before his death on July 23, 1885. The front and back or the envelope are separated and there is some edge wear and soiling. An interesting piece of Grant memorabilia from the last weeks of his life.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: DOC 273 / SOLD