(Long Branch), (1869-1873). Item #99-4889
No photographer listed, not examined out of frame. Photo is approximately 10 x 12.5", double matted, mounted on cream board, frame is 21.5 x 18.5", dark brown wood with gilt trim. Light crease to photograph and mount, some wear to one of the mats, frame has a few nicks and scratches. The Grant family is seated outside a house that has trim in the shape of an "x". This house, known as the "Grant Cottage", was given to President Grant in 1869 by wealthy supporters. Frederick F. Dent lived with the Grants and died in the White House in December 1873. COMES WITH: Souvielle, E.M. The Ulyssiad. Dacosta: Jacksonville 1896. Frontis, 9.5 x 7", blue pebbled cloth, gilt dec and lettering, 53pp. Covers rubbed and soiled with bumped corners, lower back missing small piece, inner hinges cracked, light toning, edge tear to one page else very good condition. Includes a card printed with Mrs. Grant's name and an invitation to meet Miss Nellie Sartoris. FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MRS. U.S. GRANT TO HER BROTHER G.W. DENT WHO HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO HER ON THE REVERSE PLUS A NOTE FROM JOACHIM MILLER AND SIGNED BY HIM, ALL DATED 1896. ALSO COMES WITH: Album of Beauty. Leavitt & Allen: New York (1857-1865). Autograph album. Five steel engravings including frontis, 10 x 8", black leather covers with colorful floral pattern with mother of pearl accents, spine is brown leather with gilt dec, all edges gilt, pastel colored pages, unpaginated (approx. 130). Covers worn and rubbed, back cover stained, corners and spine tips bumped and worn, outer/inner hinges cracked, staining, soiling, loose/detached and torn pages, some pages have been removed or had sections cut out, chipping. Approximately 1/3 is written and frequently not dated. Album belonged to Ellen "Nellie" Dent, Knights Perry, California and the daughter of G.W. Dent and niece of President and Mrs. Grant. Entries consist of poetry, most contributors signed with their initials (none by the president and his wife) and appear to be friends and relatives. One of the writers gave her name, Mary J. Locke, she wrote for various women's publications and was the wife of an early settler of Knights Ferry, David M. Locke. Knights Ferry, in the gold region of California, was settled in 1849. In 1852 three of Julia Dent Grant's brothers arrived: John, Lewis and George W. (G.W.), Ellen's father. A total of four pieces. Sold as a lot only. A great collection.